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Oriental Salad is always delicious on a hot summer evening. It’s the perfect salad to bring to a picnic or to make for a light lunch time meal. This salad is packed full of delicious ingredients. Coleslaw mix, broccoli slaw, baby spinach, green onions, oriental ramen noodles, four different nuts and a fantastic homemade dressing. Almost forgot to mention the garlic-ginger wonton strips too.
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There are many variations of this salad but this is our favorite.
- 1 16 oz package coleslaw mix
- 1 16 oz package broccoli slaw mix
- 1 8 oz package baby spinach
- 6 green onions, sliced on the diagonal
- 2 3 oz packages oriental flavored Ramen noodles
- 3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
- 1/2 cup sunflower nuts
- 2 tablespoons black sesame seeds, toasted
- 1/2 cup cashew halves
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 2 seasoning packets from Ramen noodles
- 1/2 cup salad oil
- 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 to 2 cups garlic ginger wonton strips.
Combine coleslaw mix, broccoli slaw mix, baby spinach, green onions, ramen noodles broken up, (set aside seasoning packets for dressing) almonds, sunflower nuts, black sesame seeds, cashew halves and cilantro in a large salad bowl.
Chill, covered until serving time or up to 1 hour.
Before serving, shake salad dressing ingredients in an empty glass jar with a screw top.
Pour over salad, toss to coat.
Sprinkle top of salad with wonton strips. Serve.
*If you like more dressing on your salad simply double salad dressing ingredients.
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For this recipe we used Nissin Ramen Noodles