Thursday, July 12, 2007

Broccoli Slaw

Tonight's menu features burgers on the grill and I'm bored with all my usual burger side dishes.
You know the summer stand-bys: macaroni salad, potato salad, corn on the cob, green salad.....
So tonight, I'm trying an old Cincinnati standby (my sister-in-law's recipe):


  • 1 pound broccoli slaw (sold in a bag in the produce department)
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 packages beef Ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • cayenne pepper (a few shakes)


In a large bowl, combine broccoli slaw, sunflower seeds, and chopped onions. Make dressing from the seasoning packets from the 2 packages beef Ramen noodles and pour dressing over salad; crumble the Ramen noodles and serve on top of each serving.


the blue state blogger said...

Yum...btw, when did broccoli become a summer salad staple? The little gourmet take out place around the corner from me makes the YUMMIEST broccoli/cheese/cranberry sald thingy!

mainelife said...

I don't know. I do know that this recipe has been in my sister-in-law's recipe box for at least 10 years. This is really, really yummy. It keeps for a day or so, but not much longer--although we don't usually have many leftovers.

Jenn said...

I made this for dinner tonight and it was fantastic .
Muchas gracias!!!

Marie said...

So do the Ramen noodles get mushie or are they too crunchy. I'm weirded out about not cooking 'em...

mainelife said...

They are just right until about 36 hours after making the salad. That is one thing about this recipe. It doesn't keep well.
(It's delicious...try it and don't think about the noodles)