Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Crunchy Tossed Salad

I LOVE salads and right now this one is my favorite.  Toasting the ramen noodles and pecans makes it so crunchy and flavorful. I love crunch in a salad!!
And you can never go wrong with adding bacon and craisins either. YUM!
Oh.... the dressing is pretty awesome too. I like to keep the dressing and a container of the toasted noodles and pecans on hand to throw on any salad when I want to make a quick meal.
This is the one we had at my daughters wedding and I had a lot of requests for the recipe so here it is.

Crunchy Tossed Salad
Green leaf spinach
1 head romaine lettuce
6 strips bacon fried and crumbled
2 green onions or thinly sliced red onion
1 package chicken flavored ramen noodles
1 cup chopped pecans
 Sprinkle Craisins on top
Toast the ramen noodles and pecans with 1/4 cup melted butter and 1/2 package of the chicken seasoning included in the ramen noodles. Save the remainder of the chicken seasoning for the dressing.
Garlic much as you like
1/2 package chicken seasoning
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
Shake well and add to salad just before serving


  1. sounds good. I sometimes keep the toasted noodles and toasted almonds on hand for salads too. love them.

  2. oh man this sounds delicious! I'll have to 'try' to get around to making this! :)