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Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

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Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is sure to be a big hit at your next BBQ or picnic. This salad has nice crunch for the ramen noodles that are mixed with the coleslaw, green onions, almonds, sunflower seeds, mandarin oranges, fresh parsley and topped with a light dressing. 

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is the perfect summer BBQ salad. This comes together in under 15 minutes.

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

Did everyone have a great 4th of July weekend?

It was a beautiful weekend in Ohio and we did a lot of really fun things. Of course our holiday involved a lot of picnics and BBQs, swimming in a few lakes, boating and running a 4th of July fun run {this pregnant girl was cheering from the sidelines}. Will ran his first 1 mile run and loved every minute of it. All in all we had a great time with family and friends and of course ate lots of delicious summer food.

Today’s Asian Ramen Noodle Salad made an appearance a couple of times over the course of the holiday weekend. I forgot how much I love it. It is packed with chopped vegetables, crunchy ramen noodles, mandarin oranges, sunflower seeds, almonds and a light dressing. It is a really easy salad to make, which is another reason it makes a perfect holiday salad.

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is ready in under 15 minutes. This is great for summer BBQs.

I can have this salad ready in under 15 minutes and this recipe makes a huge batch, so it feeds a crowd. You can easily modify this salad by changing up the nuts, adding a different kind of coleslaw mix, adding edamame for extra protein or even changing up the dressing.

When I attend a BBQ or picnic my favorite thing to eat is the salads. Some people might think that is a bit crazy when the table is loaded with hamburgers, hotdogs, chips and more, but for me salads are the best part. I love pasta salads, chickpea salads and of course today’s Asian Ramen Noodle Salad.  There is nothing like balancing all of that holiday eating with some healthy, veggie packed salads.

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is an easy, healthy salad. Perfect for a picnic or BBQ.

To assemble this salad I used some fun, new products from OXO including the OXO Little Salad Dressing Shaker2-in-1 Salad Servers and an 8 Piece SNAP Glass Round Container Set. I love the 8 Piece SNAP Glass tuperware containers because they are the perfect containers to carry your salad in when taking it on-the-go with you.

Made from BPA-free borosilicate glass, the SNAP Glass Food Storage Containers can withstand extreme temperature changes without the risk of cracking or shattering.  The SNAP lids have four locking tabs and a removable gasket which ensures a leakproof seal.  SNAP Glass Containers are both nestable and stackable, which means whether they’re full or empty, it’s easy to fit them in your cabinets.

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is an easy, healthy salad. Perfect for a picnic or BBQ.

That cute little salad dressing shaker has quickly become my favorite for making homemade dressings in and it even travels really well if you want to take some extra dressing with you.  For the Asian Ramen Noodle Salad I suggest waiting to add the dressing until the day you are going to eat the salad. The salad will last a few days in the refrigerator but if you add the dressing and let it sit in the fridge the ramen noodles will get a bit soggy.

One of my favorite things about this Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is the extra crunch that the ramen noodles adds along with the crunchy almonds and sunflower seeds!

Note that the recipe does make a large amount of salad for a crowd. If that is too much for your needs you can easily cut the recipe in half. 

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is ready in under 15 minutes. This is great for summer BBQs.

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad

Yield: 12 cups
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is sure to be a big hit at your next BBQ or picnic. This salad has nice crunch for the ramen noodles that are mixed with the coleslaw, green onions, almonds, sunflower seeds, mandarin oranges, fresh parsley and topped with a light dressing.

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 - 16 oz. bag of coleslaw mix
  • 2- 3 oz. ramen noodle packages, discard the seasoning
  • 5 green onions, green parts chopped
  • 1 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup of mandarin orange slices, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped

For the dressing:

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil {you can also use vegetable oil or any cooking oil}
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine the coleslaw, ramen noodles, green onions, sliced almonds, sunflower seeds, mandarin oranges and fresh parsley and toss to combine.
  2. In a salad dressing container combine the extra virgin olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, sugar and the dash of salt and pepper and mix.
  3. Gently pour the dressing over the ramen salad and toss to combine.

Notes

If you aren't eating your salad right away I would wait to add the dressing until you are ready to serve the salad. I noticed that if you let the dressing sit on the salad for too long the noodles start to get soggy--I like the noodles to have some crunch.

You can use a variety of other ingredients in this for example a broccoli slaw would work nicely, matchstick carrots, radishes and cucumbers would also make a nice addition.

This recipe makes a large amount of salad for a crowd. If you don't need that much salad the recipe can easily be cut in half.

Serving size is 1 cup.

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad Nutrition

If you like this Asian Ramen Noodle Salad you will love these other summer salad recipes:

Mixed Berry Caprese Salad - bright and fresh

Mixed Berry Caprese Orzo Salad

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad

Summer Orzo Pasta Salad

Classic Pasta Salad makes the perfect BBQ side dish. This is simple and packed with flavor.

 Classic Pasta Salad

Asian Ramen Noodle Salad is the perfect picnic salad! This is easy to make and a crowd favorite.

Today’s post is in partnership with OXO. I was sent product to test out and use in my post. As always, opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for supporting the brands that allow me to create new and delicious recipes!  

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Bonnie

Sunday 8th of August 2021

How long can I make the dressing ahead? How long does it keep if I have extra?

Julia

Monday 9th of August 2021

This would be fine to make a few days ahead of time! Since it is olive oil based it would last a week I am sure- it just might need to be shaken up.

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