Ramen Noodle Salad
Ramen Noodle Salad – Asian salad made with ramen noodles, cabbage and carrots in a tangy and appetizing dressing. So healthy and delicious!
Originally published in September 2008. Updated with new photos and recipe.
When I was a poor international student in the Midwest, ramen was pretty much my daily diet. On days when I was tired of instant ramen in MSG-laden soup, I made ramen noodle salad, just like the ones shown on the pictures here.
Ramen noodle salad is one of the easiest salads to make and it’s quite delicious. Imagine al dente ramen noodles with shredded cabbage, carrots, in a tangy, sweet, and mildly spicy dressing of Japanese ponzu, sesame oil, honey, and Thai sweet chili sauce. It’s got flavors, vegetables, carb and tastes just like those expensive salads at fancy Asian-fusion restaurants.
What’s more, there is absolutely no cooking involved other than cooking the ramen. Slice the cabbages, carrot, stir and mix, and that’s pretty much a salad dinner. Now that I am no longer a poor student, I still make this ramen noodle salad once in a while, thinking of the old days.
With Spring just around the corner, I am sure you are looking forward to refreshing and colorful salads. This is the perfect spring recipe, try it!