The original recipe is from my sister, Lorraine. Although I love this recipe, it is not healthy due to the ramen noodles! I have tweaked the recipe a bit, which is what is recorded below. I want to experiment with the recipe to see if I can remove the ramen noodles and still have a good result.
- My additions:
- 1 pkg Broccoli Slaw (12 oz)
- 1/2 bunch green onions (original recipe calls for full bunch...I prefer less)
- 1/2 cup avocado oil
- 1/2 cup sugar (I think this could be reduced to 1/3 & still be plenty sweet! try that next time)
- 1/3 cup vinegar
- 2 pkg ramen noodles
- 1 cup sunflower seeds
- chopped celery, including the innermost part & leaves
- extra red cabbage
- extra coleslaw mix (just green cabbage & carrots)
In small bowl, mix oil, sugar, vinegar & chicken flavoring from ramen noodles.
Crush ramen noodles into small pieces (no big clumps).
In large bowl, mix broccoli slaw, green onions & broken dry noodles.
Mix greens and dressing (this is best done a day ahead so the noodles can soak up some of the dressing and soften).
Before serving, stir in sunflower seeds.
My Notes: This recipe makes a TON of dressing, way more than needed. I quadrupled this recipe for Alyssa's graduation party. I added 1, 10 oz bag of red cabbage and 1, 16 oz bag of cole slaw mix to this and it turned out great! I used my biggest stainless steel metal bowl to mix this up in. There was plenty of dressing and flavor for the additional veggies. As noted above, I used half the amount of green onions called for in the original recipe and it was still plenty. Quadrupled and with these additional veggies, I had a HUGE amount of salad...filling 2 of my largest (11 cup) storage containers and a little more...and those containers were packed full. For a single batch, you could easily double the amount of broccoli slaw or just buy a bag of shredded red cabbage and add it in.
Ideas to make it healthy:
Got to get rid of the ramen noodles, or at a minimum, the seasoning packets because among other yucky ingredients, it contains MSG! I was thinking of trying some uncooked broken spaghetti or some other very small type of pasta and subbing it for the ramen noodles. Then I was going to check the ingredients in the flavoring packets and add those spices into the dressing along with some healthy organic chicken bouillon paste that I have. Hope I can figure something out, because this is so good! I could eat this stuff ever day! Great served over a bed of spinach, too!