Another recipe from the Wall Drug Cookbook :)
1 3-oz. Pkg. Chicken Raman Noodles
1 head Napa Cabbage
4 green onions, sliced
2 Tbsp. sesame seed (optional)
3 Tbsp. Vinegar
2 Tbsp. sugar or Splenda
2 Tbsp. salad oil
1/2 tsp. ground white pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
Crush noodles slightly; place in colander. Pour boiling water over noodles to soften slightly. Drain well. In a large mixing bowl, combine noodles, cabbage, onions and sesame seed.
For dressing, in a screw top jar, combine seasoning packet from noodles, vinegar, sugar, oil, pepper, and salt; shake to mix well. Pour over cabbage mixture and toss. Cover and chill several hours or overnight. Before serving, stir in almonds.
I really like the flavor of the dressing. I don't like the mushiness of the noodles.
I have a similar recipe where you toast the crushed up noodles in butter in a skillet and store them separately for serving to keep them crunchy. I think I would do that next time. The other recipe uses a ton of sugar for the dressing, something I don't like. I like this dressing better.
I think the noodles could be toasted in EVOO so it's a good fat.
I omitted the sesame seed since I didn't have any. I suppose you could use some sesame oil, but I didn't. I felt the flavor was good as is.
Mmm, Mmm good.
Almonds are heart healthy in moderation. They are low in cholesterol and contain no bad fat (saturated). They may even help lower cholesterol.