Today in our weekly What's Cookin'? segment, U.S Bank Home Mortgage's Patty Millay is getting out the lawn mower.  Well, not really.  But she is mixing together a delicious (and healthy) recipe for Lawn Mower Salad.  And the best part?  It only takes about fifteen minutes to make.

Photo by Patty Millay

From Patty:

I saw the name of this recipe and I HAD to make it for ya'll!  With all the summer cookouts on the way, this is the perfect side dish!  It's easy to customize this to you own likes.  It can be made ahead of time and serves 8-10 for a single batch.  This is very economical and it takes less than 15 minutes from start to finish!

LAWN MOWER SALAD

12 oz broccoli slaw mix (veggies only)
3/4 c shredded carrots
3/4 c sliced red cabbage
1 c chopped salted cashews
1 c sunflower seeds
1 c dried crasions
2 pkgs chicken flavored ramen noodles
1/2 c granulated white sugar
1/2 c oil (canola, vegetable, olive - whatever you have on hand)
1/4 c apple cider vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
1/4 c soy sauce

Directions:

Mix the slaw carrots, cabbage, cashews, crasions and sunflower seeds and set aside.

Crush ramen noodles - remove the seasoning packet.

In a separate bowl, mix oil, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar and the season packets from the ramen noodles.

Mix the veggies with the dressing.

If you want to add the ramen noodles at this point, you will have softer noodles at serving.  If you prefer the crunch of the lightly marinated noodles, add them about an hour prior to serving this dish.  I do half at the initial mix and half just before serving.

Refrigerate this at least an hour up to overnight.

This is such a colorful and tasty dish!  I'm sure it will compliment anything you are serving!

Bake a big batch and enjoy!

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