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Nutty Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Nutty Broccoli Slaw Recipe

My daughter gave me the recipe for this delightful salad. The sweet dressing nicely coats a crisp blend of broccoli slaw mix, onions, almonds and sunflower kernels. Crushed ramen noodles provide even more crunch. It's a smash hit wherever I take it. —Dora Mae Clapsaddle, Kensington, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:16 servings


  • 1 package (3 ounces) chicken ramen noodles
  • 1 package (16 ounces) broccoli coleslaw mix
  • 2 cups sliced green onions (about 2 bunches)
  • 1-1/2 cups broccoli florets
  • 1 can (6 ounces) ripe olives, drained and halved
  • 1 cup sunflower kernels, toasted
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • 1. Set aside the noodle seasoning packet; crush the noodles and place in a large bowl. Add the slaw mix, onions, broccoli, olives, sunflower kernels and almonds.
  • 2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the sugar, vinegar, oil and contents of seasoning packet; shake well. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 16 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • Shave a few calories from this recipe by reducing the vinegar and oil from 1/2 cup each to 1/3 cup.
  • Add 1 teaspoon each minced garlic and ginger plus 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil for an Asian-inspired twist to the dressing.
  • If you prefer a more neutral flavor, use canola oil in place of olive oil.
  • Nutritional Facts

    3/4 cup: 206 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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    karinw64 User ID: 8116784 254614
    Reviewed Sep. 25, 2016

    "I always put the noodles and nuts in a pan with a little butter and brown/toast a little. This adds great flavor. Also I add the seasoning packet to the dressing and a little sesame oil. I've never made it with olives, but then again, I don't like olives. I add the toasted noodles and serve because I like it crunchy. Leftovers will get soggy."

    ckbray User ID: 5521724 249970
    Reviewed Jun. 30, 2016

    "This salad has great possibilities. I agree with the others that said something was missing. I will make this again but instead of the oil, vinegar and sugar dressing I will try Paul Newman's Sesame Ginger Low Fat Dressing. I think that will provide the missing link. I will also leave out the Ramen altogether as I didn't think it added much (maybe I broke up the noodles too small). Maybe I will try bigger chunks but not use the flavor packet as it was added to the dressing which I'm not using for my 2nd try."

    LBurkey User ID: 3719865 249393
    Reviewed Jun. 13, 2016

    "My family really enjoyed this colorful salad. I've made it twice now and the 2nd time I added some grilled chicken and it was a light meal for our family. Just a note: Add the dressing just prior to serving."

    cefranzel User ID: 1112633 246953
    Reviewed Apr. 11, 2016

    "in response to sherriefults: I do not put ingredients together ahead of time, but it is a matter of preference. The ramen noodles get soggy if you do that. I like them crunchy. You could prepare the evening prior and just mix together right before your potluck.

    in response to jaorr: I have seen this recipe using the seasoning from the ramen noodles in the sugar, vinegar, oil. It adds some salt, etc."

    sherriefults User ID: 8818304 246061
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2016

    "I am making this for a potluck for tomorrow. It says serve immediately. Has anyone made it and let it sit in the fridge overnight?"

    NannyPatt User ID: 7465636 228579
    Reviewed Jun. 26, 2015

    "I have been making this salad for about 20 yrs., and it is always the most requested,, when we go to a gathering, and always am asked for the recipe...Nanny Pat"

    angcy User ID: 1160970 223235
    Reviewed Mar. 21, 2015

    "yummy. light. and tasty. I omitted the ramen seasoning, instead, i used a teaspoon of chicken bouillon powder. It tasted good."

    indigo4 User ID: 4562807 214924
    Reviewed Dec. 14, 2014

    "It was good and every bite disappeared at a potluck. I gave it 4 stars because of the dressing - seemed to lack something. Plus I don't like my salad drowned in dressing, which would've happened if I used it all -- next time (and I will make again), I will play around with adding something to the dressing - maybe a little garlic and soy sauce??"

    firewoodqueen User ID: 7560210 214305
    Reviewed Dec. 8, 2014

    "I made this following the recipe, was very good and a hit at the potluck. Next time I will cut the oil in half, my personal preference."

    gemsbeb1 User ID: 303241 203658
    Reviewed Jul. 6, 2013

    "I made this (w/o olives) for a family sit-down dinner this evening. Fantastic! I will definitely make it again!"

    edl274 User ID: 2973607 32383
    Reviewed Aug. 28, 2012

    "A favorite at our house, but I like to make it for company so there's a better chance of it all getting eaten -- makes a lot!!! Leftovers not so good because the noodles get soggy overnight. If you make this ahead, don't add the noodles until right before serving, so they'll still be crisp. I cut the oil to 1/4 or 1/8 cup and it's fine that way. Raspberry vinegar also good, as is not toasting the almonds and sunflower seeds."

    spmom User ID: 6433346 39933
    Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

    "This salad is always a hit with family and friends! It's delicious! I omit the olives since our family doesn't like them. I usually don't toast the sunflower kernels or almonds."

    cmfisher User ID: 5990602 27197
    Reviewed Nov. 19, 2011


    ANomdeplume User ID: 1188667 86362
    Reviewed Apr. 17, 2011

    "My family loved it! My son who hates broccoli had several helpings. I had to use balsamic because I was out of cider vinegar; it tasted great with it. I cut the recipe in half and still had tons, but it all got eaten within a day."

    Yvonne1964 User ID: 5631367 78212
    Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

    "I have made this salad numerous times over the past few years and every time it's been met with rave reviews. The only thing I change about it is that I omit the olives because I don't care for olives. Great salad, always a winner!"

    patmarkham User ID: 3491693 70421
    Reviewed Oct. 28, 2010

    "This is a great tasting crunchy salad. I really love it. Instead of making the dressing, I used a bottle of Italian dressing, added the ramen seasoning and shook well before adding to the salad. Great recipe."

    jaorr User ID: 4117069 27195
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2010

    "Its a great salad, but the dressing was not good. I made the salad with soya sauce, canola oil and some of the seasoning from the ramen package. I've made it twice in a week"

    Lin-Dser User ID: 787535 78151
    Reviewed Dec. 20, 2009

    "I've made this recipe several times. Usually I use roasted sunflower seeds and skip the almonds to save on time."

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