March 30, 2010

Name that recipe?!?!?!?!?

I was in the mood for something different for dinner tonight, so I combined 2 very yummy dishes and made my own recipe. I am not sure what to call it though. What do you think?

Here is the recipe!
1 bag of broccoli slaw
2 packages of ramen noodles but I only used 1 tonight and I will add more to the left overs
1 can each of: low sodium: Pinto Beans, Black beans, Garbanzo Beans, and corn
1 avocado cubed
1/2 each of a red and orange bell peppers cubed *optional or whatever color you have
green onions*optional
I used cashews but any kind of nut would be fine or you can leave them out but just make sure to add them on top as they get really soggy.

Dressing: 2 ramen noodle packets
juice from 1 lime
sesame oil about 1tsp
regular cooking oil I use smart balance about 2-3 TBS
spoonful of sugar
a couple TBS of vinegar (i used rice wine because I had it but you can use regular)
I didn't really measure I just poured in so use your best judgement.
Whisk all together until the sugar and seasoning packet are dissolved.

Dice and slice all the ingredients and toss together. pour over the dressing and toss again.
I let it sit for 5-10 minutes before I served it but if its going to be longer then that before you serve it I would wait to put the dressing on as the noodles get soggy.

And this is what it looked like!!!

Yummy huh? I thought so and so did Steve, Makayla, and my sister.
You could put your own twist on this salad. It is going to be perfect for summer BBQ's and friendly get togethers!
I wanted to add cilantro but the store was out of it. You could also add tomatoes, grilled chicken, any other kind of bean or veggie. You could even add red pepper flake to the dressing for a spicy touch. Or taco seasoning for a kick! Give it a try and let me know what you think and what you change.

But first lets give this salad a NAME!!!!
Name that recipe I dare you!!!!!


  1. Hmm, well, if you remember, I chose the name for Tickle Your Tastebuds Tuesday, so I might as well take a stab at this too.

    However, I've been up since 3:30 this morning, so just keep that in mind, lol.

    How 'bout Ramenslaw Bean Salad?

    I know there's no such thing as Ramenslaw, but heck, there's a first time for everything?!

    Hope you find the name that you want!


  2. omg this looks AWESOME! im going to try it, and i like your friend brenda's name suggestion. i dont have my creative name juices flowing! haha


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