Friday, June 28, 2013

Food Friday - Crunchy Asian Salad

Crunchy Asian Salad
adapted from a friend - Jacki Lewis

I love the Asian Coleslaw versions that are out there but I have never found one that I LOVE until now.  In May a friend and I made the food for a Ladies Tea at church and she made this salad.  It was the best I had ever tasted so I grabbed her recipe!  The secret?  Good Seasoning's Dressing mix.  The dressing for this salad is my new favorite go to dressing for everything. We had steak one night last week and had one steak left so I cute it up into thin strips, added it to lettuce with sunflower seeds and croutons and used this dressing - best salad ever :-)  

1 env.  (0.7 oz.) GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix
1/2 cup  sugar
2 Tbsp.  soy sauce
2 pkg.  (3 oz. each) ramen noodle soup mix
2 pkg.  (16 oz. each) coleslaw blend (cabbage slaw mix)
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 cup   Dry Roasted Sunflower Kernels
1/2 cup  Sliced Almonds, toasted

Make It

PREPARE dressing mix in small bowl as directed on envelope. Stir in sugar and soy sauce.
BREAK apart Noodles; place in large bowl. Discard Seasoning Packets or reserve for another use. Add coleslaw blend, onions, sunflower kernels and nuts to noodles; mix lightly.
ADD dressing; toss to coat.