Our favorite Asian noodle slaw salad

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This is a super easy dish to make and is great for potlucks…  I love it in the summer, but honestly, I love it in colder months too…  You may think you won’t like this, but you will… trust me.  I think it’s been around for FOREVER so you may have seen a few versions.  This is the way WE like it…

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 2 packs of chicken Ramen Noodles
  • 2 bags of broccoli slaw (around 16 – 20 oz.)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • dried cranberries
  • sesame seeds

(Some people like to have green onions in theirs… or peanuts instead of sesame seeds… or NO cranberries – but this is the way we really love it.  You can customize those little things to make it  a dish you love too!)

First crush up the ramen noodles in their bag.  Not TOO hard or they’ll explode.  A few whacks is usually good – you just don’t want the noodles to remain in that big block.  Then add the noodles to a big bowl (just the noodles, put the spice packs aside).

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Next dump in your broccoli slaw.  You can find the broccoli slaw in the salad bag section of the grocery store.  The recipe I was originally given called for 16 oz of slaw (or 2 bags)… I can’t seem to find smaller bags of the broccoli slaw so I just get the 12 oz bags and dump in a bag and a half.  The other half bag I always use for our fish tacos the same week.

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Next, in a SEPARATE bowl, mix the following.

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2/3 sugar, 1/3 apple cider vinegar, 1/4 veggie oil

Also dump in the spice packs and stir well.

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Pour the liquid mixture over the slaw mixture.

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Most of it will settle in the bottom on the noodles.  That’s ok.  I like to leave it like that.

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Cover with plastic wrap and leave in the fridge for several hours (preferably over night.)  I general will stir it during it’s stay in the fridge, but if you don’t – it’s ok.

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Once the noodles are soft enough, stir and then add the cranberries and about a cup of sesame seeds before serving.  YUM!  It keeps well and we also like it on the second day!

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