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Monday, August 1, 2011

Ramen Salad

We had this at a Stake Relief Society function. It was so good, I tracked it down!


1 lb bag coleslaw mix
3 green onions, chopped
1/2 c slivered almonds
2 T sesame seeds, toasted under broiler
1 pkg chicken top ramen, uncooked, crushed


1/2 c oil
3 T vinegar
2 t sugar
1 t salt
1 pkg chicken flavoring from ramen

Mix together coleslaw and onions.
When you add the dressing, it will make the salad wilt pretty quickly, so I wouldn't add it more than 30 minutes before. Then add the sesame seeds and almonds. Add crushed ramen noodles right before serving.

Serve with Hawaiian Haystacks or eat just because it's so good!

Hawaiian Haystacks

From what I can gather, this is a Mormon staple, but I'd never had it until I moved to Texas. A few years ago we were in Missouri visiting Mike's brother and his family, and my sister-in-law made her version of it. The sauce for the chicken was UH-mazing. I've made it a few times since and we love it, so I wanted to pass it along.

Chicken / sauce:

3-4 chicken breasts, cooked, cut in small pieces
2 1/2 T soy sauce
1 1/2 c sugar
4 T ketchup
2 c pineapple juice (1 can), pineapple chunks (optional)
1/2 c vinegar
1/3 c cornstarch
1/3 c cold water

Mix together and cook juice, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and ketchup until sugar is dissolved.
Mix 1/3 c cornstarch with 1/3 c cold water. Add to sauce and stir until clear.
About 10 minutes before serving, add chicken and pineapple chunks (optional)
Serve over white rice

What to add on haystacks:

Shredded cheese (we use cheddar or sharp cheddar), pineapple chunks, slivered almonds, green onions, tomatoes, avocados... There are a bunch of other things too - what else do y'all use?


Try serving it with THIS salad. It's incredible!!!