2 Minute Noodle Salad: A Crunchy Delight

2 minute noodle salad
2 minute noodle salad

Crunchy Cabbage Salad

I can’t remember the first time I tried this salad, but what I do remember is being pleasantly surprised by this Crunchy Noodle and Cabbage Slaw with an Apple cider Vinegar and Soy Dressing.

If you’re always on the hunt for a quick salad, like me, then this salad will tick all your boxes. Fresh, crunchy, and tasty, it has become a family favorite recipe. What sets this Crunchy Noodle and Cabbage Slaw apart is the variety of different textures it offers.

How to Prepare this Crunchy Noodle and Cabbage Slaw with an Apple cider Vinegar and Soy Dressing

Crunch Noodle and Cabbage salad ingredients

The ingredients for the slaw include:

  • Finely shredded cabbage – 1/4 of a whole green and 1/4 of a whole purple (or 1/2 a cabbage if you can’t find purple cabbage)
  • 4-5 Spring onions, finely sliced
  • 1 Packet of mung bean sprouts
  • A cup of blanched almonds
  • 1 cup of sunflower seeds
  • A packet of 2-minute noodles, broken up and toasted under the grill (cheese or noodle flavor)

For the dressing, combine:

  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup of sugar (or honey)
  • 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of chicken spice

Toast the broken up noodle pieces, almonds, and sunflower seeds in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius for about 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them to prevent burning.

While the noodles are toasting, cut up the cabbage and spring onions and mix them together with 3/4 of the mung beans. Reserve the remaining mung beans to scatter over the top of the salad before serving.

Pour all the dressing ingredients into an empty jar and shake well, or whisk them together in a bowl until well combined. Toss together the salad ingredients, dressing, and all but 2 tablespoons of the noodle mix and leftover mung beans. Store the salad in the fridge for at least an hour to allow the cabbage to absorb the dressing. Prior to serving, add the remaining mung beans and toasted noodle mix.

This salad pairs well as a side dish to a braai (barbecue) or with any grilled meat or fish. Try it with our Sticky Pork Riblets or Tuna Fish Cakes. If you’re keen to try other salads, check out our favorite Roasted Beetroot, Feta, and Rocket Salad.

For more salad inspiration, visit delicious.

Until next time!


Can I substitute the cabbage in this recipe?

Yes, you can substitute the cabbage with other leafy greens such as kale or even lettuce for a milder flavor. Experiment with different greens to find your favorite variation of this salad.

Can I add other toppings or ingredients to this salad?

Absolutely! This salad is versatile and welcomes additional toppings or ingredients that suit your taste. Consider adding sliced carrots, bell peppers, or even diced avocado for extra freshness and flavor. Let your creativity guide you in customizing this salad to your liking.

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