Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chinese Cabbage Salad with Wantons and Mandarin Oranges

Chinese Cabbage Salad with Wantons and Mandarin Oranges

This dish you can find at most church potlucks - If it's missing at yours it's really easy to make and you never have left overs. Best part....You can make everything the day night before you take it to a party.  Bill and Hannah love this dish and request it at any gathering or we make it a meal and add chicken.  

1 package cabbage ( angle hair or coleslaw mix) 
1 package ramen noodles 
1 Tbls butter
Raman Seasoning package
1 can mandarin orange drained 
1 bunch green onions thinly sliced 
1/3 cup vinegar ( white or rice seasoned) 
1/3 oil ( do not use olive oil) 
1 Tbls Chili Oil ( Optional) 
3 tbls white sugar or honey 
Sliced almonds

Optional Add Ins: 
Broccoli bit size pieces
Red bell pepper chopped 
Crispy wantons


1.  I save all my mixed green salad containers for occasions to make this salad - its less clean up and easy to travel. 
Dump cabbage in bowl or container. 
Add chopped veggies - red bell peppers and green onions is what I had. 

Add in oranges and broccoli and sliced nuts 
Put lid on and store in fridge until ready to use. 

2.  Make the dressing:  Mixing cup add in Ramen season package with oil. vinegar, chili oil. 

Dressing should look like this.
Set aside until ready to use.  

3.  Crisp noodles in oven ( about 450 for 10 mins) I usually use a pie pan with the Tbls of melted butter on bottom.  Should like like this when out of the oven.
(Optional 4) Crisp wantons in salad.  I used crip wantons in this salad and this is how you make them...it's easy. 

Warm about 2 Tbls oil in fry pan on med-high heat.  Slice fresh wantons. and fry for 2 mins tossing once in awhile.  Total takes 4 mins. 
Fry and let cook
Use slotted spoon to remove: 

Cool and ready to use in salad 

Toss dressing and place in serving dish - put crisp noodles and wantons in right before serving.  


  1. Made my sister's dish tonight...yum, yum, yum! Dave and I ate the whole bowl. I added some peanut butter and Sriracha to the dressing and it was a nice addition!

    1. Hannah- I am so glad you made it. Great suggestion with the peanut butter and the Sriracha sauce.