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Happy Tuesday loves! Now that Summer has arrived, itâ€™s time for concerts on the square, picnics, beach events, and much, much more! What goes best with a picnic or fun event with friends?! Wine, of course, and along with wine, you need a great appetizer that you can share with others! Today, Iâ€™ll be sharing one of my favorite summer salad thatâ€™s not too heavy and super easy to make, plus, the perfect wine to pair it with!
The Recipe: Ramen Noodle Salad Â
My aunt used to make this all of the time for any gathering and itâ€™s one of my favorite side dishes/appetizers! Plus, itâ€™s super easy to make!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Serves 10-12 people
What youâ€™ll need:
- 2 â€“ 12oz bags of broccoli slaw
- 2 â€“ 3oz packages of ramen noodles broken into small pieces (any flavor â€“ I prefer chicken or oriental) and reserve seasoning packet
- Â½ cup chopped green onions (about 6 green onions)
- 1 cup sunflower seeds (salted or unsalted)
- Â½ cup canola oil or vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- Â¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- Â¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
- Combine bags of broccoli slaw, ramen noodle pieces, green onions, and sunflower seeds in a large bowl and set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together canola or vegetable oil, sugar, apple cider vinegar, rice vinegar, reserved seasoning packets, and red pepper (optional).
- Pour vinegar mixture over broccoli slaw mixture and toss well.
- Cover with plastic wrap and let sit in fridge for one hour before serving to allow flavors to combine and noodles to soften.
- Serve! I like to let mine sit for 2-3 hours so the noodles are a little crispy still, but not too hard.
Dreaming Tree Wines
Dave Matthews collaborated with an award-winning wine maker to create this line of wines. I don’t know about you all, but nothing goes better with a light salad that a yummy wine! This ramen salad goes great with both red and white wine! I love the Dreaming Tree Crush Red Wine! It’s a Merlot and Zinfandel blend and so good! I wasnâ€™t always a red wine fan until a few years ago, and now I love it so much! I still like whites, but my once sweet tooth is now gone and I prefer more of a semi-sweet to dry wine. The Dreaming TreeÂ Sauvignon Blanc is the white I would pair with this salad. It’s crisp and clean, and not too sweet!
Do you have any favorite bites that you like to share at your summer picnics and get-togethers? Whatâ€™s your favorite wine to pair it with? Are you more of a red or a white wine fan? Let me know in the comments below!
Thanks for reading babes,