South Sea Salad


This is one of my favorite salad recipes passed on to me from my friend Pam D. A wonderful light and crunchy salad. Great with seared Ahi tuna.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
12 servings



  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 1 large head bok choy, chopped

  • ½ cup sliced almonds

  • ½ cup sunflower seed kernels

  • 2 (3 ounce) packages ramen noodles, crumbled (flavoring packets reserved for other use)

  • 2 (15 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained


  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Mix romaine lettuce and bok choy in a large bowl; add almonds and sunflower seed kernels. Sprinkle crumbled ramen noodles over the lettuce mixture; add Mandarin oranges and toss.

  2. Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat; cook until browned, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Beat olive oil, vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce together to dissolve the sugar until the mixture is smooth; whisk browned butter into the mixture.

  4. Drizzle dressing over the salad and toss to coat.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition in this recipe reflects the use of the flavoring packets from the ramen noodle packages, which are not actually used. The actual nutritional content will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

268 Calories
18g Fat
24g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 268
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 393mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 48mg 242%
Calcium 74mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 331mg 7%

* 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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