Sally's Napa Cabbage Salad


My sister introduced us to this delicious salad, made with napa cabbage, ramen noodles, and a special dressing. Napa cabbage gives it a firm, crisp texture that is essential. Any flavor of ramen is good--I prefer the chicken or Oriental.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
4 servings



  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

  • 1 medium head napa cabbage, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces

  • 1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles, crushed, with seasoning packet

  • 3 green onions, chopped

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup sunflower seeds

  • ¼ cup sesame seeds


  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Toast sliced almonds on a baking sheet in the preheated oven until golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes.

  3. Mix toasted almonds, napa cabbage, ramen noodles with seasoning packet, green onions, mayonnaise, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds together in a large bowl. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.

  4. Mix sugar, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and soy sauce together in a separate bowl to make dressing. Pour over the salad just before serving.

Cook's Notes:

Adjust sugar amount in the dressing to your personal taste.

You can substitute olive oil for vegetable oil in the dressing.

Chilling time adds a crispness to the salad--use your own judgement as to how long.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

533 Calories
39g Fat
42g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 533
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 39g 50%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 405mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 42g 15%
Dietary Fiber 6g 23%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 69mg 346%
Calcium 320mg 25%
Iron 3mg 18%
Potassium 812mg 17%

* 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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