Asian Style Ramen Salad

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 5 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 8


This tasty Asian Style Ramen Salad features crunchy noodles and crisp greens combined for a quick and delicious salad. Add a roasted chicken breast as an option for a heartier salad or meal.


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 pkg. (3 oz.) dry oriental-flavor ramen noodle soup, noodles crumbled and seasoning packet reserved
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 2/3 cup (5 fl.-oz. can) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Fat Free Milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 pkgs. (10 oz. each) romaine-radicchio salad greens
  • 4 green onions, sliced diagonally


MELT butter in large skillet. Add crumbled ramen noodles and nuts; cook, stirring constantly, until noodles are golden. Remove from pan; cool.

PLACE evaporated milk, oil, ramen seasoning packet, vinegar and sugar in blender; cover. Blend until smooth.

COMBINE salad greens, noodle mixture, green onions and dressing in large bowl; toss to coat well. Serve immediately.

Delicious and simple to make

by K. Kathy , Charlotte, NC on Mar. 2013

If I have made this salad once, I have made it 100 times. Everytime we have a holiday dinner, my kids want this salad. I also make and keep the noodles and almonds separate in containers and take it for lunch several times in a week. Best salad around.

Oriental Ramen Salad Plus!

by D. Dee , WA on Oct. 2009

Easy to make. We substitued finely shredded cabbage and we've added baked, chunked chicken or turkey breast. This is a great meal for hot summer days or excellent accompaniment on a party buffet table.


by P. Pamela , Auburn, IN on Sep. 2009

A wonderful summer salad to add to the menu. This is very nice, flavorful, with a very nice creamy dressing. We did want a little more zip, tang to the dressing so I added about 10 drops of Asian Hot Oil when blending the dressing. This gave it the perfect zing we were looking for. So if you like just a little more pizzaz to your meal try that. It is available at all major and Asian markets. Wonderful at room temperature or cold if made ahead!

Oriental Ramen Salad

by S. Suzanne , Syracuse, UT on Aug. 2009

First time I've ever made a dressing with Carnation Evaporated Milk and I loved it! Husband couln't get enough of this fast easy salad.

Oriental Ramen Salad

by v. vicki , Bozeman, MT on Aug. 2009

This was a quick and delicious salad idea. I had enough leftover for the people I work for try it they all ask for the recipe. Thank you

Outstanding for summer

by C. Colleen , Dayton, WA on Aug. 2009

I have made this for several summer parties and actually add diced and cooled leftover chicken breast to the salad as I mix it. Everyone raves about it and asks for the recipe! A hit no matter where I take it! Also try using bagged coleslaw mix in place of the salad greens and a teaspoon of sugar or artificial sweetener to the dressing as it is blended. Another little tweak that is great!

Oriental Ramen Salad

by R. RUTH , Littleton, CO on Aug. 2009

We thought this salad was great! I also added chicken, tomatoes, shredded carrots and radishes to the greens and threw in about 1/4 cup of sesame seeds with the almonds and noodles. It made a fantastic salad for our dinner on a hot summer Denver day.

Oriental Ramen Salad

by D. D , MILFORD, MI on Jul. 2009

This was pretty good, never thought about using salad (lettuce) in this recipe before I've always just used the coleslaw but this was a refreshingly nice change!

SO Good!

by J. JANICE , Terre Haute, IN on Jul. 2009

This is almost the same recipe my m-i-l used to make when she visited. I lost the recipe and was so glad to see it again. It's even better than I remember, I think it's the browning of the noodles and almonds in the butter that does it. I could make a meal out of it!

To die for!

by K. KIMBERLY , Whitehouse, TX on May. 2009

This stuff is sooo good. Everyone I have made it for has raved about it. It is amazingly good. Kids will even like it too. Delicious!