Yum. Everyone loves this recipe! I put the Ramen noodles in a gallon size zip lock bag and crush then with a rolling pin. Then I add the almonds and sunflower seeds and pour the flavored butter over the mixture & mix in the bag before baking. Just empty the bag onto a cookie sheet. When I go to a party with this, I have the salad, the dressing, and the topping all seperate, and mix right before serving. The dressing and topping can be made the day before. Enjoy!
Chop the 3 salad ingredients into medium sized pieces.
Mix salad dressing ingredients in a small pot & heat to a boil. Take off heat as soon as it boils. Let cool.
Melt butter (about 30-40 seconds in microwave) then add flavoring packets to the melted butter. pour over crushed Ramen noodles, sunflower seeds & almonds & mix well. Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350 degrees until golden brown. Stir half way through baking.
Pour cooled dressing over salad and top with topping. Stir all ingredients. Let stand 5-10 minutes, then serve.