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Ramen Noodle Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing

This easy, vibrant, zesty Ramen Noodle Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing is loaded with bold flavor. It's a healthy, delicious salad that's easy to make and perfect for lunch or dinner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: honey sesame dressing, Pasta, ramen noodles, salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 402kcal
Author: MaryAnn Dwyer

Ingredients

Honey Sesame Dressing

  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp, toasted sesame seeds, I use McCormick's
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Ramen Noodle Salad

  • 2 3-oz. ramen packets, seasoning packet discarded, I use Maruchan
  • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 3 cups purple cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  • 1 English cucumber, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped, plus extra for serving if desired

Instructions

Honey Sesame Dressing

  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid. Shake vigourously. Refrigerate while preparing salad.

Ramen Noodle Salad

  • Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain. Toss noodles with 1/2 cup of the dressing. Set aside.
  • Combine romaine, cabbage, carrots, red bell peppers, cucumber, green onions and peanuts in a large bowl. Toss with 1/3 cup of the dressing. Add the noodles. Toss well. Top with extra peanuts, if desired. Serve with the extra dressing.

Notes

This salad is best enjoyed the day that it is made so the veggies, especially the romaine lettuce, stay crisp.
The recipe for the dressing makes a good amount. I add about 1/2 cup of the dressing to the ramen noodles and toss well before adding the noodles to the salad. I add about 1/3 cup to all the veggies and toss well before I toss everything together. I serve the salad with the extra dressing so if anyone prefers more they can use it. If you have extra, it can be refrigerated in a jar for future salads.

Nutrition

Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 496mg | Potassium: 599mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 11109IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 2mg