National Noodle Day


National Noodle Day on Oct. 6 is celebrated, of course, by eating noodles in your favorite dish. It would also be a great day to indulge in the time it takes to make noodles from scratch. 

How this holiday got started isn’t clear, but it must have been established by someone who loves noodles and wanted an excuse to eat them without feeling too guilty.

Here’s a recipe for Ramen Broccoli Salad from that will give you your noodles and your healthy veggies, too, eliminating all guilt from eating those starchy noodles.

Ramen Broccoli Salad


  • 2 packages Ramen Noodles (preferably Oriental flavor but other flavors will work too)
  • 3/4 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 bags (12-ounce) bags broccoli cole slaw (typically contains slivered broccoli stems, carrots and red cabbage)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • Chopped green onions
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brown or white sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 ramen noodle seasoning packet


Put the ramen noodles in a bag and crush them (but don’t pulverize) with a rolling pin. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the crushed noodles and slivered almonds to the skillet and sauté, stirring occasionally (keep temperature at low/medium heat). Whisk together canola oil, sugar, vinegar and ramen seasoning ingredients in a small bowl. Place the shredded broccoli into bowl and toss with the noodles, almonds, and sunflower seeds. Pour liquid mix over salad and toss. Garnish with chopped green onions.

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