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Do you mean this Surprise Coleslaw Traca? If so, I agree, it makes alot, which is nice.

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Posted to Thread #12191 at 3:40 pm on Oct 9, 2008

Surprise Coleslaw

1/2 medium cabbage, shredded (2mm Cuisinart disk)
3 to 4 green onions, chopped
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted*
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted*
1 pkg Top Ramen noodles, or any brand (chicken is best), uncooked and crushed

Toss salad and then add enough dressing to moisten well. Note: You may not need to add all of the dressing.

Dressing:
1 pkg flavoring mix from Ramen noodles (chicken flavor is best)
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup oil (I like Canola)
3 tbsp cider vinegar

To toast almonds and sesame seeds: in 350 degree oven on cookie sheet or in dry skillet on stove. Watch closely so they don’t burn.

Optional: can also add chunks of cooked chicken breast

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Traca: I have a version I like a lot... This is a modified version of the Surprise Coleslaw recipe that's been around the swap for ages (Pat drew my attention to the original--thanks Pat!)

I usually make up a big batch of dressing (4-8 times this). The salad keeps really well for days.
Here's my version:

Dressing:
1 pkg flavoring mix from chicken Ramen noodles
2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp seasoning salt (I like McCormicks Season All seasoned salt)
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp dark sesame oil (quality matters here. I use Yeo's Pure Sesame Oil found at Asian Markets – every other kind I've used pales in comparison)
3 tbsp apple cider

Whisk all the ingredients together. For a variation, I sometimes add 2-3 tbsp orange juice (I like Dole's pineapple/orange/banana)

Salad:
1/2 medium green cabbage, shredded
1/4 medium purple cabbage, shredded
3-4 green onions, chopped fine
2 heads of brocoli, separated into bite sized pieces
3-4 carrots, shredded
add cooked turkey or chicken

Garnish:
2 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted (I usually skip the almonds. The salad is already really crunchy and the almonds are often the most expensive part of the salad)1 pkg Top Ramen noodles, uncooked and crushed (I have tried ramen from the Asian market and find Top Ramen noodles have a better consistency, especially after you add the dressing)

Variations: I also will often add red peppers & tomatoes. If I add orange juice to the dressing, I also add orange segments.


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