I have been searching for fabulous, new and old, ideas for summer salads... Here is the best of what I found thus far...
1. Top Ramen Noodle Salad
This salad is so yummy and everyone loves it, adults and children alike! So good, you must make this for your family tonight! Or even better for a pot luck this weekend!
1/2 Large Head of Cabbage
1 Bundle Green Onions, Sliced
1 Package Top Ramen Noodles, Chicken Flavored
2 tb Toasted Sesame Seeds
1/2 Cup Toasted/Sliced Almonds
2 tb Sugar
1 ts Salt
1 ts Pepper
3 tb Rice Vinegar
1/2 cup Olive Oil
Here are the directions, seriously, it could not get any easier than this!
Crush the package of Ramen noodles... Combine noodles,chopped cabbage,onions,sesame seeds and almonds into a large bowl. Separately, combine packet of seasoning for the noodles, salt, pepper, vinegar and oil, to create the dressing! Pour dressing on top of salad, mix thoroughly and refrigerate... You can also add some grilled chicken or another meat if you so choose, we prefer without...Your done, and this salad is delicious! Enjoy
(I would recommend waiting to eat the majority of the salad the following day, it tastes twice as good...worth the wait!)
2.Orange Scented Cold Peanut Noodles
This is a refreshing salad that you could serve as a side dish or a main dish if you were to add a protien like chicken, shrimp etc... I thought it sounded great, with almost a Thai foundation... Yum!
1/2 Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
3 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/3 Cup Orange Juice
1 Clove Garlic,Pressed
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce or Bragg's Amino Acids
1 tb Toasted Sesame Oil
1 tb Honey
1 tb Ginger,Freshly Grated
1/4 Hot H20
1 Pound Angel Hair Pasta, cooked,drained and rinsed
2 Scallions, thinly sliced (optional)
1 English Cucumber,peeled,seeded, and sliced into long narrow strips, then cut crosswise
2 tb cilantro,coarsely chopped (optional)
Whisk together the first nine ingredients in a bowl. Add pasta scallions,cucumber and cilantro, and use your fingers to toss and coat the noodles,(great for little kiddie hands!) Add salt or more vinegar if you would like. Let it sit at room temperature if you are eating it right away, otherwise refrigerate, serve and enjoy!