Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles

This Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles is the perfect dish for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. Made with fresh ingredients and tossed in a delicious sesame dressing, this salad is bursting with flavor and crunch.

white plate full of oriental salad.

We love salads when the weather gets warm, but sometimes a plain old lettuce and tomato salad just doesn’t cut it. That’s where this Asian salad comes in!

The combination of fresh vegetables, crunchy ramen noodles, and a savory sesame dressing makes for the perfect balance of flavors and textures. Plus, it’s so easy to make that you’ll have a delicious meal in no time.

wooden bowl full off oriental salad.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This salad comes together in just a few minutes, making it perfect for those busy weeknights or when you need a quick, nutritious lunch.
  • Whether you’re a meat-lover or a vegetarian, you can easily customize this salad to fit your dietary preferences.
  • Whether it’s a casual family dinner, a summer picnic, or a potluck, this Asian salad with ramen is versatile enough to suit any occasion.

🛒Ingredients

bowls of green onions, sugar, soy sauce, sesame seeds, garlic powder, ramen, sesame oil, almonds, olive oil, vinegar, and broccoli slaw.

This delicious recipe calls for simple and easy-to-find ingredients. So, next time you are in the grocery store pick up these simple ingredients so that you can enjoy this fresh salad.

  • Ramen – without the seasoning
  • broccoli slaw
  • toasted almonds
  • sesame seeds
  • green onion
  • olive oil
  • soy sauce
  • sugar
  • distilled white vinegar
  • garlic powder
  • sesame oil

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles

Making this oriental salad is as easy as 1, 2, 3! Just follow these simple steps and you will have a tasty salad to serve with your family and friends in no time at all.

bowl of sesame seeds, broccoli slaw, sliced almonds, sliced green onions in a large bowl.

Step 1: Make the base of the salad

Remove seasoning packets from the ramen crumble the noodles into small, bite-sized pieces, and place in a large bowl. Add in the slaw mix, almonds, sesame seeds, and green onions, and mix well. 

sesame dressing being mixed in a large glass bowl.

Step 2: Make the dressing

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, and sesame oil. 

dressing being added on top of salad in a large bowl.

Step 3: Add the dressing to the serve

When ready to serve, add the dressing to the salad and stir thoroughly to coat everything with the dressing. Serve immediately.

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Protein: Cooked chicken or tofu can add protein to this salad.
  • Extra vegetables: Add edamame or snap peas for an extra crunch and color.
  • Heat: For a spicy kick, sprinkle chili flakes or drizzle spicy mayo.

Are you looking for another salad to make that’s perfect for potlucks, cookouts and so much more? If so, check out this Broccoli Salad with Almonds. It’s a great salad.

🥄 Equipment

To make this recipe, you will need the following equipment:

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
bite of oriental salad on a fork held in the air.

🥫 Storage

Storage – For this recipe, you will need to store the ingredients separately as the salad will get soggy quickly. The slaw mixture can be stored in the fridge for 2-3 days, and the dressing can be stored in an airtight container for up to one week.

Serve With

Serve this tasty side dish with your favorite main proteins such as this Lemon and Garlic Tilapia recipe, or this Skillet Kielbasa and Cabbage. For a delicious meal pair it with these Chicken Cutlets with Mustard Sauce.

💭 Tips

Here are a few helpful tips to make sure your salad turns out perfectly every time:

  • Make sure to use freshly toasted almonds for the best flavor and crunch.
  • Stir well before serving, as some of the dressing may settle at the bottom of the bowl.
  • This salad can be made ahead of time, but wait until ready to serve to add the dressing so that it stays crispy.
  • Don’t use the seasoning packet that comes with the ramen.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is broccoli slaw made up?

Broccoli slaw is a crunchy and nutritious blend made from thinly sliced broccoli stalks, often combined with shredded carrots and red cabbage.

Can I use coleslaw instead?

Yes, you certainly can use coleslaw as an alternative to broccoli slaw in this recipe. Coleslaw will provide a similar crunchy texture and is an excellent substitution if you prefer its taste or simply have it available.

Can I add nuts?

Absolutely! Adding nuts to this Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles can introduce an additional layer of texture and flavor. Walnuts, cashews, or peanuts could be excellent choices.

🍽 More Salad Recipes

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Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles

This Oriental Salad with Ramen Noodles is the perfect fresh side dish. Packed full of crunchy vegetables and noodles and coated in a sesame dressing, it’s great for a cookout or potluck.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 206kcal

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces ramen noodles any flavor as seasoning packets will not be used
  • 16 ounces broccoli slaw or coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup sliced toasted almonds toasted almonds
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • ½ cup chopped green onion
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Instructions

  • Remove seasoning packets from the ramen and crumble the noodles into small, bite sized pieces and place in a large bowl.
  • Add in the slaw mix, almonds, sesame seeds, and green onions and mix well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, soy sauce, sugar, vinegar, garlic powder and sesame oil.
  • When ready to serve, add the dressing to the salad and stir thoroughly to coat everything with the dressing.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 290mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 251IU | Vitamin C: 43mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 2mg

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