This easy crunchy ramen slaw with Asian dressing is make ahead, party sized, and crowd pleasing; everyone loves it!!!
This crunchy ramen slaw is super easy.
Bagged tri-color coleslaw makes this a super easy side dish to throw together for a party or picnic. The bags travel well, making it convenient to carry to the party and assemble before serving. Most all of the ingredients in this slaw are easy to assemble, prep, or simply toss into the bowl. The dressing takes less than 5 minutes to mix. Easy breezy!!!
This crunchy ramen slaw is a lake party favorite side dish.
This crunchy slaw is a guaranteed crowd pleaser and the dish I am expected to bring to the annual lake party for my husband’s firm. When the food sign up sheet is emailed to all of us, “crunchy ramen slaw” is always filled in beside my name before I even open the email lol. After taking this to the first lake party, I have been asked to take it every year since.
This crunchy ramen slaw perfectly complements smoked meats.
This crunchy ramen slaw with Asian dressing goes well with myriad entrees, but it especially complements barbecue style meats. The vibrant flavors of sweet, sour, salty & tangy stand up well to deep smoky beef, pork, and chicken. Don’t have a grill or smoker? Try these fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, this Boston butt pulled pork, or this Texas style oven smoked beef brisket. All of these meats have rich smoky flavor but are cooked long and low in the oven~no grill needed.
The recipe below makes enough to feed 10-12 folks, so you’ll want to half it for a small family. This can also be made ahead. Ingredients can be chopped and put in individual bags, and dressing added just before serving.
If you try this crunchy slaw, let me hear what you think! I’d also love to hear any modifications or tweaks that might work for you. As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- 2 (16-ounce) bags tri-colored coleslaw
- 2 (3-ounce) packages ramen noodles (broken into small pieces--flavor packets discarded)
- 1 cup thinly sliced green onions
- 1 cup craisins (dried cranberries)
- 1 cup slivered almonds, lightly toasted
- 1/2 cup glazed nuts (optional) *
- 3/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- salt & pepper to taste
- Combine all slaw ingredients into bowl; toss to combine.
- Cover and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
- Combine all dressing ingredients.
- Whisk or shake until sugar dissolves.
- Pour over cabbage mixture just before serving.**
- Toss caggabe and dressing until thoroughly combined.
* Walnuts, pecans or almonds
** Add small amounts of dressing and toss; be careful not to use too much.
Nutrition InformationYield 14 Serving Size 1/2 cup
Amount Per ServingCalories 306Total Fat 21gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 1mgSodium 421mgCarbohydrates 27gNet Carbohydrates 0gFiber 1gSugar 18gSugar Alcohols 0gProtein 3g