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.

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5 mins
15 mins
20 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • 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.


Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 31.3g; fat 31.3g; cholesterol 10.2mg; sodium 419.1mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (177)

Rating: 5 stars
Excellent and impressive salad. Very easy. Break the ramen noodles into small pieces. If you don't, and you leave some larger piece, the small ones will burn/get more brown than the larger ones. Speaking from experience because I thought it would be better with a few larger pieces; don't, keep them small. I liked the idea of sliced almonds though I didn't saute them. They're better sliced because they don't sink to the bottom. I thought the salad was a little too wet so I use more lettuce than suggested. You can also make the dressing ahead of time which I recommend so there isn't that gritty sugar texture. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I try not to change a recipe the first time I make it, but here are the minor changes I ended up making to this one: 1) I used pecans instead of walnuts. 2) I added some shredded carrots and sliced mushrooms. 3)I left out the green onion but that was ONLY because I forgot it! The recipe is great and my sister and brother-in-law raved about the dressing. It's something I will make again (and again) only next time I will: 1) use 1/4 cup of sugar in the dressing as recommended by other reviewers -- I think it will be just as tasty with less sugar. 2) toast the ramen and nuts in the oven and omit the butter to cut fat & calories. 3) remember the green onions! Thanks for a wonderful salad that everyone in the family loved! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I could have eaten the whole salad. I used one bag of packaged romaine lettuce, 2 green onions, same amount of broccoli and almonds instead of walnuts for a family of 4. The dressing is definitely sweet. You could prbably decrease the amount of sugar but I would start off making the original recipe first and go from there. I loved the "crunchies" for the top of the salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Add noodles just before serving with nuts and dressing...Was wonderful..I put the salad together before hand and the noodles lost their crunch Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is so good, I would give it more stars if I could! I have made it several times. I use a bag of precut romaine hearts and substitute red bell pepper cause we don't like raw broccoli... I also double the noodles and saute them along with the walnuts in the butter (to which I add the seasoning packets). Definitely wait until right before serving before adding the dressing and the noodles. It is delish!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This salad is excellent! Made it on the spur of the moment, didn't have the Romaine and used iceberg instead - it was crunchy and delicious. I read the other reviews and was careful with the noodles, used almonds instead of walnuts, and it turned out divine. I loved it, will definitely made this one again and again - thanks so much for sharing! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Unbelievably good and such a nice change from the traditional salad. I added cooked chicken breast to make it a meal and it was fantastic! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This salad was DELICIOUS! I cut the amount of sugar in half, used olive oil vs. veggie oil and almonds vs. walnuts, I then only ended up using half of the dressing. I made this salad for my family then a week later for some friends and it was gone both times. Guests passionately raved about the salad. Wolfgang, a carnivore, wouldn’t touch it regardless of the glowing reviews, but that is okay – more for me. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this recipe! I usually make 1-1/2 times the dressing, and sometimes use a prepackaged bag of romaine. Also I like to use sliced almonds instead of the walnuts and I brown them in the butter along with the ramen noodles. Excellent! Read More