Sunday, March 23, 2014

Crunchy Asain Slaw {Oriental Coleslaw}


The only time I indulge in regular coleslaw is when were having fried chicken, fried catfish or pulled barbecue sandwiches. Other than that I usually don't eat it. Crunchy Asian Slaw on the other hand, I could eat any day of the week.

I can't recall the first time I tried this Asian slaw, but more than likely it was at a barbecue or cookout. There are several recipes all over the Internet and contain pretty much the same ingredients, cabbage, shredded
carrots, Ramen noodles, slivered almonds and a homemade Asian dressing.     
Some recipes have peanut butter and some do not. I do know one thing this slaw is super easy to make and travels well making it the perfect dish for spring and summer, cookouts, barbecues and potlucks. 

Everyone who tries this salad always asks for the recipe. Asian Slaw is one of those salads that I could sit and eat the whole bowl all by myself. Instead of using cabbage and shredded carrots I use packaged coleslaw and broccoli slaw mix.

I simplified the recipe even more by using Marzetti's® Simply Dressed Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette instead of a homemade Asian dressing. I love Marzetti's® Asian Sesame Salad Accents, so I substituted that in place of slivered almonds. I think this simplified version turned out fabulous!

Start by preheating the oven to 350-degrees. Break up or crush the Ramen noodles and discard the seasoning packet. Place the Ramen noodles and the salad accents in a single layer on a medium baking sheet. Bake the noodle mixture for 10 minutes or until lightly golden. 

Remove from the oven and allow the mixture to completely cool. In a large bowl add the coleslaw, broccoli slaw, green onions, and cooled noodle mixture. Pour the ginger sesame vinaigrette over the mixture and lightly toss. 

Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately to retain it's crunchiness. 



Easy Crunchy Asian Slaw 

1 - (3 oz) package oriental or beef Ramen noodles, crushed (discard seasoning packet)
1 - (3.5 oz) package Marzetti Asian Sesame Salad Accents
3 - cups ready-to-eat coleslaw mix
2 - cups broccoli slaw
4 - 5  green onions, chopped
1 - (12 oz) bottle Marzetti Simply Dressed Ginger Sesame Vinaigrette 
fresh chopped cilantro for garnish, optional

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Break up or crush the Ramen noodles and discard the seasoning packet.

Place the Ramen noodles and the salad accents in a single layer on a medium baking sheet. Bake the noodle mixture for 10 minutes or until lightly golden. 

Remove from the oven and allow the mixture to completely cool.

In a large bowl add the coleslaw, broccoli slaw, green onions, and cooled noodle mixture. 

Pour the ginger sesame vinaigrette over the mixture and lightly toss. Garnish with cilantro and serve immediately to retain it's crunchiness.  

Servings: 4

Cook's Note: If making this salad to serve at a later time, or to take to a cookout store the cooled noodle mixture in a large zip lock bag until ready to toss and serve.  


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16 comments:

Colleen said... #

This looks really good. Love coleslaw here also and I agree; slaw goes so well with fried chicken or fish, tilapia on this end.:} We even have it with a pot roast sometimes.
I also buy the packaged slaw (great time saver) so will be making this for sure.
Thanks for the recipe.
Hope you have a wonderful and enjoyable day.

ColleenB.
Texas

Donna said... #

I have a cousin who added cooked chicken chunks to this for a main dish.. so good, it goes fast at family gatherings.

Tina Butler said... #

@Donna I have seen that as well. I bet it's good.

Thank you for stopping by Colleen.

Candice said... #

This slaw looks like a very flavorful and colorful way to enjoy a spring dish! Can't wait to try!

Laurie said... #

I love the original version of the Oriental Coleslaw where you make the dressing. I will have to try this version. Also, I have never tried it with the ramen noodles baked before. Am I to assume that makes them crunchier? I will be making this soon and the above comment of adding chicken to it sounds great also.

Barbara Merne said... #

I love this recipe and I am looking forward to making it but I have only one problem, I live in Ireland and I am unable to get the Sesame accents, can you tell me what I can use instead please. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

Tina Butler said... #


I think you could use any asian dressing.

Anonymous said... #

I'm going to use this on fish tacos!

Tina Butler said... #

That sounds like a nice option. LMK how the fish taco turn out.

Anonymous said... #

If you make your own dressing, add some sesame oil. I usually add about 1 teaspoon as it has a strong flavor. Black sesame seeds are a nice addition too.

Anonymous said... #

What is broccoli slaw?

Eric Snyder said... #

Where can one find the Marzetti ingredients?

claralovesproducts said... #

i love asian anything...i have a great salad dressing recipe...will try this salad soon...sounds so yummy...

Bigbee60 said... #

Eric Synder try your local Walmart, google it to see it yours carry it local mine does.

Paula King said... #

I see Marzetti dressing, etc, in the produce dept of the super market, never noticed the seasoning but assume it will be with the dressings

Tina Butler said... #

@Eric Snyder everything is located in the produce section.


@Paul King the Marzetti Salad Accents are located in the produce department as well. I found mine on a end cap by the strawberries and bagged salads at Walmart.