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Healthy Cabbage Salad with Orange-Lime Dressing

by Christina Cherrier – Updated Aug 5, 2020
Healthy Cabbage Salad with Orange-Lime Dressing
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Healthy Cabbage Salad with Orange-Lime Dressing – Crunchy, healthy, and completely addictive! This simple cabbage salad recipe with orange lime dressing is loaded up with healthy veggies and packed with vitamins. Vegan and gluten-free, this easy salad recipe is perfect for your midweek lunches or larger gatherings. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the cabbage salad

  • 4 cups mix of green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots, shredded or grated
  • red bell pepper, finely sliced
  • scallions, sliced
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped (or use basil and mint)
  • jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup roasted, crushed cashews

The dressing

  • 1 small knob fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 fat clove garlic, grated
  • ¼ cup (60ml) fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons Coconut Aminos (or soy sauce if not gluten-free)
  • 3 tablespoons honey or agave
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper ( or a dash of sriracha sauce)
  • ½ teaspoon salt

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Directions

1. To make the cabbage salad recipe: Blend the ingredients for the dressing together in a blender until smooth, or just combine in a jar and shake vigorously.

2. Place shredded veggies, bell pepper, scallions, cilantro and jalapeño into a serving bowl. Toss the cabbage salad to combine. Pour the dressing over top and toss well to combine.

3. Taste, adjust the salt and serve the cabbage salad, garnishing with roasted cashews, and more cilantro. Enjoy!

Tips for the cabbage salad recipe

This cabbage salad is light and bright, filling, and will add a burst of life to your lunch routine!

Can I use a shredded cabbage mix?

Yes of course, just make sure the veggies look fresh!

How to slice cabbage for the salad

We find the cabbage salad a little easier to chew when cabbage is sliced very finely.

  • First, remove any brown outer leaves, then cut the cabbage heads in half from top to bottom, slicing down through the stem.
  • Place the cabbage with its flat, cut-side facing the cutting board. Cut the cabbage halves into quarters. Cut out the core and discard.
  • Turn the pieces so a flat side is on the cutting board, and slice them as thinly as possible, working your way across each quarter using your knife. From there, you can keep the chopped cabbage as is or chop it even further.

What to serve with the cabbage salad

This cabbage salad recipe is a lunch by itself, but you can make it more filling by adding some grilled chicken or crumbled pieces of tofu for protein. This cabbage salad would make an excellent side dish for Blackened Salmo or shrimp.

How to make the cabbage ahead

Chop all your vegetables up to 1 day in advance, and store them in the refrigerator. You can also prepare the dressing up to 1 day in advance, and store it in a closed mason jar in your refrigerator.

How to store the cabbage salad

Place your cabbage salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. If you added the orange-lime dressing, it will save for 3 or 4 days. If you kept the dressing separated, you can count 5 or 6 days.

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