Crunchy Romaine Salad

My mom has been making this recipe for years. She got it from Junior League of Jackson Mississippi- Come On In (p. 68). It is such a great salad recipe!


Serves 10-12 people

For the salad:

  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 pkg Ramen noodles, uncooked, broken up (discard flavor packet)
  • 4 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed, broken into pieces (can also get a bag)
  • 4 green onions chopped (sometimes I forget these)
  • 1 cup of Sweet and Sour Dressing (see below)

Sweet and Sour Dressing (yields 2 1/2 cups):

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 red wine vinegar
  • 3 tsp soy sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste

Brown walnuts and noodles in butter; cool on paper towels. Combine noodles and walnuts with romaine and onions. Pour Sweet and Sour Dressing over and toss to coat well.


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