Sunday, October 12, 2014

Low Sodium Ramen Noodle Salad

When I originally posted my recipe for Oriental Ramen Noodle Salad I had no idea how popular it would be. I mean I thought everyone had their recipe for this simple salad. You know it still remains the most viewed recipe on my blog. Of the two years I have been blogging nothing has been able to de-throne it. 

Well get ready to toss that high sodium flavor packet. I have developed a low sodium version of this popular salad. I have substituted a sodium free bouillon packet and my own spices for the little packet that comes with the ramen. It worked so well. I did add a little more vinegar too. As I mention before vinegar is a great way to add brightness to a dish like salt would. I left out the sunflower seeds and doubled up on the almonds. It can be hard to find unsalted sunflower seeds. Honestly ... I forgot to even look when I was at the store. I did not miss them, the almonds have great crunch too. The fact that I left out the seeds did inspire the sesame garnish. They really add a finishing touch to this salad. I was really pleased with this low sodium make-over. Dear sister even said she did not miss the salt in this one. Well there you go a salt shaker stamp of approval. It is definitely worth a try real soon. Don't you think?

Low Sodium Ramen Noodle Salad
Serves 6 to 8


1 pkg Ramen noodles any flavor
1 large package Coleslaw mix
1 bunch green onions, sliced
1/2 cup silvered almonds
Black and white sesame seeds, to garnish

1/2 cup water
2 Tbsp. canola oil
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 packet sodium free chicken bouillon granules
1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/8 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/8 tsp. dried chives
1/8 tsp. five spice powder


Toss or save ramen flavor packet for another use. Break noodles into pieces and mix with coleslaw mix, onions, and almonds in a large bowl. Combine ingredients for the dressing in a jar and shake vigorously. Pour over salad, toss and chill for several hours. When ready to eat, toss again to coat. Garnish with sesame seeds.

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  1. Wanted to check on you after those storms yesterday. Everything ok?

    1. Thanks for checking on me.My family and I all fared well through that weather event. Just lots of wind before and after. Lots of rain. The Pug didn't like it at all! She does not do rain, wet anything or even the smell of rain. It rained so long, she had to compromise and go in the rain once. Sunny and cool now. I hope you are having a great week!

  2. I've been thinking...isn't it funny how posts/recipes you think are sure to be a hit go barely noticed and the ones you think aren't the best take off? Crazy!

    By the way, I cringe at the sodium in those flavor packets!


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