If I told you I was making a Ramen Noodle Salad, you’d probably look at me like what the heck. Who does that? It sounds weird. It sounds gross—Ect etc. If I just brought it to a potluck, you may like it and not even realize there is ramen noodle in there. One night I just made it at dinner, and my spouse had no idea. I wasn’t hiding it; we just had extra Ramen Noodle packages that had been sitting in our house for a few too many moves.
When I was younger, my mom would make it for dinner from time to time. We would bring it to parties, or she would just make it as a side dish. When I got older, I liked it so much I made versions to bring to parties.
Making a “coleslaw recipe” is ironic for me because I actually hate mayonnaise. If you asked me: Do all coleslaw recipes contain mayonnaise, I would have thought yes, but this Ramen Noodle Coleslaw recipe does not.
Why make a Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe?
- Are you going to a potluck? Do you want to bring a healthier side dish to a potluck?
- Do you want a healthier salad item to have at the house?
- Are you just looking for a fun and different coleslaw recipe?
- Do you just have extra ramen noodles that you say you’ll use but never do?
- Do you just want to make a ramen noodle salad?
These are all great reasons! Plus, Ramen Noodle Coleslaw is cheap and healthy. I didn’t even realize there were so many brands of Ramen Noodles, and I’ve always just used these.
I was going to say I don’t have that many stories about Ramen Noodle Salad, but apparently, I do! Usually, with food blogging, I have to think my way through several stories just to get enough SEO.
I think that is enough SEO storytime about an easy Ramen Noodle Salad recipe. Because you know, food blogging is all about SEO stories!
Finally, there are a bunch of names for the Ramen Noodle Salad including:
- Asian Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe
- Ramen Noodle Coleslaw
- Ramen Coleslaw
- Chilled Asian Salad Recipe
As you can see, there are a lot of names for the same thing.
Are the Ramen Noodles Uncooked?
Yes. They may get soggy if you leave it sitting for days. What happens is the ramen noodles soak up the dressing. If you want a crunchier consistency, you can add the ramen noodles after the salad has sat and right before serving.
Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe:
Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe
- 2 3 oz Ramen Noodle Packages (any flavor is fine as you won't use the flavoring packets)
- 1/2 cup Sliced Almonds
- 1 cup Sliced Carrots
- 1/2 cup Cranberries
- 2 16 oz Package of Coleslaw Mix
- 1/2 cup Olive Oil
- 1/4 cup White Vinegar
- 2 tbsp Sugar
- Remove Ramen Flavoring. Place the Ramen Noodles in a Ziploc Bag and crush so that they are fine.
- In a large bowl, add coleslaw mix, sliced almonds, carrots, cranberries, and crushed ramen noodles.
- In a measuring bowl, add vegetable oil, vinegar, and sugar. Whisk together.
- Pour oil mixture over the coleslaw mix and toss everything together to evenly coat.
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours (more is fine).
- Serve chilled
Ramen Noodle Coleslaw Notes:
- You can use any flavor of Ramen Noodle because you are removing the flavor package.
- This recipe is customizable based on you. I’ve added other times of sliced nuts because we are out of almonds. I’ve also added oranges. I’ve even seen people add rice or beans.
- Some people also choose to cook or toast the ramen noodles beforehand, but I have found it makes them soggier faster.
- You can also make Ramen Noodle Salad a main dish by adding your favorite protein of choice.
- I’ve never added the ramen noodle seasoning, but I know others have. Have fun with it!
You can see all recipes here.
Questions for you:
Have you tried Ramen Noodle Salad?
Did you eat a lot of ramen noodles while you were younger?