Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Oriental Salad

Almost every time we have a potluck at school, someone brings this salad and it is done in no time. I kept meaning to ask around at school how to make it but never thought about that when I was actually AT school. :) So one day I was in the mood for it, I pulled out my handy dandy family cookbook, opened it up, and...ta-da...there it was. Actually, not once but twice. I ended up using my grandmother's recipe which was just like one of my co-worker's recipe with one minor change via the co-worker...

1 bag of coleslaw (my recipe says tri-color, I just used the most colorful coleslaw mix I could find...
2 packages of Ramen noodles, Oriental or beef (my co-worker uses beef)
1 package of sunflower seeds...already shelled of course :)
1 package of slivered almonds
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup vinegar

Crush the Ramen noodles. I put them in a plastic bag and used a meat tenderizer. Do NOT use the seasoning packets yet.

Mix the slaw, Ramen noodles, almonds, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl.

Mix the oil, vinegar, sugar, and Ramen flavor packets in a large measuring cup or a bowl. Refrigerate overnight.

Pour the dressing over the slaw mixture just before serving.

Forgive the picture above. I didn't take the picture right away. No matter how it looks, I will say, it was good stuff!


1 comment:

  1. I just wanted to thank you so much for starting this blog:-) I made your mostacciloi recipe for the 2nd time last night-I added a layer of ricotta cheese mixed with an egg in between the noodle and meat layer and it made it even more fabulous:-) Thanks for taking the time to share your recipes!


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