Cabbage salad is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. It is made with finely chopped or shredded cabbage, which can be mixed with other vegetables, and a flavorful dressing. Cabbage salad is a popular dish in many cultures and is a great option for those looking for a low-calorie and low-carb dish that is high in fiber and vitamins. The dish can be enjoyed as a side dish or as a topping for sandwiches and burgers. Cabbage salad is a very simple dish to make and it is a great way to add more vegetables to your diet. You can also customize it to your taste by adding different ingredients such as fruits, nuts, cheese, and different dressings. This dish is also known as coleslaw, kimchi, and many other names depending on the region and ingredients used.
Here’s a simple recipe for making a basic cabbage salad:
- 1 head of green cabbage, finely shredded
- 1/4 cup of chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup of chopped red onion
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons of vinegar
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a large mixing bowl, combine the shredded cabbage, chopped carrots, and chopped red onion.
In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard.
Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
This recipe is a basic recipe you can add or change ingredients to your taste. Add some diced apples, raisins, or nuts for sweetness or some diced jalapenos for some heat.
Here are a few more variations of cabbage salad recipe you can try:
This is a classic American dish made with shredded cabbage, and mayonnaise-based dressing. To make coleslaw, mix together shredded cabbage, grated carrots, and chopped onion. In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
Asian Cabbage Salad:
This salad is a great combination of sweet, sour, and spicy flavors. Mix together shredded cabbage, grated carrots, chopped red bell pepper, chopped green onions, and chopped cilantro. In a separate bowl, mix together rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
Mediterranean Cabbage Salad:
This salad is a great combination of Mediterranean flavors. Mix together shredded cabbage, diced tomatoes, diced cucumbers, chopped red onion, and chopped parsley. In a separate bowl, mix together olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, and oregano. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture and toss to combine.
This is a traditional Korean dish made with fermented cabbage. Mix together shredded Napa cabbage, grated radish, grated onion, grated ginger, grated garlic, fish sauce, soy sauce, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Pack the mixture into a jar and let it sit at room temperature for 1-2 days to ferment. Once it has fermented, place it in the refrigerator. It will keep for several weeks.
These are just a few examples of the many variations of cabbage salad you can try. Feel free to experiment with different ingredients and seasonings to find the perfect combination for your taste. Enjoy!