I (Aimée) tried a new recipe tonight. My Mom made a version of this when I was growing up and she found the base recipe on Allrecipes.com for me. Being me, I tweaked it quite a bit, but we ended up with a wonderful meal! One of my favorites and Dave says it is now on his top ten!
Here is the recipe, and how I tweaked it:
2 tablespoons sesame seeds (I did not use sesame seeds because I couldn’t find them – I toasted ONE CUP of almonds instead) 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar (I used 3 T) 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil (1 tsp) 2 tablespoons white sugar (1/4 C) 1/2 teaspoon salt (1 tsp) 1/4 teaspoon black pepper (1/2 tsp) 1/3 cup olive oil (2/3 C) 4 cups shredded cabbage (I used a large bag of hearts of romaine)
2 carrots, shredded
1 (3 ounce) package ramen noodles, crushed (2 packages)
In a small skillet, toast sesame seeds over medium heat until golden brown and fragrant. (nope, I toasted almonds in the microwave. For 2 ½ minutes, stirring every 30 seconds)
In a small bowl, mix together vinegar, sesame oil, olive oil, sugar, salt, pepper, and ramen seasoning packet.
In a large bowl, mix together cabbage, carrots, and crushed ramen noodles. Toss with dressing to coat evenly. Top with toasted sesame seeds.
Trust me – this was wonderful!