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Only Easy: Almost Chrissy Teigen’s Ramen Salad
By Misty I.
If you like cookbooks and don’t already have Cravings by Sports Illustrated supermodel and Lip Sync Battle hostess Chrissy Teigen, buy it! It’s not for everyone, but I’ve recommended it to a couple of friends and they wanted to cook out of it immediately. To me, that’s the hallmark of a good cookbook. If you are unsure if you will like her recipes maybe you could go to Hilo Target and thumb through it first. Haha, that’s allowed, right? I hope so because I do it all the time! Chrissy’s style is unique…quirky, funny and honest! So far, I’ve made a few things and my favorite is her mushroom soup. However, I recently made this ramen salad for a last-minute dinner with friends. In my opinion, it’s not as good as the mushroom soup but it definitely fits in the the “only easy” category. It cracks me up that you use the ramen seasoning packets in the dressing, so unapologetically Chrissy!
I’ve made a few changes to her original recipe because Hilo Safeway was out of broccoli slaw the day I created it. I substituted a ready-made cabbage slaw from KTA. Next time I would just chop around three (3) cups of cabbage as thinly as possible, cheaper!
3 pkgs. chicken flavored ramen noodles (I used Sapporo Ichiban)
1 pkg. ready-made chopped vegetables (or a 12oz. package broccoli slaw if you can find it)
1 C. frozen peas
1 can of corn, drained
⅓ C. thinly sliced red onion (optional)
½ C. sugar (or less)
½ C. apple cider vinegar
⅓ C. vegetable oil
1 C. roasted sunflower seeds (found at Hilo Safeway)
- Set aside ramen noodle flavor packets. In a large bowl, crush noodles into bite sized pieces.
- Combine shredded cabbage (or broccoli slaw, if using) with peas, corn, onion and ramen noodles.
- In a separate bowl, combine sugar, apple cider vinegar, ramen noodle seasoning packets and vegetable oil. Mix well then microwave for 1 minute.
- Pour dressing over everything and mix together.
- Refrigerate overnight (or at least 3 hours), top with sunflower seeds right before serving.
Set aside ramen noodle flavor packets. In a large bowl, crush noodles into bite sized pieces. Get your kids to do this part for you, like I did.
Combine shredded cabbage mix (or broccoli slaw, if using) with peas, corn, onion and ramen noodles.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar, apple cider vinegar, ramen noodle seasoning packets and vegetable oil. Mix well then microwave for 1 minute.
Pour dressing over everything and mix together.
Refrigerate overnight (or at least 3 hours.) Top with sunflower seeds right before serving. That’s it, only easy!