My friend, Jane, brought this amazing salad called Fumi Salad for my potluck birthday party. Best party ever! This salad is not only refreshing, tasty and healthy ... it's a meal unto itself. Here's the recipe:
1 head of cabbage, chopped
8 green onions, chopped
½ C. slivered or sliced almonds
½ C. sesame seeds (about 2.5 oz.)
2 pkgs. dried Ramen noodles (don't use the flavoring/seasoning in pkg.)
Option: Add 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken for a main dish salad. And flax seeds can be substituted for sesame seeds.
In a large bowl, mix together chopped cabbage* and green onions. Toast almonds and sesame seeds, with no oil, until just browned. Right before serving, mix almonds and sesame seeds into salad; crush Ramen noodles and add to the salad. Add dressing and toss. Depending on the size of the cabbage, this should serve 10.
1 C. vegetable oil
6 Tbsp. rice vinegar
3-4 Tbsp, sugar, to tast
2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Put all ingredients in a jar and shake thoroughly.
*The benefits of cabbage: maintains strong bones in the elderly (as it's an outstanding source of Vitamin K), it's a very good source of fiber, vitamin B1, B2 and Omega 3 fatty acids which according to the American Heart Association is very good for the heart. I hear it will also do wonders for those of us entering the menopausal stage of our lives. So eat up.