Advent Day 21: Broccoli Ramen Salad

To accompany your Asian Meal, this beautiful salad with all shades of green and red cherries makes for a splendid centerpiece and will have your guests requesting the recipe. An old acquaintance of mine always brought this to potlucks and it had tongues wagging and lips smacking. I added the cherries and have learned to blend the dressing in my Vitamix until piping hot, thick, and glossy. So Crab Rangoon, Sticky Asian Chicken, and this salad will make a fabulous New Year’s Eve Feast.


Broccoli Ramen Salad
Sauté until golden:
1 cup walnuts or pecans
one package of ramen noodles broken up
4 tablespoons of butter
Drain on a paper towel.

For dressing, mix in blender until smooth:
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup rice vinegar
3 T. soy sauce
pinch salt
pinch pepper

Toss:
1- 10 ounce bag hearts of romaine mix
1- 12 ounce bag broccoli florets
4 ounces dried cherries
ramen mixture
dressing

Note- Ramen mixture and dressing can be made ahead. Do not toss until ready to serve. Recipe is for a BIG salad. If you feel that the entire salad will not be eaten in one sitting then do not toss salad elements together serve separate and let everyone create their own. This way the greens will stay fresh and not get soggy.

Come back tomorrow for Day 22, almost there!

4 Comments

  1. Lori
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 10:19 AM | Permalink

    That sounds so good. I could just dig into that right now!

  2. Biz
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 5:56 PM | Permalink

    I've had that salad at potlucks and its almost always the first thing to go.

    Thanks for the recipe! I wonder if the dressing would still be as good if I reduced the amount of sugar? Thoughts?

  3. Robin Sue
    Posted December 21, 2010 at 10:36 PM | Permalink

    Biz- I think you could and it would taste fine still. RS

  4. Coconut
    Posted December 22, 2010 at 11:27 AM | Permalink

    An excellent use of Ramen noodles.

    The entire recipe sounds delicious.

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