When the humidity rises and the summer heat has you sneaking away to stick your head in the freezer, the thought of heating up the house cooking becomes totally unappealing. That’s when salads transform from a healthy lunch option into a cool dinnertime oasis. This one is slightly adapted from a family recipe of fellow blogger Colleen from Flee Fly Flown. Her original recipe is just as good but since I am rarely able to follow a recipe as is, I put my own twists on it. You can serve it either as a crunchy side dish or add protein to make it a more substantial main dish, like I’ve done here.
Asian Broccoli Slaw
1 bag broccoli coleslaw
3 stalks celery, chopped
3-4 green onions, chopped
1/2 C slivered almonds or 1 C dry-roasted peanuts
chow mein noodles
1 pkg dry ramen noodles, broken into small chunks
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/4 C sugar
1/3 C white vinegar
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 packet ramen seasoning
grilled chicken breasts* (shrimp and tofu would also be good!)
Thai Peanut Sauce*
In a large bowl, combine broccoli slaw, chopped celery and chopped green onions. Toss in almonds or peanuts, chow mein noodles and broken ramen noodles. Separately, whisk together oil, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and ramen seasoning. If serving immediately, pour dressing over slaw mixture and fold in to coat evenly. If you’re serving at a later time, store dressing separately and mix just before serving so that the slaw doesn’t get soggy.
If serving as a main dish, set slaw aside and combine ingredients for peanut sauce in a small saucepan. Meanwhile use the grill or a grill pan to cook meat. Dress individual portions with Thai Peanut Sauce.
5 responses to “Asian Broccoli Slaw with Chicken & Peanut Sauce”
This is one of my favorite summer salads. It is always a huge hit! My twist is to also toast the ramen noodles until golden brown. The flavor is unbelievable and really shines!
I forgot about this wonderful salad… going to have to make it this weekend with temps in the 90s!
I love anything with peanut sauce – this looks great and would be a fabulous BBQ side dish or main dish!
We have had this salad twice this week. Everyone LOVES it. Thank you so much for turning us on to it.
It is quick, easy and perfect on a hot summer night, of which we have had too many.
@Andrea – Yay!! So glad everyone likes it!