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A white bowl with Easy Top Ramen Salad in it, topped with fried striped of tofu. The bowl is sitting on a black and white aztec towel and the towel is on a wooden board.

Easy Top Ramen Salad

A light, sweet and tangy salad, perfect for the summer! 

Course Salad
Cuisine Chinese
Keyword Asian Salad, Easy Top Ramen Salad, Top Ramen Asian Salad, Top Ramen Salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 7 cups
Author Amy - The Speedy Spatula

Ingredients

  • 1 bag tri-colored coleslaw mix
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced almonds
  • 2 packages Ramen Noodles any flavor
  • 3 stalks green onion chopped (just the green part!)

Optional Salad Topping:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts grilled and cut into strips
  • 1 block Organic, extra firm tofu cut into strips and pan seared

Salad Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Pure Sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Liquid Aminos
  • 2 packets Ramen Noodle Seasoning any flavor
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. Place the coleslaw mix, almonds, and chopped green onion in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Open the Ramen noodle packets and remove the seasoning. Place the ramen noodles in a ziploc bag and crush using the end of a spatula or butter knife handle, then pour the broken noodles into the salad.

  3. In a measuring cup, add all ingredients for the salad dressing and whisk together until well blended.

  4. Pour the salad dressing over the salad and stir until well combined.

  5. Salad can be served immediately as-is or can be placed in the fridge to marinate overnight.

Cooking the Tofu:

  1. Cut the tofu into thin strips (the size of chicken strips) and place in a hot skillet with a very small amount of sesame oil.

  2. Sear the tofu on both sides for about 3-5 minutes or until the tofu is golden brown.

  3. Serve the salad with tofu strips or grilled chicken strips on top. 

Recipe Notes

This salad can be ate as is with no topping and served as a light lunch or side item/appetizer, or it can be topped with pan seared tofu strips or strips of grilled chicken to make it a complete meal.