A wonderful salad, which is a cinch to make. It's packed full of flavour and texture. The crunch comes from the raw vegetables, flaked almonds, sunflower seeds and crushed instant noodles.
I love the idea of using bottled dressing! I have made this for years and used 3/4C vinegar, 3/4C sugar, and 1T of oil which works but the dressing is a nice shortcut. I also had always used chicken flavor noodles but love the beef ones too. Great recipe and always a crowd favorite. - 13 Jan 2010 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I give this 5 stars with my changes....instead of using bottled dressing, you can inexpensively make your own dressing: heat in a saucepan over medium heat 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup oil, 1/2 cup vinegar, and the seasoning packets from the ramen noodles.(I use 2 packages of noodles). I omit the sunflower seeds. You can toss all together & let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Also you can make this a main dish by adding a can of chicken breast. SO yummy!! - 06 Jan 2011 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Great! next time I won't add the crunchy noodles until I'm ready to serve the salad...they got a little too soggy. - 15 Nov 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)