Friday, September 7, 2012

Sweet and Sour Salad be honest, my kids can live without this recipe. It has green stuff in it. With that said, tough luck. It's my pick. I win.

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I love a good salad, and this one is one of my favorites. My cousin gave me this recipe years ago and I had the sense to hold onto it. You'll want to, too.

The lettuce is crispy and the dressing has a sweet/tangy flavor. What makes it fantastic, though, is the addition of buttery, toasted Ramen noodles and walnuts. Oh. My.

I'll post a picture when I can actually find my camera. =]

Sweet and Sour Salad

1 c vegetable oil
¾ c sugar
½ c red wine vinegar (or regular)
3 t soy sauce
1 c chopped walnuts
1 – 3oz pkg Ramen noodles, dry and broken into small pieces
4 T butter
1 head romaine lettuce – rinsed, dried, and chopped
1 head fresh broccoli, chopped
1 bunch green onions, chopped

Whisk together oil, sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce. Best to make a day ahead but it’s not the end of the world if you don’t. It’ll be delicious anyway.
Melt butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add crushed ramen noodles and walnuts; toast til golden brown.
Combine the Romaine, broccoli, and green onions. Add the dressing and toss. Sprinkle with ramen mixture before serving.

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