Okay, I know it isn't Foodie Friday yet. But while we're on vacation, I'm going to freeze another set of dinner kits, so I've got food positively on the brain. And thought I might share another recipe with you - this is another of my summertime favorites. I first had it at a restaurant that has since (very sadly) closed. But the slaw was so yummy - and I don't even like coleslaw! - that I went digging on the web for a similar recipe. This one is darned close to the original in flavor, and I think you'll like it as much as we do. Great for picnics (no mayo) and for any warm-weather meal. The recipe is basically proportional, so just adjust as needed for your crowd.
(Feeds a bunch!)
1 bag coleslaw mix (about a pound or so)
1/2 to 1 square package plain ramen noodles, uncooked
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 cup sunflower kernels (I use the dry roasted ones)
1 bunch green onions, chopped
Crumble the noodles with your fingers and then combine all ingredients in a large bowl. For the dressing, make this to taste. I'm going to tell you how I make it, but adjust to your liking. I like it a little more tart.
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup white vinegar (or cider vinegar)
Blend dressing, adjust to taste and toss desired amount with slaw. I never use all (or even most) of the dressing, so don't throw it all in at once. Add a little, stir and then continue to adjust desired quantity.
If we won't be eating all the slaw at once, I dress each serving. That way the ingredients stay crispy and you can enjoy the whole batch over a few days.