Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

A Crunchy Broccoli Slaw with ramen noodles, almonds, and a sweet and tangy dressing. This salad is ready in 30 minutes or less with just 5 minutes prep!

If it’s a party that involves grilling meat, this Crunchy Broccoli Slaw recipe has to be on the menu. It just does.

And with Memorial Day right around the corner, I knew I was morally obligated to get this broc slaw posted ASAP.

This Crunchy Broccoli Slaw has ramen noodles, almonds, and a sweet and tangy dressing. Everyone loves it! We always have it for Memorial Day and 4th of July.

It’s a lot like regular coleslaw but basically better in every way.


First, it’s made with broccoli cole slaw which, in addition to being available EVERYWHERE now (in ways it wasn’t 10 years ago), is super crunchy. No soggy slaw, Mister.

Second, all the crunchies! Ramen noodles, sliced almonds, and shelled sunflower seeds are salty and crunchy and insanely good. And when I say Crunchy, I mean in the literal sense, not the figurative sense. Ramen noodles in particular are not “crunchy” in the figurative sense.

Have I lost you yet? It was a health food joke. Sort of.

(At least I make myself laugh).

I cannot believe how easy this Crunchy Broccoli Slaw is. You just buy the bag of pre-shredded broccoli slaw at the store, toss in some crunchies, and the dressing is only 3 ingredients!

Third, the dressing is only 3 ingredients. Equal parts oil, vinegar, and sugar. Sounds good to ME!

This recipe for Broccoli Slaw came from my good friend Bobbi. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know how people in my life get assigned a certain recipe for parties and potlucks that they are forever required to bring. This one is Bobbi’s.

My Baby Bok Choy Salad has a similar flavor profile but slightly more exotic ingredients. It’s amazing. Tastes like take out in salad form. Check it out here!

Gluten-free folks! (You know who you are.) Leave out the Ramen per usual. And Happy Memorial Day weekend.

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A Crunchy Broccoli Slaw with ramen noodles, almonds, and a sweet and tangy dressing. This salad is ready in 30 minutes or less with just 5 minutes prep!
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Crunchy Broccoli Slaw

A Crunchy Broccoli Slaw with ramen noodles, almonds, and a sweet and tangy dressing. This salad is ready in 30 minutes or less with just 5 minutes prep!
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Asian
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 359 kcal


  • 1 (16 ounce) package broccoli coleslaw
  • 1 package ramen noodles crushed, seasoning packet discarded
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds shelled
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced (green and white parts)
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar


  1. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw, ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, almonds, and scallions. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, and sugar.
  2. Pour dressing over the top of salad ingredients and toss to coat. Let rest 20 minutes at room temperature to blend flavors.

Recipe Notes

This recipe is from my friend Bobbi.

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  1. I would love to know how many fat grams are in this.  I am on  low fat diet. Thanks

    • Hi Karen, right now I’m not computing nutritional info and I’m sorry about that. I hope to add it in the future. You should be able to find a nutritional calculator online though such as MyFitnessPal which will have foods listed in it and you can just figure it out. I’m so sorry about that!

  2. Is it best to make this salad 20 mins before serving or can it be put together ahead of time? Have you ever added raisins?
    Sounds really good 

    • Hi Laurie, You can make it ahead of time. More than 20 minutes. The broccoli slaw/veggie part will never get soggy. The noodles might lose some crunch but that’s it. I haven’t added raisins but that sounds PERFECT. Thanks so much for you question!

  3. Thanks Meggan! 
    I will let you know how the raisins are in it

    • I’m sure it’s going to be awesome, I’ve had broccoli salads with raisins and sunflower seeds (same crunch value/flavor profile as this salad) and it’s THE BEST! Please keep me posted if you have a chance, thanks. :)

  4. Hi Megan! How many servings does this recipe yield?

    • Oops just found it! I completely overlooked it, so sorry. Thank you for posting this recipe. It looks very similar to the one my mom’s friend used to make!

  5. You can add craisins, raisins, mandarin oranges. I’ve done all versions, and it really just depends on what’s in the cabinet or what you desire. I always make the salad dressing the night before, per instructions from the woman who gave me her recipe, and let that sit in the fridge until I’m ready to serve it. You can throw the salad together in a big bowl with a great-sealing lid, toss, and about 30 minutes before you serve it, toss in the dressing, seal lid, and shake it all around to coat. That way the noodles are just soft enough but still crunchy to impress! Went over so well at a Thanksgiving potluck with everyone from Public Works department to the City Manager’s wife. Have copies of the recipe to give out ready, because it will be a hit! Only note-sometimes the broccoli slaw is difficult to find, so shop for that first. Also, my recipe calls for 2 bags of broccoli slaw and 2 pkgs ramen, so it makes enough to feed 20+ people.

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