Asian Salad / Cole Slaw / Chinese Cole Slaw - Light



  1. 1 head cabbage (I use green)
  2. 4 green onions, sliced thinly, include the whites and greens
  3. 1 -2 minced garlic clove (I used the minced from the jar to save time)
  4. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, diced (I used the minced that is prepared in the jar to save time)
  5. 1 carrot, shredded
  6. 1 (6 ounce) package ramen noodles, uncooked, discard seasonings
  7. 14 cup sunflower seeds
  8. 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  9. 1 cup slice almonds
  10. 12 cup sugar
  11. 18 cup sesame oil
  12. 14 cup olive oil
  13. 14 cup rice wine vinegar
  14. 1 tablespoon light soy sauce


  1. Prepare Salad.
  2. 1) slice cabbage into small bite size pieces.
  3. 2) Add garlic, ginger, green onions, and carrots.
  4. Toss to combine.
  5. Note: If you are making ahead of time, place this salad mixture in a ziploc bag or covered storage bowl.
  6. It will keep in the refrigerator for about 4 days or longer depending on how you store it.
  7. Prepare Crunchies.
  8. 1) Break the ramen noodles into pieces, but not too small that you loose the look of the noodle.
  9. Spread flat on a cookie sheet or jelly roll pan.
  10. 2) Sprinkle over the top - Sunflower & Sesame seeds and slice almonds.
  11. Mist with Olive Oil mister to lightly coat.
  12. 3) Place pan under the broiler until lightly toasted.
  13. Stir gently if needed.
  14. This will happen pretty fast, so don't let them burn.
  15. Once brown remove from oven to cool.
  16. Note: If preparing ahead of time, once cooled place crunchies in a ziploc bag.
  17. Prepare Sauce.
  18. 1) Place all ingredients for the sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.
  19. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the sauce thickens to a syrup like consistency.
  20. Keep stirring so it doesn't burn.
  21. Note: If preparing ahead of time you have two options.
  22. One is the make the sauce and refrigerate it in a container.
  23. Just prior to serving you can reheat the sauce in the micowave or allow it to come to room temp to toss it.
  24. OR you can just make the sauce the day of.
  25. Another option if you have a small family.
  26. Keep all 3 parts separate and toss just prior to serving.
  27. The salad and crunchies will keep for several days.
  28. I will slightly heat the sauce in the microwave so that it's not so thick and will toss easily.
  29. I'll just toss a bowl or two at a time and the rest will keep.