Sumi Salad

Sumi Salad - a refreshing oriental cabbage and noodle salad

A light Oriental cabbage salad made with turkey, ramen noodles, almonds, sesame seeds and a rice vinegar vinaigrette.

Contributed by: Donna Wheatley

This recipe came to me from a basket party hostess years ago. It is Earl’s favorite summer supper after he has been mowing grass. It makes a lot, so is great for a party, or it can be halved easily. Either way, it gets better with the keeping. To make it a diet dish, toast the seeds in the oven without fat and substitute a bottle of Old Dutch Sweet and Sour dressing and it tastes just as good, but it doesn’t leave over well, as the noodles will get soggy.

Put the following into a fry pan and saute until the seeds turn golden brown:

  • 1-Tablespoon oil
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4-cup sesame seeds Cool and then add to a large bowl with the following:
  • 8 green onions, chopped
  • 1 head cabbage chopped, as for coleslaw
  • 2 three-ounce packages Ramen Noodles, broken up. (Discard or use some other way the seasoning packets)
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds chopped smoked turkey breast Dressing: Combine and mix well:
  • 1/4-cup sugar
  • 1-teaspoon salt
  • 1-teaspoon black pepper
  • 1-cup oil
  • 6 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar