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Friday, September 21, 2012

Waka Waka Wonton Salad

I've said this before, but I've never claimed to be a "salad person".  I don't crave salad like some people.  Gosh, I wish I did though.  Instead I usually crave pizza, cookies and cake.  Bad, bad, bad.

But, this salad?  Well, this salad is one that I crave.  It is the exception.  Its light, crisp and so very fresh.  When I saw Guy Fieri make a version of it in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine last month, I knew I had to try it.

And heck, it's a little more friendly on the waistline than your typical salad with creamy dressing.  But, you know, I love those too.

And this salad feeds a crowd.  If you aren't like me who hovered over the kitchen sink eating it straight out of the bowl.  I just couldn't get enough.  The tangy dressing from the red wine vinegar just did me in.  I was taken.

If you haven't started using red wine vinegar in salad dressing, toppings on veggies or dashed on your favorite sandwich you should.  It gives everything a tang, without the fat and calories.

That is of course if you like, tang.

Waka Waka Wonton Salad
{Printable Recipe}

1 bag pre-washed cabbage/coleslaw mix
1/3 c. red wine vinegar
1/3 c. canola oil
2 t. minced garlic
1 pkg. Ramen noodles, crushed (Oriental flavored)
2 green onions, sliced
8 wonton wrappers, baked

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.  Grease a baking sheet and place wonton wrappers on the baking sheet.  Take a pizza cutter and cut into strips.  Spread out on the baking sheet and bake for 5-8 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.  Set aside to cool.

In a small bowl mix together red wine vinegar, canola oil, garlic, 1 t. of the Ramen noodle Oriental seasoning packet, and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Set aside.

In a large bowl combine cabbage/coleslaw mix, crushed Ramen noodles and green onions.  Pour dressing over mix and toss to coat.  Top with crispy wonton wrappers.

*If taking to a potluck or party, do not pour on the dressing until 10 minutes before eating.  This will keep the salad nice and fresh.
**Wonton wrappers can be found in the refrigerated section, next to the produce.

So tell me, what is your favorite salad?

Do you crave salad?

And if you haven't done it yet, I'm needing your votes!  Click here.

Would you like to comment?

  1. This looks great. I like all kinds of salad, but do like them with cabbage.

  2. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)September 23, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    My favourite salad is one that I don't have to make! Ha, I hate making salad :-) I do crave it though, and like to order it in restaurants.

  3. Ally - we call that Chinese coke slaw in MI! I add sliced almonds and seasame seeds that have been toasted. That is an awesome salad!