Game Day Recipe: Oriental Coleslaw

Football season is here once again! Which means time to break out your team’s jersey, grab a 30 case of some cold brews, and snacks galore. Because let’s face it; What good is watching sports without snacks? But alongside your traditional wings, pizza, and sandwiches, we thought we would change it up a bit. This quick recipe is for Oriental Coleslaw, an easy dish that’s sure to be a hit on game day. The reason we chose this dish is that its light, allowing you for maximum snack/beverage consumption. My girlfriend makes this recipe for me on occasion, and it comes out great every time, so I can assure you that it’s worth checking out!

What you’ll need:

  • 16-ounce bag of coleslaw mix
  • 3-ounce chicken-flavored ramen noodle packages (along with their seasoning packets)
  • green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sunflower nuts
  • 1/2-3/4 cup slivered almonds*
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 cup oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • tablespoon sugar

*The almonds provide an extra crunch and a variation on taste, but are not required.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the coleslaw mix, ramen noodles (setting aside packets for dressing), green onions, sunflower nuts, and almonds. Set to the side.
  2. For the dressing: Combine vinegar, oil, pepper, sugar, and ramen seasoning in a container with a lid. Cover and shake well.
  3. Before serving, make sure to shake dressing. Pour the dressing over dry ingredients and toss, coating the mixture.

See? Nice and easy! This dish will easily become a favorite among your guests. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments!

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