Theresa’s Raw Coleslaw

When picking up my box in North Oakland this evening, I chatted with another CSA member who asked me how I use the cabbage. I described this favorite recipe, and she suggested that I send it in to the Beet, so here it is. I got the recipe from my friend Theresa, so in my family it's called "Theresa's Raw Coleslaw." Not a real coleslaw since it doesn't have a creamy dressing, but I prefer this one. It keeps in the fridge quite well. A very popular potluck dish; makes lots.

1 head cabbage, chopped

4 green onions, sliced

2 packages ramen noodles

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup sunflower seeds

less than a cup of vegetable oil

6 Tablespoons rice vinegar

1/2 tsp salt

scant tsp pepper


In a large bowl, combine cabbage and onions. With ramen still in its package, crush the noodles with your hands. Discard ramen flavor packet before adding crushed noodles to bowl. Stir in almonds and sunflower seeds. Add oil, vinegar, salt and pepper, mix well. Adjust seasonings to taste.

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