We’ve had this cabbage salad recipe on repeat lately! It’s so good and easily customisable to your taste!
If you are looking for a main dish to pair this cabbage salad recipe with, I highly recommend my Summer Party Mojito Grilled Chicken Thighs.
I know, I know I’be been on a salad kick lately but it’s summer and who wants to spend more time cooking in a hot kitchen than necessary. Plus salads are great when you have a variety of recipes to pull from!
As great as salads are I get bored of them easily, so I feel like I need to work extra hard to make sure that never happens.
My preferred spot for summer dinners are outside, so having an easy side that doesn’t go cold (because it’s already is!) is pretty important to me!
So let’s talk about this cabbage salad recipe and why I love it so much!
If I am honest with you, I turned to cabbage because I needed a break from lettuce. And if I am completely honest with you, there was not a shred of lettuce found in my fridge.
So all ingredients found in my cabbage salad recipe is what I did have in my fridge. Happy coincidence indeed.
Why you should put cabbage in your salad
If I had to list all the best things in the order of importance, I would have to start with crunch! So many crispy, crunchy ingredients here and the cabbage is the main one. Your chomping with be heard by your neighbours!
Just kidding, it’s not that loud but it is all the way fabulous.
The close second is taste. This cabbage salad recipe is fresh, zesty, light, summery! Yes, it actually tastes like a crisp summer morning.
Just make sure to use the best of summer ingredients to maximise on the flavour. I love using small kirby cucumbers in my salads or thin English cucumbers.
I also recently discovered the crazy variety radishes comes in and I’ve been buying them all! I love the long red and white ones. They look so cool but if you want bolder, spicier taste, go for the traditional round ones.
And whatever you do, don’t forget purple radishes. They just look SO pretty.
The third great thing about it is longevity. Perhaps it’s an odd one when comes to food but hear me out.
Imagine, making this cabbage salad recipe in advance for a picnic, a BBQ, a family gathering or a dinner later that day. What this cabbage salad recipe does is LASTS. What it doesn’t do is WILT.
Cabbage salads can stay fresh and remain crunchy up to 3-5 days in your fridge! Hello batch cooking!
Cabbage Salad Dressing
The dressing I prefer to use for my cabbage salad is mayonnaise based. I always add a touch of dijon mustard, lemon juice or white wine vinegar to balance out the richness and add some zing to it!
Lastly this cabbage salad recipe is Keto friendly. With only 5 grams of carbs per portion you can enjoy your veggies to the max and a smaller dress size while you are at it!
If you make my delicious cabbage salad recipe, make sure to tag @vikalinka in your Instagram posts, so I can see your photos and share them!
More cabbage salad recipes:
- Red Cabbage Slaw
- Asian Noodle and Cabbage Salad in Peanut Dressing
- Rainbow Slaw with Lemon Garlic Tahini Dressing
- 4 cups cabbage sliced
- 1 cup cucumbers sliced
- 1 cup radishes sliced
- 2 cups arugula
- 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
- 2 tbsp chives
- 1 tsp black sesame seeds
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 chicken breasts optional
For the dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/2 lemon juice only
- Slice cabbage, cucumbers and radishes thinly. Use mandolin if available.
- In a large bowl combine sliced cabbage, cucumbers, radishes, arugula, chopped cilantro, chives and coked chicken if using.
- In a small bowl mix all dressing ingredients together until smooth.
- Pour the dressing over the cabbage salad ingredients and mix gently, add salt to taste. Sprinkle with black sesame seeds and serve.