You don’t have to bring the standard tossed salad to your next picnic. Uncooked ramen noodles mixed with store-bought coleslaw mix and a tasty dressing make this Asian ramen salad unique and super quick to make.

Breaking the dry noodles into small pieces add a nice crunch to this no-mayo side dish. We ditched the flavor packets inside the packages for complete control over the ingredients. That way, you can use whatever flavor is on hand.

Like any slaw, Asian ramen salad will improve by chilling in the fridge prior to serving.  This salad is great the next day—just note the noodles won’t be as crunchy.

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A bowl of an Asian ramen salad that's ready to serve.

Asian Ramen Salad Recipe

This mayo-free Asian ramen salad uses uncooked noodles to make a crunchy salad—it’s great for a picnic!


Yield: 8 servings
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  • 2 pkg ramen noodles, any flavor
  • 16 oz bag coleslaw mix
  • 4-5 green onions, sliced
  • 1 bell pepper, seeded and sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  • In a small bowl, add all ingredients for salad dressing and whisk to combine. Set aside while you toss the ingredients for the salad.
  • Prior to opening the ramen noodles, crush the noodles into relatively small pieces but not into crumbs.
  • Transfer broken noodles into a large bowl and remove flavor packet. Reserve flavor packet for another use or discard.
  • Add coleslaw mix, sliced green onions, bell pepper and almonds to bowl then toss to combine. Pour dressing over salad and toss until completely combined.
  • Cover and refrigerate approximately 1 hour until chilled and noodles have softened slightly.


This salad has no mayo and is great at room temperature—just another reason to take it along for a picnic.
Calories: 320kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Sodium: 877mg, Potassium: 114mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 14g
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Asian ramen salad recipe