Chinese Coleslaw

Chinese Coleslaw - An easy side dish perfect for summer picnics or light lunches!

One of my Chief Culinary Consultant’s best friends has an unbelievable knack for throwing delicious summer parties. I walk away from every one of his get-togethers with a recipe I have to make. These parties have brought you the Beer and Brown Sugar Kielbasa & Sauerkraut, they’ve introduced me to the phenomenal Harry & David relishes and last year, I was reminded that I really needed to dig out my Aunt Dorothy’s recipe for Chinese Coleslaw. Before last year’s 4th of July cookout, I couldn’t remember the last time I had this coleslaw, but it was one of the side dishes that day and I (unapologetically) had several servings. It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make, it feeds an army and people always rave about it, which makes it absolutely perfect for bringing to parties and get-togethers when you’re not sure what to make.

Chinese Coleslaw - An easy side dish perfect for summer picnics or light lunches!

Growing up, my Great Aunt Dorothy was the keeper of the Fourth of July holiday – she had a cookout each and every year for extended family. While I don’t remember much about food from that long ago, I firmly associate two dishes with her and that picnic – this coleslaw and Strawberry Pretzel Salad. It’s probably no coincidence that I have little problem polishing off either one all by myself! This recipe is a combination of coleslaw, almonds, sunflower seeds, green onions and crushed Ramen noodles, tossed together with a sweetly seasoned dressing. It’s very light, and as a result, a perfect addition to summer menus.

I hope there’s another summer party in the works so I can discover more great recipes! What are some of your favorite eats for cookout/picnic season?

Chinese Coleslaw - An easy side dish perfect for summer picnics or light lunches!

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Chinese Coleslaw

Servings 12 to 16 servings
Prep 15 minutes
Total 15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Chinese
Author: Michelle

A tasty and easy Asian salad


  • 32
    coleslaw mix
  • 1
    sunflower seeds
    (shelled (you can buy just the kernels))
  • 1
    sliced almonds
  • 1
    bunch green onions
  • 6
    Ramen noodles, crushed

For the Dressing:

  • 1
    vegetable oil
  • ½
    granulated sugar
  • 1/3
    white vinegar
  • 2
    seasoning packets from the Ramen noodles


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the coleslaw mix, sunflower seeds, almonds, green onions and crushed Ramen noodles.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, vinegar and seasoning packets until well blended.
  3. Pour the dressing over the coleslaw mixture and toss until it is evenly distributed. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes:

Nutritional values are based on one serving


Calories: 248kcal
Fat: 14g
Saturated fat: 3g
Sodium: 303mg
Potassium: 294mg
Carbohydrates: 26g
Fiber: 4g
Sugar: 11g
Protein: 6g
Vitamin A: 95%
Vitamin C: 28.1%
Calcium: 73%
Iron: 2%

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