There are many versions of this mayo-free, veggie-packed summer-time stable, but the delicious sauce and crunchy add-ins makes my mom’s adaptation the best! Serve this in a big ole bowl and make sure to have enough for leftovers!
- 1 bag of Broccoli Coleslaw mix, chop it again if desired
- 1/3 bag Pea Pods, finely sliced
- 4 Green Onions, finely sliced
- 1 c. Celery, finely sliced
- 2 pkg. Ramen Noodles, broken (do not use seasoning packet)
- 1/2 c. Sunflower Seeds
- 1/2 c. Slivered Almonds
- Drizzle of you fav Oil to brown in skillet, (I use grape seed oil)
- 1/2 c. Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 c. Sugar, (or equivalent in your favorite sugar substitute)
- 1/4 c. White Vinegar
- 2 tsp. Soy Sauce
- In large bowl, combine the Veggies, (Slaw, Pea Pods, Onions and Celery); set aside.
- In medium skillet on low-medium heat, drizzle Oil and gently brown the Crunchies, (Ramen Noodles, Seeds and Almonds); allow to cool.
- In small saucepan over low heat, mix Dressing ingredients but not soy (Oil, Sugar and Vinegar), and bring to boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and add soy sauce; allow to cool.
- Once cooled, mix Crunchies with Veggies in large bowl.
- Prior to serving, add ½ of the dressing and mix well. Save extra sauce for leftovers or another batch.
Everyone always asks for my version of this popular recipe because there are a ton of versions out there but this is our favorite. The Dry Minced Onions are they key and I’ve measured this maximize taste while minimizing butter.
- 3/4 c. Butter
- 1 T. Dijon Mustard
- 1 t. Worcestershire Sauce
- 1 t. Brown Sugar
- 1 T. Poppy Seeds
- 2 t. Dry Minced Onions (don’t skip this!)
- One Package King’s Hawaiian Rolls (Sweet Butter, tiny size buns)
- 1/2 lb. thinly sliced nitrate-free Sweet Ham from deli, (such maple or brown sugar)
- 1/2 lb. thinly sliced Swiss Cheese
- In a small saucepan, slowly melt the butter over low heat while gently whisking in additional sauce ingredients.
- Remove from heat and begin assembling sandwiches in a half-size aluminum foil steam pan.
- Using a large bread knife, cut entire package in half lengthwise.
- Place bottom half of bread in pan.
- Top with ham, then cheese. Don’t worry about making this neat, but do add some dimensions by crumbling some of the ham.
- Cover with top bread slice.
- Cover with foil
- Bake at 350° for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool some before cutting along the rolls, then recover until ready to serve.