Sweet and Crunchy Salad


This is an easy and delicious summer salad. I usually double the recipe for parties. You can also use oriental flavored ramen noodles, if you like.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
4 to 6 servings


  • 2 (3 ounce) packages chicken flavored ramen noodles

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • cup white wine vinegar

  • 1 (16 ounce) package shredded coleslaw mix

  • 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained and sliced

  • 1 (8 ounce) can water chestnuts

  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped

  • ½ cup sunflower seeds

  • ½ cup cashews


  1. Place noodles in a bowl of warm water and soak for 15 minutes or until soft.

  2. Whisk together the oil, sugar, vinegar and seasoning packs.

  3. Drain the noodles and combine in a large bowl with the coleslaw, oranges, water chestnuts, green onions and sunflower seeds.

  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat evenly. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours. Add cashews before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

612 Calories
31g Fat
76g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 612
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 489mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 28%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 33g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 47mg 233%
Calcium 99mg 8%
Iron 4mg 23%
Potassium 417mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.