Our Asian Cabbage Salad brings together the crispness of shredded cabbage and the delightful crunch of almonds, all drizzled in a sweet and tangy Japanese-style vinaigrette dressing! If you’re looking for a quick and healthy cabbage salad bursting with essential vitamins and minerals, this recipe is your go-to choice. It’s a refreshing twist with a sweet and savory flavor profile, perfect as a side dish or a light meal!
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Why I Love This Recipe
What sets this Asian Cabbage Salad is its simplicity and vibrant flavors! This Asian-inspired dish is all about fresh, shredded cabbage combined with sliced almonds, creating a satisfying crunch. The sweet and tangy Japanese-style vinaigrette dressing elevates the dish, making it a perfect side or light meal option. It’s not just a salad, it’s a delightful blend of textures and tastes, suitable for anyone seeking a quick and healthy bite!
It’s a delightful twist from our Japanese Cabbage Salad, with a more sweet and savory flavor profile. Whether you serve it as a side dish or enjoy it as a light meal, this Asian Cabbage Salad is sure to impress. So, let’s dive in and savor the simplicity and sensational flavors of this salad!
- Cabbage – green or red cabbage.
- Almonds – unsalted sliced Dry Roasted Almonds.
- Green Onion – finely chopped green onion scallions.
- Neutral Oil – no taste or flavor with high cooking temperature. Some choices are sunflower oil, peanut oil, sallower oil, vegetable oil, and canola oil.
- Rice Vinegar – Rice Vinegar distilled from rice used in Asian cuisine. Can sub with distilled white vinegar.
- Sweetener – use your preferred sweetener.
- Soy Sauce – low-sodium Soy Sauce preferred. Can also use tamari for gluten-free.
- Black Pepper – ground.
- Salt – sea salt preferred.
Feel free to add additions like Carrots, Chicken or Soy Sauce Flavored Noodles to create a satisfying and personalized dish.
Essential Kitchen Equipment
Step 1 Shred cabbage using a mandolin cutter or use pre-shredded cabbage.
Step 2 Top the cabbage with sliced almonds, green onions, and any other desired toppings, then refrigerate until ready to serve.
Step 3 Whisk together cooking oil, rice vinegar, sweetener, soy sauce, salt, and black pepper to create the dressing.
Step 4 When you’re ready to serve, pour the dressing over the salad, toss well, and serve.
You can enhance your meal by serving it with stir-fry dishes like Chicken Sesame Oil Stir Fry or Garlic Chicken Stir Fry, as they complement the salad’s flavors perfectly. Alternatively, consider pairing it with our Garlic Butter Vegetable Fried Rice or Spam Fried Rice, both delicious fried rice dishes that add a satisfying element to your meal. To complete your dining experience, add a serving of Japanese Chicken Soup, known for its delicate flavor, which pairs exceptionally well with the salad’s sweet savory dressing.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the salad stay fresh after dressing it?
It will retain its texture for about 10-15 minutes.
Can I substitute almonds with other nuts or seeds?
Yes, you can. Nuts are more for texture rather than the taste.
Can I make the dressing in advance and store it separately?
Yes, you can. The dressing will hold in the fridge for 7-10 days.
Store the cabbage and dressing separately in airtight containers. The cabbage will stay crisp for 2-3 days in the fridge, while the dressing can last between 7-10 days.
Other Asian Salad Recipes You Might Like
- Japanese Cucumber Salad Sunomono
- Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing
- Chinese Chicken Salad
- Hiyashi Wakame Seaweed Salad
Watch How To Make It
Asian Cabbage Salad
- Gather all the ingredients.
- Shred cabbage with a shredder. Transfer to mixing bowl.
- Chop green onions and add on top of cabbage along with sliced almonds.
- Add rice vinegar, vegetable oil, sweetener, soy sauce, salt and black pepper into mixing bottle or a mixing bowl. Shake/mix well and set aside.
- Once ready to serve, mix dressing well, pour and toss with cabbage salad. Transfer to individual serving bowls. Note - cabbage will lose it's crunchiness once tossed in dressing.