The whole idea of a salad could be boring. But still, a salad is essential for outdoor parties, barbecues, and special occasions like potluck. On that note, we thought of sharing something that doesn’t even come near the word boring- yes, the Asian ramen salad recipe is a real twist and changes the norm of the whole salad concept!
You only need some basic ingredients to make this delicious ramen salad recipe. Our version is special and will be pretty creative since we use a secret ingredient to make this salad extra flavorful. So, grab the necessary things, and let’s whip up some salad!
Pro Tip: Toasting the noodles and ramen in the skillet with butter gives the salad extra flavor and crisp. But, You can also toast the ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, almonds, and sesame seeds on a sheet pan. Arrange the noodles, sunflower seeds, and almonds in a thin layer and toast in a preheated oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 minutes. Take out the pan, sprinkle the sesame seeds, and pop the pan into the oven for another minute. Keep an eye just to ensure the ingredients do not get burned.
How To Store This Asian Ramen Salad?
This is not the kind of salad that you can make ahead and store. Even if you make this salad in advance, you will not savor the freshness, and noodles tend to get soggy. But, you can make ahead the salad dressing. We recommend you make it one day ahead and refrigerate it. Take out the dressing at least 30 minutes before putting the vegetables, noodles, and nuts together.
What Else Can I Use In Ramen Salad To Make It More Flavorful?
Although we have used these vegetables in our recipe, you can throw in something extra of your choice. To get you an idea:
- Canned button mushrooms
- Sweet corn
- Frozen edamame
- Bean sprouts
- Green papaya
- A hint of fish sauce instead of soy sauce would also give an excellent flavor to this salad
- You may also use cooked chickpeas or kidney beans to get a richer texture.
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Our Asian ramen salad is NOT gluten-friendly since we have used ramen noodles and soy sauce in the dressing.
Generally, ramen noodles are considered high in net carbs which makes it an unfavorable option in a keto diet. But still, someone who really wants to enjoy this salad can reduce the amount of noodles used and consume this in moderation by adding extra veggies.
This recipe is NOT vegan-friendly since we have included cooked shrimp and honey. But as mentioned in the notes, you may make a vegan version by skipping the shrimp and adding agave or maple syrup instead of honey.
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