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Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw Brings Flavor to Any Party

Looking for something different to make for an upcoming party? Try this sweet and tangy Asian Coleslaw.

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw Brings Flavor to Any Party

"Jack loves you. I came along with the deal. See, you're the hamburger, and I'm that little cup of coleslaw. You don't order it, but, pfft, there it is on the plate." ~Grace Adler ("Will and Grace")

Trying to think of something different to bring to Girls Day is a daunting task. You want to make a dish that will go along with what everyone else is bringing, something that is tasty but not over the top. Oh, the stress of it all. Seriously though, last time I brought my Mac and Cheese Bites and those went over well but this week I wanted to make something completely different.

I went in search of a side dish recipe online, not having anything in particular in mind. A few different salads looked good, but I settled on cole slaw. There are a ton of recipes for Asian Slaw so I ended up taking ideas from a few different ones and then throwing my own touches in. I was pretty happy with the result. I hope the girls are too.

Asian Coleslaw


  • 1/2 head green cabbage, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 head purple cabbage, cored and chopped
  • 1 carrot, peeled and chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 pkg Ramen noodles
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • few grinds of black pepper
  • packet of seasoning from Ramen noodles (you can use Oriental or any flavor you have)
  • splash of soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Heat a skillet on the stovetop and melt the butter in it.
  • Add the almonds.
  • Crush the Ramen noodles in the package with the heel of your hand and add those to the skillet. (Keep an eye on them so they don't burn-toss 'em around a bit every now and then and cook until they are toasty.)
  • While the almond/Ramen mixture is cooling off, chop up your cabbage, carrots and green onions. Or, if your grocery store had bags of pre-chopped cole slaw mix and you were able to pick one of those up (lucky you)-just dump that into a big bowl and add the onions.
  • To make the dressing, whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, seasoning packet and soy sauce.
  • Some people like to keep everything separate and put it all together just before serving, but I mixed the dressing in with the cabbage and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hours. I recommend doing this. (Not that I'm telling you what to do, of course.) Reserve the almond/Ramen mixture for just before serving so it'll stay crunchy.
  • Add the almond/Ramen mix to the coleslaw and toss with tongs.


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