Lawn Mower Salad


This delicious salad recipe came from a friend of my mom's. I make Barbara's salad often in the summer and have shared the recipe many times. I shared this salad at the Buckeye Bash - June 2012

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
6 servings


  • ½ cup canola oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup water

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages chicken-flavored ramen noodles, crushed, seasoning packets reserved

  • 1 (12 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw mix

  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced

  • 1 cup roasted cashews

  • ¼ cup roasted sunflower seed kernels


  1. Whisk canola oil, sugar, water, balsamic vinegar, and seasoning packets from ramen noodles in a bowl until thoroughly combined and sugar and seasoning packets have dissolved.

  2. Toss ramen noodles in a large salad bowl with broccoli slaw mix and green onions. Pour dressing over the salad and let stand 1/2 hour to 4 hours - shorter for crunchier noodles, longer for softer ones. Just before serving, toss salad again with cashews and sunflower seeds.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

527 Calories
33g Fat
51g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 527
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Sodium 491mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 51g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 23g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 9mg 45%
Calcium 60mg 5%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 280mg 6%

* 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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