Coleslaw with a Crunch

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Making Coleslaw is a snap nowadays with shredded multicolored cabbage available in the markets all ready for you to add fixin’s and dressing. This is so delicious – it could be eaten on its own as a main course if you add more nuts for protein. It’s a great vegetarian dish too.

Preparation time: 10 minutes plus an hour for chilling

Cooking time: None

Ingredients for Salad:

1-2 bags of thinly sliced mixed cabbages – coleslaw is available like this already bagged and ready to go in most markets

1-2 bags of Oriental noodles – you could use Ramen ( there are other brands) – uncooked and crushed

2 cups of raw broccoli flourettes

1 cup of sliced almonds ( I double up on this if the salad is a main course for vegetarians and sometimes fry the nuts in Pam Spray for a few minutes to roast them first – makes them delicious)

1 cup of sunflower seeds

I cup of pine nuts ( I sometimes fry these nuts in Pam Spray for a few minutes to roast them first – makes them delicious)

6-7 Green Onions chopped

1/2 Red Onion chopped

Directions for Salad Ingredients:
Toss all Salad Ingredients except for the nuts and noodles together and chill.

Ingredients for Dressing:
1 cup of oil ( I like Olive Oil but it gives a stronger taste – you could use Canola which is lighter)

1/2 cup of White Vinegar ( white wine vinegar is an option – depends on personal taste)

1/3 cup of sugar ( again I cut this back for our taste to 1/6th cup – but that is up to you)

Ramen Noodles Flavoring Mix

Directions for Dressing: 
Whisk all dressing ingredients together and chill.

Final Directions for Both:
Just before serving combine the dressing with the salad and toss very well. At the last moment add the nuts and noodles and toss just before serving. This is YUMMY!

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