Crunchy Ramen Spinach Salad

A Crunchy Ramen Spinach Salad with a hint of sweetness from dried cranberries. This makes a wonderful main course and will use up that big bag of spinach you have in your fridge.

Crunchy Ramen Spinach Salad

Bacon, toasted ramen noodles, cranberries and pecans. Lots of crunch and flavor.

Crunchy Ramen Spinach Salad

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Crunchy Ramen Spinach Salad

Crunchy Ramen Spinach Salad

Servings: 8
5 from 1 vote
A Crunchy Ramen Spinach Salad with a hint of sweetness from dried cranberries. This makes a wonderful main course and will use up that big bag of spinach you have in your fridge.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 oz. baby spinach
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce chopped
  • 6 strips bacon fried and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 stalks green onions chopped -or- 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

Crunchy Ramen Topping:

  • 1 package chicken flavored ramen noodles Crush the ramen noodles. The seasoning packet is used 1/2 for toasting with noodles, 1/2 for dressing
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup pecans chopped

Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1/2 packet chicken seasoning
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a saute pan, toast the crushed ramen noodles and pecans with the butter and 1/2 package of the chicken seasoning included in the ramen noodles. Save the remainder of the chicken seasoning for the dressing.
  • For the dressing: Shake well and add to salad just before serving.
  • In a large serving bowl, toss the dressed spinach and romaine with the toasted ramen mixture. Top with bacon, cranberries and green onions. Toss lightly and serve.

Notes

Recipe slightly adapted from Serenity Cove.

Nutrition

Calories: 430kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 5gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 306mgFiber: 3gSugar: 13gVitamin A: 3905IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
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