Oriental Coleslaw | Midwest Living

Oriental Coleslaw

Oriental Coleslaw

Login to rate this recipe.
  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Start to Finish 15 mins

Login to save this recipe

Uncooked ramen noodles, almonds and sunflower seeds add crunch to this side salad. Quick to prepare and easy to tote, it's an obvious choice for potlucks and camping.


  • 1 16 - ounce package shredded cabbage with carrot (coleslaw mix)
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 3 - ounce package chicken-flavored ramen noodles, broken up
  • 1/2-3/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sunflower nuts
  • 1/2 cup salad oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Sliced green onion (optional)


  1. Combine coleslaw mix, green onions, ramen noodles (set aside seasoning packet for the dressing), almonds, and sunflower nuts in a salad bowl. Chill, covered, until serving time, up to 1 hour.
  2. For dressing: In a screw-top jar, combine oil, vinegar, sugar, pepper and seasoning from the package of noodles. Cover and shake. Chill until serving time.
  3. Before serving, shake dressing; pour over salad and toss to coat. If you like, garnish salad with additional sliced green onion.

Nutrition Facts

(Oriental Coleslaw)

Servings Per Recipe 12, fiber (g) 2, sodium (mg) 136, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0, pro. (g) 4, calcium (mg) 37, sugar (g) 3, Potassium (mg) 160, vit. C (mg) 14, vit. A (IU) 874, iron (mg) 1, Fat, total (g) 16, Riboflavin (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 192, Thiamin (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, chol. (mg) 0, Niacin (mg) 1, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, carb. (g) 10, Folate (µg) 34

Comments (10)

aubreyfasterma wrote:
This is SOOOO GOOD! made this twice for a Pot Luck and nothing left,had several ask for the recipe but I'm not telling!! LOL
aubreyinlynn247 wrote:
Every time we have a pot luck I am asked to make this and that is because it is soooo darn GOOD!!!! :)
bdole82ymailc wrote:
This is awesome!!!! Have had many friends begging for recipe. Like Aubrey --- I'm not tellin.
shifra5651282 wrote:
I've made it many times and had lots of folks that love it. I'm happy to share the recipe with anyone who asks.
arlenefromhett wrote:
Good recipe but I decided to be lazy and go with the slaw mix. Never again. It takes a little more effort but it wouldn't have killed me to shred the cabbage myself. It is the difference between good slaw and GREAT slaw.
carolgilmo9447913 wrote:
This recipe had way too much vinegar in it. I used Apple Cider vinegar and that is all you can taste. After making this, I dug out one of my original recipes in an old recipe folder I had. It called for 1/2 cup of oil, 1/4 cup of sugar, and 2 Tablespoons of vinegar. with the same remaining ingredients. I'll stick to that one.
7886008gnm wrote:
My friend Shirlee shared this recipe with our fan group many years ago. My family LOVES it, and I bring it with me to every family event. I substitute toasted sesame seeds for sunflower seeds, add dried cranberries to the cole slaw for a touch of sweetness, and mix about 1/4 tsp. of sesame oil into the dressing. Also, I use rice wine vinegar, which is in keeping with the Asian theme.

Add Your Comment