This recipe is always a hit...with kids too! I used to call it my 'Million Dollar Salad' because buying the sesame seeds was so expensive. Now I buy the sesame seeds in bulk at a health food store and it's much more affordable.

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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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  • In a bowl, whisk together vegetable oil, sugar, wine vinegar, and soy sauce until the sugar has dissolved. Refrigerate the dressing while preparing the salad.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Spread the broken ramen noodles, almonds, and sesame seeds onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake the ramen noodle mixture until lightly browned, about 15 minutes, stirring often. Watch carefully to prevent burning. Allow mixture to cool.

  • Just before serving, mix together the napa cabbage and green onions with toasted ramen mixture in a salad bowl until thoroughly combined; toss with the dressing.

Nutrition Facts

337.8 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fat 23.7g 37% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 176.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2012
I have made this salad many times and it is a family favorite. I cut oil down to 1/3 cup and use a 1/3 cup of Balsalmic vinegar. I add chopped garlic decrease sugar to 1/4 cup and add 5-6 packets of splenda. This salad can also be made with Romaine lettuce and cranberries instead of cabbage for a little holiday flare. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2012
Good salad a little sweet for my taste though. I will definitely try it again but will modify the amount of sugar. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 11
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2012
I have made this salad many times and it is a family favorite. I cut oil down to 1/3 cup and use a 1/3 cup of Balsalmic vinegar. I add chopped garlic decrease sugar to 1/4 cup and add 5-6 packets of splenda. This salad can also be made with Romaine lettuce and cranberries instead of cabbage for a little holiday flare. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2012
My whole family loves it! Here are my modifications: I cut the sugar in 1/2. My kids are not fans of onion so I omit them or put them on the side. For a bit more flavor I like a bit of chopped fresh flat leaf parsley and shredded carrot(2T) which makes this salad even more vibrant looking. A tip I'd like to share is to add about 1/2 tsp. sesame oil. This gives a wonderful flavor. The dressing will emulsify and not seperate once it's cold so chill it and whisk again before pouring on. I like to pour the dressing about 15 minutes before eating or the ramen is too crunchy for me!:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2011
I've added chunk cooked chicken breasts Pinneapple and sometimes mandarin oranges Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2011
My mom used to make this when I was a kid. It is an awesome salad for either every day or to bring to a potluck. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2012
I emulsified the dressing so that it wouldn't separate overnight as I knew I'd be using the leftover dressing. Otherwise I followed the directions as written only I keep the crunchy bits as a topping at the last minute instead of mixing in as we can't eat the whole salad in one sitting. Thanks for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2012
I got this very same recipe several years ago and nearly every time I make it someone requests the recipe. This is great stuff! I make ahead of time and store all three parts separately (nappa ramen noodle mix and sauce). Transport to family meal and assemble just before serving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2012
Great recipe. Family loved it. Making it again tonight. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/20/2012
Good salad a little sweet for my taste though. I will definitely try it again but will modify the amount of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2013
We LOVE this recipe. I have made it many times (the kids keep requesting it). I have busy teenagers in the house and sending out a text stating I have made million dollar salad sends them home for dinner. I make it just as is except for doubling the ramen noodles. I often make it with crispy orange beef (from this site)and vegetable fried rice. Delicious! Read More
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