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ramen noodle salad

Old-Fashioned Recipe for Ramen Noodle Salad

  • Author: Melissa
  • Total Time: 0 hours
  • Yield: 10-12 servings 1x


A delicious side dish that goes well with any summer cookout or BBQ


  • 68 cups of shredded cabbage
  • 34 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 cup of salted sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
  • 1 cup of raisins
  • 12 packages of dry Ramen Noodles – broken up into bits


  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 3/4 cup of Rice Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. of honey


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage, green onions, sunflower seeds, almonds, and raisins
  2. In another smaller bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, and honey. Whisk until everything has combined
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad, and mix until the salad is coated with dressing
  4. Just before serving, add the Ramen Noodle bits, and fold them into the salad


How do I add more Color to my Ramen Salad?

(optional for color) make 2 of the cups of shredded cabbage from purple cabbage or substitute a shredded coleslaw mix instead

Can I Use Nuts Other Than Sunflower Seeds and Almonds?

Yes. Feel free to substitute other nuts in place or in addition to sunflower seeds and almonds

Make-Ahead and Storage:

When the noodles are added this side dish is one that should be served right away. Otherwise, the noodles will start to absorb moisture from the dressing and other vegetables and get soggy

Making Ahead

If you want to make this ahead of time, you can prepare the salad with everything but the ramen noodles. Cover and refrigerate for a day or two. When ready, fold in the ramen noodles and serve

How Can I turn Ramen Noodle Salad into a Main Dish?

Add grilled chicken, shrimp, or pork to ramen noodle salad and serve it as a delicious meal

Is Ramen Noodle Salad a Healthy Side Dish?

Aside from oil, and sugar, most ingredients are quite healthy. Use olive oil in place of vegetable oil to make it an even healthier option

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: none