One of our favorite summer salads is the easy one that I found in a family cookbook. Nate likes it because there isn't any mayo in it, and Caroline and I like the crunchiness. It's simple to throw together and tends to be a crowd favorite.
Broccoli Coleslaw Salad
by Kris Trapp Cutler - found in the Gibbs-Cutler Cookbook
1 pkg broccoli coleslaw
2 pkgs Ramen noodles (chicken or oriental)
1/2 cup sugar (I use about 1/2 of this)
1/4 cup vinegar
3/4 cup oil (I use about a 1/2 cup)
Flavor packets from noodles
4 oz sunflower seeds
Crunch up the ramen noodles and mix with the coleslaw in a large bowl. In a separate bowl combine the sugar, vinegar, oil, and flavor packets. Pour over coleslaw mixture. Add sunflower seeds before serving.