Crunchy Romaine Salad


A wonderful combination of flavors in this very easy to prepare salad. A ton of crunch comes from ramen noodles, pecans, and romaine lettuce.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
10 servings


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¾ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • 1 bunch broccoli, coarsely chopped

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

  • 4 green onions, chopped


  1. Combine sugar, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, salt, and pepper in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake until well blended. Break ramen noodles into small pieces, discarding flavor packet.

  2. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir noodles and pecans until browned, about 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels and allow to cool.

  3. Combine noodles, pecans, broccoli, romaine lettuce, and green onions in a bowl; toss gently. Dress with 1 cup, or more, of dressing; toss to coat.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the dressing ingredients. The actual amount of dressing consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
30g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 195mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 37mg 183%
Calcium 43mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 257mg 5%

* 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.

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