Sesame Noodle Slaw


The Oriental noodles are crunchy when you first make this cabbage salad. If you prefer softer noodles, chill the salad to give them time to absorb some of the soy-vinegar dressing.

Sesame Noodle Slaw
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 side-dish servings


  • ½ cup slivered almonds

  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoon rice vinegar or cider vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

  • 1 3 ounce package chicken-flavor ramen noodles

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • ½ of a medium head of cabbage, cored and shredded (about 6 cups)

  • ⅓ - ½ cup thinly sliced green onions (3 or 4)

  • cup golden or dark raisins (optional)


  1. Spread almonds and sesame seeds in a shallow baking pan. In a 300 degree F oven bake about 10 minutes or until toasted, stirring once; cool.

  2. Meanwhile, for dressing, in a screw-top jar combine oil, vinegar, soy sauce, seasoning packet from noodles, sugar, and black pepper. Cover and shake well.

  3. In a large bowl combine cabbage, green onions, raisins (if desired), and almond mixture. Break noodles into small pieces. Sprinkle onto salad.

  4. Add dressing; toss gently to coat. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to 4 hours. Makes 8 side-dish servings.

Sesame Chicken and Noodle Slaw:

Prepare as above, except layer 1-1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken or pork with the cabbage and onion. Continue as above. Makes 4 main-dish servings.Nutrition Facts per 2 1/4 cups: 523 cal., 37 g total fat (7 g sat. fat), 47 mg chol., 450 mg sodium, 28 g carbo., 6 g fiber, 24 g pro.Daily Values: 6% vit. A, 37% vit. C, 16% calcium, 16% ironExchanges: 1/2 Vegetable, 1 Starch, 2 1/2 Lean Meat, 7 Fat

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
16g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 17.7mg 89%
Calcium 60.6mg 5%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Potassium 221mg 5%
Folate, total 32.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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