I think most people are familiar with the classic Napa cabbage salad with ramen noodles. I am a fan of that salad but this Crunchy Asian Noodle Salad one-upped the traditional version. It uses a Suddenly Salad pasta mix and incorporates fresh veggies, cilantro, green onions and mandarin oranges. The dressing has lots of flavor from the ramen and pasta seasoning packets. This is a great salad for a potluck or big group. The picture below was a double batch I made for a group of 30 people. I usually add the dressing at the last moment so everything stays crunchy. I also keep the noodle/almond mixture on the side and let people add that to their plates. I have also made this for a main dish and added grilled, sliced chicken on top.
The Perfect Pairing for this recipe is an empty jelly jar. Whenever I finish a jar of jelly I always clean out the jar and keep it around for homemade dressings. Combine everything in the jar and give it a good shake. It is great to take with you because the screw on top is leak-proof.