This is a recipe my boyfriend's mom gave to me. I like to add the ginger because it gives it a nice zest. It's great for potlucks and you can adjust the seasoning to your taste. The cashews and toasted noodles add a terrific crunch!

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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Toast the dry ramen noodles in a skillet over medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes. Spread the noodles into a large mixing bowl to cool; set aside. Make the dressing by whisking the vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and black pepper together in a small bowl. Whisk in the peanut oil and sesame oil until blended and thick.

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  • Combine the peas, jiciama, water chestnuts, celery, green onions, and cashews in the bowl containing the toasted noodles. Pour the dressing overtop, and toss to mix immediately prior to serving.

Nutrition Facts

239.4 calories; 6.4 g protein; 26.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 376.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (10)

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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
Delicious and super easy! I omitted the ramen noodles and the celery subbed edamame for half of the peas and used fresh ginger. I also used olive oil instead of peanut. This is so flavorful and crunchy even without the noodles. I'd add a touch more soy sauce next time but this is a definite keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2010
This was just strange for me. I can't say it was bad (probably because I eat almost anything) but it wasn't good. I made it for company and all agreed "this is weird". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
Delicious and super easy! I omitted the ramen noodles and the celery subbed edamame for half of the peas and used fresh ginger. I also used olive oil instead of peanut. This is so flavorful and crunchy even without the noodles. I'd add a touch more soy sauce next time but this is a definite keeper. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/20/2009
Delicious and super easy! I omitted the ramen noodles and the celery subbed edamame for half of the peas and used fresh ginger. I also used olive oil instead of peanut. This is so flavorful and crunchy even without the noodles. I'd add a touch more soy sauce next time but this is a definite keeper. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2010
Delicious blend of sweet (peas) and salty (cashews soy sauce)! I had just run out of oil and onions so put in neither one but the taste carried through! Great crunchy salad! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/17/2010
This was just strange for me. I can't say it was bad (probably because I eat almost anything) but it wasn't good. I made it for company and all agreed "this is weird". Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2012
Fresh and light (words I don't often use to describe asian food!). The Chili Flakes are the X Factor! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2013
This was delicious! I omitted the water chestnuts because I didn't have any and added shredded carrots in its place. Added nice color to an overall lovely mix. Didn't have the peanut oil but could see that it would have added more flavor. Great recipe and one I really needed in my mix. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/18/2014
I think the person that said the recipe is weird didn't make it quite right there was nothing weird about it. One of the best asian salads I have had in a while. I didn't change the recipe a bit and it was excellent. No changes needed! All I did was keep the dressing the peas/jicama/water chestnuts and the nuts separate so that I could make it for lunch all week long. I also made the dressing for another salad. I added the pea/jicama/water chestnuts and cashews to a spinach edamame carrot salad and it was just as delicious. You can overdress the salad since the soy sauce is strong but if done right it is a definite crowd pleaser. Yummmmmmmmmm. Thank you for posting!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2016
Love this salad! I substituted black bean pasta for angel hair. Good enough for a dinner party. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/06/2018
So great but only with the flavor packet from the Ramen. I used pork flavor. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2014
Super yummy and different than other types of salads. Read More