Courtesy of the Ain family.
Crispy Noodle Crunch
Crush the soup package to break up the noodles. In a skillet heat oil and sauté noodles, almonds, sesame seeds, seasoning packet and garlic if using until golden brown; set aside.
In a small saucepan bring sugar, oil, vinegar, and soy sauce to a boil. Remove from heat and let cool.
Spread lettuce over large platter and top with mandarins, snow peas, tomatoes, pepper, and cranberries.
Drizzle enough of the dressing over salad to coat and sprinkle with the crispy noodle crunch. Toss well before serving.