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Cabbage & crunchy noodle salad recipe

Fat Mum Slim /

When people have parties and they ask people to bring a dish, I usually bring something sweet – because that’s what I love to make and I rarely stuff them up {which I often do with savoury dishes}. I usually bring a chocolate pavlova or a batch of chocolate muffins.

This cabbage and crunchy noodle salad is one I’ve seen at a few parties over the years, but thought the combination was odd so always moved onto the next salad. After hearing my mum rave about this recipe that she tried at my sister’s engagement party {I skipped it there too!} she made it one night and brought it to our house for dinner. I have one word: winning!

We had it with pork belly and it was the perfect match. It’s my new favourite side dish.

Ingredients – Salad
1/2 Chinese cabbage, shredded finely
6 green onion {we call them shallots or spring onions}
100g lightly slivered almonds, roasted {you can buy them toasted or put them in a dry pan over medium heat until they turn golden}
1 packet Chang’s original friend noodles {100g}

1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup caster sugar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1/2 cup olive oil

♥ Mix all of the dressing ingredients in a small saucepan. Stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Set aside until cooled
♥ Combine the cabbage, chopped shallots, noodles and almonds in a salad bowl. Top with dressing and mix well. Serve immediately.
♥ If you’re taking this to a party then leave the noodles separate until just before serving. This serves 8 and is great with pork or chicken, or on it’s own.

When you’re asked to bring a dish, what do you usually bring?