Ramen Noodle Cabbage Salad with Chicken

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    This ramen noodle cabbage salad with chicken is so tasty and comes together in minutes! Light, crunchy and the perfect combination of flavors! It’s sure to become a Summer staple!

    This is one of my go-to sides to bring to a BBQ. It’s made in just 10 minutes and there’s no cooking required. Just mix everything together and it’s ready! Some other favorites are my tortellini pasta salad and broccoli salad with bacon.

    ramen noodle cabbage salad on a white plate

    Summer is around the corner and you better believe I’ll be whipping up lots of delicious and easy salad recipes! This ramen cabbage salad is at the top of my list and has become a family favorite over the years. The flavors blend together so nicely and the cabbage and ramen give the dish that perfect crunch! It’s sweet and savory and will have guests going back for seconds in no time.

    One thing I love about this ramen noodle salad is how many different ways you can use it. It’s the perfect side to bring to a potluck or can be eaten as a main dish for both lunch and dinner. There’s minimal ingredients and hardly any prep time, making it a simple recipe that’s thrown together in the blink of an eye! It will leave your guests thinking you spent all morning in the kitchen…it’s THAT good.

    ingredients for ramen cabbage salad in bowls on the counter

    Dressing

    The dressing is super simple, but adds great flavor! You only need 4 simple ingredients to make it:

    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1.5 teaspoons soy sauce

    How to make ramen cabbage salad

    This ramen noodle salad is made in 3 simple steps. Just mix the salad ingredients together, add the homemade dressing and stir. It’s as easy as that. Enjoy!

    1. MIX. Combine the cabbage, onions, toasted almonds, seeds and broken uncooked ramen noodles and seasoning in a large bowl.
    2. POUR. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper, then pour the dressing over the salad.
    3. TOSS. Toss the salad until well coated. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

    pouring dressing on top of ramen noodle salad

    Helpful tips

    • I like to use rotisserie chicken for convenience.
    • You can omit the chicken if you’d like…the salad still tastes great without it!
    • Chicken ramen noodles are my preference, but other types will work too.
    • You can make the recipe without the ramen seasoning packets if preferred. They just add a little more flavor.
    • This salad tastes best if served within the first few hours, so that the noodles stay crunchy.

    ramen noodle cabbage salad in a green bowl with wooden spoons

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    Ramen Noodle Cabbage Salad with Chicken

    Course: Salad
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: ramen noodle cabbage salad
    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Servings: 8 servings
    Calories: 465
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    This ramen noodle cabbage salad with chicken is so tasty and comes together in minutes! Light, crunchy and the perfect combination of flavors! It's sure to become a Summer staple!

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound chicken , cooked and cubed
    • 4 cups shredded cabbage
    • 1 cup shredded carrots
    • 2 packages chicken ramen noodles
    • 1/2 cup green onion
    • 1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds
    • 1/2 cup sunflower or sesame seeds

    For dressing:

    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1.5 teaspoons soy sauce
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • In a large salad bowl, combine the cabbage, onions, toasted almonds, seeds and broken uncooked ramen noodles and seasoning.
    • Next whisk together oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper.
    • Pour dressing over salad and stir until combined. Store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 8g | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 556mg | Potassium: 371mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 2850IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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