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Company Lettuce Salad with Crispy Noodles

Crispy crunchy Chow Mein Noodles are just the beginning to what makes this lettuce salad so special
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 164kcal


  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • SALAD:
  • 8 cups lettuce a combo of romaine, butter or iceberg
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper chopped
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 3 ounces chow mein noodles crispy, canned
  • 1/3 cup pepita seeds roasted, or sunflower seeds


  • In a small heavy skillet, melt butter. Add almonds and cook over medium heat until toasted, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle with sugar. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until sugar is melted. Spread on foil to cool.
  • For dressing, in a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar and brown sugar. Chill until ready to serve.
  • For salad, in a large bowl, combine the lettuce, peppers and green onions. Add dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with chow mein noodles , pepita seeds and almonds. Serve immediately.


Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 65mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1770IU | Vitamin C: 32mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg