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Company Lettuce Salad with Chow Mein Noodles

Crispy crunchy Chow Mein Noodles are just the beginning to what makes this lettuce salad so special
Course Salad
Cuisine American
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