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Ramen Noodle Salad with Sweet 'n' Sour Dressing Recipe

Ramen Noodle Salad with Sweet 'n' Sour Dressing Recipe

Dolores Brignac's family was skeptical the first time she served this unusual salad-but one taste convinced them it was a winner. "Now when I bring it out, everyone digs in and cleans their plates," she pens from Braithwaite, Louisiana.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:14-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (3 ounces) ramen noodles
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 cups torn romaine
  • 4 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • 1. Break noodles into small pieces (save seasoning envelope for another use). In a skillet over medium heat, saute noodles and walnuts in butter for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool.
  • 2. In a large salad bowl, combine the romaine, broccoli, tomatoes and onions. Place dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor; cover and process until sugar is dissolved. Add dressing and noodle mixture to salad; toss to coat. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 14-16 servings.