Asian Salad

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A few weeks ago, I had a great lunch at the Glen Oak Country Club.  They served this amazing Asian Salad that was absolutely to die for!  Oh, and the little peanut butter bites weren’t too bad either!  During lunch, I found a scrap of paper in my purse and quickly jotted down the ingredients I could identify in the salad (and the peanut butter bites).

I had to find a way to recreate this dish!  I couldn’t stop talking about this salad all afternoon.  I was obsessed.  A friend of mine, Alicia, said she had a recipe that was pretty similar to Glen Oaks.  So here we go…taste-testing Alicia’s recipe.

Is it a Keeper?

This salad was so good!  I loved the crunch of the coleslaw mix and the sweet tang of the dressing.  The buttery noodles and almonds added another layer of flavor.  At first, my husband was skeptical.  But after one bite, he was hooked!

After making this recipe, there are a few things I would do differently next time:

  • This recipe makes a very large salad.  I cut the recipe in half and it was perfect for 4-6 servings.
  • If you’re going to store leftover salad or you want to assemble it ahead of time, make sure you keep the 3 components stored separately — the noodles, the coleslaw, and the dressing.  The salad and noodles will get soggy if stored together.
  • I think next time, I’m going to try cutting out some of the butter and switching some of the sugar for Splenda.
  • I would also try adding some blanched green beans and shredded red cabbage for color and texture.

All in all, this recipe is absolutely perfect as is!  I would highly recommend it!  It’s even great the next day — just remember to store the components separately!

I love Asian inspired food.  What are your favorite Asian inspired dishes?

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29 thoughts on “Asian Salad”

  1. I can’t do noodles, but I bet rice noodles would make this dish work well for those GF. I love the mix of those ingredients and all things asian…

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice Thursday! Hope you can make it back this week {party opens wed. night @ 8pm CST}

  2. i make a salad very similar to this except i sugar the almonds in the skillet and make a sauce using the seasonings packet from the ramen…one of our favorites…thanks for sharing this version at ff!


    stuff and nonsense

  3. I love this salad. I just printed it up and I am thinking of making it for the weekend (next)

    We are featuring this tomorrow on My Meatless Mondays. Thanks for linking up.


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