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Mayo-less coleslaw with ramen noodles

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Easy, crunchy summer slaw

This salad is not your typical coleslaw — no mayonnaise, and I've added crunchy ramen noodles.

Easy, crunchy summer slaw

Growing up, I was never a big fan of coleslaw. I would dine out at a BBQ restaurant but would always pass on the slaw. The sweetness with a mayonnaise taste just did not go well with my taste buds.

Easy, crunchy summer slaw

Fast-forward 15 years, and I have a new love for it. I decided it's still coleslaw if you make it with vinegar instead of the classic mayonnaise. And by adding uncooked ramen noodles, you give a little crunch to this simple salad.

Easy, crunchy summer slaw

No-mayo coleslaw with ramen noodles recipe

Serves 8-10


  • 1 (14 ounce) bag classic coleslaw
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 (3 ounce) package chicken ramen noodles
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 package ramen seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. In a large bowl, add the bag of coleslaw, cabbage, cilantro, chopped uncooked ramen noodles and green onions.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, salt, sugar, ramen seasoning, nectar, olive oil and soy sauce.
  3. Pour over the coleslaw, and mix with a wooden spoon until everything is well coated.
  4. Cover, and place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.

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