Asian Cabbage Salad

A super simple salad that packs a punch in flavor

Asian Cabbage Salad

Crisp, Crunchy & Delish!

When you need a quick and easy crowd pleasing salad, look no further! With 5 simple ingredients plus a Sweet & Tangy Vinaigrette, this Asian Cabbage Salad has it all happening.

The details: Napa Cabbage, scallions, lots of toasted almonds & sesame seeds and mandarin oranges tossed in the yummiest sweet & tangy vinaigrette. Super simple, crisp, crunchy & delish!

Perfect as a side or add a protein of your choice and make it a meal.

This recipe has been a fan favorite for years — we first tried it at a friend’s house, made sure we went home with the recipe and have been making it ever since!

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Asian Cabbage Salad
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A quick and easy crowd pleasing salad! Just 5 ingredients plus a sweet and tangy vinaigrette, it is crisp, crunchy and delicious. Great as a side dish or add a protein of your choice and make it a meal! NOTE: there is a range of quantity for the almonds and sesame seeds, feel free to adjust to taste. We love it with all the almonds and seeds.
Recipe type: Salads, Sides, Veggies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • a heaping ⅓ cup vegetable or canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari or gluten-free soy sauce
  • 1 head Napa cabbage, chopped (approximately 8-10 cups chopped)
  • 1 small bunch scallions, chopped
  • ¾ cup - 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ⅓ cup - ½ cup sesame seeds
  • 2 10 oz cans mandarin oranges, drained or 1-2 cups fresh mandarin oranges
  1. Mix sugar, oil, vinegar, and tamari in sauce pan
  2. Bring to a boil for 1 minute
  3. Set aside to cool
  1. Dry saute almonds over medium heat until golden (be careful not to burn), set aside to cool
  2. Dry saute sesame seeds over medium heat until golden (be careful not to burn), set aside to cool
  3. Just before you're ready to serve, mix the cabbage with most of the toasted almonds and sesame seeds, reserving a few for topping.
  4. Add dressing to taste * NOTE: only dress with serving. If saving some for meal prep, reserve some of the salad and the dressing for the next day.
  5. Add oranges and scallions, toss to combine
  6. Top with additional almonds and sesame seeds if desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

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