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Crunchy Romaine Toss Salad


  • 1 – 6 oz. pkg. chopped uncooked ramen noodles broken up (discard flavor packet)
  • 4 Tbsp. butter melted
  • 1 bunch broccoli coarsely chopped
  • 1 head romaine lettuce washed, cut in small pieces
  • 1 small red onion very thinly sliced (the original recipe called for 4 green onions)
  • optional fruit — strawberries or kiwis or whatever you want to try.
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 c. Sweet and Sour Dressing see recipe below

Sweet and Sour Dressing

  • 1 c. vegetable oil
  • 3/4-1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Combine the broccoli, romaine and the red onions. Right before serving, pour some of the Sweet and Sour Dressing over and toss to coat. Add the walnut/noodle mixture and toss some more. (I usually make extra nut/noodle mixture and sprinkle some on top of salad.) If you want to add strawberries, kiwi or any other fruit, add it now.
  2. You won’t need the whole recipe for dressing so save it for another time. Also, I only mix up what I think we might need. That way you don’t have soggy salad left over and you can always mix up another bowl.
  3. Whisk the sugar and red wine vinegar until sugar has dissolved. Slowly pour in the oil and whisk until it has emulsified. Add in the soy sauce and salt and pepper to taste. Store in refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Hope everyone will try this and enjoy it as much as I have in serving it to catering friends.