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Crunchy Romaine Toss

As the soup simmers I throw together Crunchy Romaine Toss," she notes. Ramen noodles, broccoli and nuts get a unique treatment in this salad from a sweet-tart dressing. "Guests always ask for the recipe," she says.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 package (3 ounces) ramen noodles, broken
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 small bunch romaine, torn
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the sugar, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, salt and pepper; shake well. Discard seasoning packet from noodles or save for another use. In a skillet, saute noodles in butter until golden. In a large bowl, combine noodles, broccoli, romaine and onions. Just before serving, toss with dressing and walnuts.

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  • valanddansmith
    Feb 3, 2011

    I made this a while back and am making it again soon - it was delicious!!! I subbed red bell pepper for the broccoli due to personal preferences. Definitely a keeper!

  • annemg
    Nov 4, 2009