Oriental Coleslaw Recipe

Oriental Coleslaw Recipe

I am not a coleslaw lover, so years ago when I was offered a scoop of this Oriental Coleslaw at a Boy Scout get together… well let’s just say I accepted it so as to not hurt her feelings. Two bites in I realized how amazing this slaw was and as I finished off the scoop she gave me I was trying to figure out how to ask for seconds without looking greedy. I was fortunate that she was flattered when I asked for the recipe and I have been making it for family get togethers ever since. I have tweeked the recipe a little as our dietary focus changed, but the overall taste has never been better.

This recipe is perfect for upcoming spring & summer picnics and get togethers. It’s easy to make, travels well and is packed with fiber, protein from the nuts and monounsaturated fatty acids from the olive oil.

4.9 from 8 reviews
Oriental Coleslaw Recipe
Perfect for spring/summer picnics, travels well and it packed with fiber, protein and monounsaturated fatty acids.
Serves: 18-22
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  • 3 (16-ounce) bags of coleslaw mix
  • 1½ cups sunflower seeds (raw or roasted)
  • 1½ cups sliced almonds (raw or roasted)
  • 3 packages Ramon noodles
  • frozen broccoli (optional & to taste)
  • 1 bunch green onions (optional)
  • (dressing)
  • 1½ cups olive oil
  • ¾ cup sugar (organic, cane.. your choice)
  • ⅓ cup white vinegar
  • 3 seasoning packets from the Ramen noodles (optional)
  1. In a large bowl mix coleslaw mix, nuts and green onions (optional)
  2. Put the Ramen noodles in a ziploc bag, seal and crush (I hit it with a rolling pin... it's theraputic)
  3. Add Ramen noodles to the mixture
  4. Mix olive oil, sugar, and seasoning mix if you choose to add (leave out for vegetarian)
  5. Mix with a spoon or by hand. I find that tossing by hand is more efficient.
  6. Keep chilled until ready to transport or serve.


  1. Michelle Feliciano says

    that looks really good

  2. Bekah Kuczenski says

    I don’t like coleslaw either… But this slaw’s actually looks flavorful, Id be willing to try it!

  3. Christina Jackson says

    I LOVE coleslaw, but oriental coleslaw is my fav. I don’t think the recipe I have has broccoli though, I’ll have to try this one out.

  4. sandy weinstein says

    i love this coleslaw. sometimes you can find it at whole foods salad bar..

  5. This sounds fantastic! I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Julie says

    Looks easy and delicious. Thank you! I am always looking for meatless recipes to save money!

  7. jamie braun says

    im not a coleslaw lover either, but this does sound really good! im thinking i might make it for our families annual 4th of july get together! no one has ever brought this before!

  8. This is an amazing salad that’s not only healthy but I also love that it’s high in fiber and so delicious looking.Thanks for sharing.

  9. judy gardner says

    i have never seen this recipe before, it sounds really good!

  10. Elena says

    Looks yummy! I am going to try this recipe. Thanks!

  11. Mary Withrow says

    I had this at a cookout. I love it. They didnt have sunflower or almond in it though.

  12. courtney b says

    i love coleslaw and i love oriental so this is a dream to me!

  13. sandy weinstein says

    i love coleslaw and love this recipe…..i could eat it as a meal….

  14. Amy Orvin says

    My mom loves coleslaw and her handmade kind is superb. I wonder if she will like this as much as hers?

  15. Christy I says

    This looks amazing! I will have to try this when we make chicken adobo!

  16. Lyn says

    I had this salad or something similar years ago and had forgotten about it. I love to add dried cranberries to my regular coleslaw, so I may try it here too. Also like that it isn’t loaded with mayonnaise, but wondering how high the salt content is.

  17. marissa lee says

    i am not a coleslaw person but this looks good…the recipe sounds yummy..i don’t know maybe it’s because i’m pregnant..but i will be making this…thank you for sharing.

  18. Mary Withrow says

    I love coleslaw, I have never used Ramon noodles but I tried it at a cookout. Nice twist on making Coleslaw, I will have to try it.

  19. judy gardner says

    i love regular coleslaw but this sounds great too!

  20. Rosie says

    I got a chuckle out of that. I’ve had it happen to me once in a while, taking an obligatory bite of something, and being consumed with instant passion for it!! This sounds good to me, it caught my eye! I’ve often looked for something a little different with cabbage, this is just perfect!

  21. Caroline G says

    Love this…looks so crisp, fresh, and a great way to eat veggies!

  22. Birdiebee says

    I love coleslaw and this is a new twist. I am going to have to try this one out on my family.

  23. courtney b says

    I love coleslaw and I love oritiental stuff so I will love this !

    gonna try to make it! thanks !:)

  24. Jenn says

    I have been looking for a new coleslaw recipe, this is perfect timing. Can’t wait to try it.

  25. We just made this and it was unbelievable. Do you have any more coleslaw based recipes?

  26. Sarah L says

    I like adding sesame oil to my oriental salads.

  27. This recipe for Oriental Cole Slaw looks so delicious, I am trying to make it tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it.

  28. G K says

    I’ve never tried anything but regular coleslaw. I love the addition of Ramen noodles.

  29. Jo-Ann Brightman says

    I like this recipe with the crushed ramen noodles in the cole slaw. I might just add a little sesame oil to it.

  30. katie says

    Yum! We make a beef and broccoli slow cooker meal and always feel like it needs a side and this may just work with some rice on the side too.

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