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Crunchy Romaine Toss

Crunchy Romaine Toss

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Susan LeBlanc

This is a great crunchy salad that goes well with spaghetti or steak. The homemade dressing makes it even better!

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 557 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 43.3 g
  • 67%
  • Carbs:
  • 41g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 15 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 295 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir ramen noodles and walnuts until toasted, about 5 minutes. Transfer mixture to a plate lined with paper towels and set aside until cooled.
  2. Whisk together vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  3. Combine ramen noodle and walnut mixture with lettuce, broccoli, and green onions in a large serving bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss to coat.
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brhodes_6
14
9/1/2012

This is a delicious salad but for a more healthy take, cut out the butter and frying altogether. You don't need to toast the ramen noodles (I use Ichiban) because they are already crunchy. To get the nutty flavour from the walnuts, I simply chop then place in the oven at 200 degrees for about five minutes or until toasted (keep an eye on them).

Christina
11
8/21/2012

DELICIOUS! I halved the recipe, but when I went to make the ramen/nut topping, I accidentally forgot to 1/2 that, lol, so I just used the whole thing in there (it was sooo good that I didn't want to waste it!). Oh, and I never buy unsalted butter, so I used regular salted butter. I made the dressing earlier in the day in a jar and just shook it randomly to make sure the sugar was dissolved, which worked out well and allowed the flavors to blend. Seriously, I could've drank the dressing, that's how good it was! This salad was just all around good...like you couldn't stop eating it good. I will def be making this one a lot~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Howie
8
11/10/2012

I make this salad once a week, and it's a hit with all my guests! I substitute balsamic vinegar for the red wine vinegar, and have found that 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, and 2 tsp soy sauce is enough for this 8-serving salad. Any more and the lettuce would be dripping! The dressing IS important for softening up the broccoli, however, so I let it sit for 15-20 minutes before serving. Toss the crunchy noodles and walnuts in right before serving so the noodles don't get too soggy. Like other reviewers, I had no problem cutting the butter down to 1-2 tbsp when frying the noodles (which should DEFINITELY be broken into tiny crumbles), and toasting the walnuts in the oven. I've also thrown the walnuts in raw and I've never had a complaint.