Crunchy Cabbage Salad

Crunchy Cabbage SaladMy kids gobble this salad up and my husband asks me to always keep it in the fridge for him to snack on. It is a great way to get the kids to eat cabbage. The Ramen Noodles add a nice crunch to the salad.


  • 16 oz of green cabbage, bagged or freshly chopped
  • 1 pkg of chicken flavored Ramen Noodles, reserve seasoning packet for dressing below
  • 3-4 green onions, white and green part, sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup slivered or sliced almonds
  • 2 tbs sesame seeds

  • Dressing Ingredients for Salad:
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil or canola oil
  • 2 tbs red wine vinegar or white vinegar
  • 2 tbs white sugar
  • 1 packet of Ramen Noodle chicken seasoning


  1. Mix all dressing ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. Or place in a small jar with a lid and shake.
  2. Roast slivered almonds and sesame seeds in a medium sized sauté pan, stirring frequently until golden in color. Remove from heat and cool.
  3. Place coleslaw, green onions, almonds and sesame seeds in a serving bowl.
  4. Break the uncooked Ramen Noodles into small pieces and toss with the salad mixture in the bowl.
  5. Right before serving, pour the mixed dressing over the salad and toss. If you add too early, the noodles will not be crunchy. I typically will add the dressing about 15-30 minutes prior to serving.


- I like to use the coleslaw blend with green cabbage, carrots and red cabbage.

- Roasting the almonds and sesame seeds is not required if you are trying to save time. Many times I will skip this step.

- Some recipes call for cooking the almonds and sesame seeds in butter. For a special treat or occasion you can do this, but this of course will add calories and fat.

- You can replace the 2 tbs of sugar with Splenda.

- If you don't have chicken flavored Ramen Noodles, you can use oriental or beef flavored. However, we have tried them all and prefer chicken flavored.


-  I break the noodles up while they are still in the packet. Just be careful, sometimes the package will split open while you are doing this.

- You can make it ahead of time and add the dressing in when ready to serve.


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