Nothing is more refreshing and zesty than a freshly prepared Chinese cabbage salad. Toss up a healthy, tempting, and delicious Chinese cabbage salad with these easy recipes.

Chinese Cabbage Salad

Looking for a delicious salad that exudes a variety of tastes and textures? Then a simple yet enticing Chinese cabbage salad is what your taste buds are searching for. Healthy and nutritious, this utterly appetizing salad is rich in fiber and vitamins A, C, and E. And for those who are on a diet or are calorie-conscious, this sumptuous salad made in an authentic style, will surely be savored and relished by you. Whether it’s a summer holiday picnic, a potluck get-together, or a cozy romantic meal, Chinese cabbage salad makes a perfect accompaniment to any meal. Serve this tangy and hot yet sweet salad as an appetizer or a starter. Or set it as a side dish with your favorite Chinese food. The soft, crispy, pungent, and strong flavor will compel you to reach out for a second serving. Here are some last-minute recipes for making Chinese cabbage salad. Take a look!
Easy Chinese Cabbage Salad Recipes
Basic Chinese Cabbage Salad
  • 200 g Cabbage (shredded)
  • 50 g Sweet Corn
  • 2 tsp Soy Sauce
  • 2 tsp Chili Sauce
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Olive Oil
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add cabbage, sweet corn, salt, soy sauce, and chilli sauce. Stir and sauté for few seconds, ensuring not to overcook the mixture.
  • Remove from heat and bring it down to room temperature.
  • Transfer to a serving platter and serve.
Sweet And Spicy Chinese Cabbage Salad
  • 4 cups chopped or shredded fresh Cabbage
  • 1 cup finely chopped Carrots
  • ½ cup diced Red Pepper
  • ½ cup diced Spring Onions (white and light green parts only)
  • 1/3 cup Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp freshly-squeezed Lime Juice
  • 2 tbsp granulated White Sugar
  • 1-3 tsp sweet Red Thai Chili Sauce (more or less, depending on your taste)
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground Black Pepper
  • Take a large mixing bowl and combine together cabbage, carrots, red pepper, and spring onions. Toss until well blended.
  • Beat the remaining ingredients in another bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the mixed vegetables and toss again to integrate evenly.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Fruity Chinese Cabbage Salad
  • 1 medium Chinese Cabbage (chopped)
  • 1 can Pineapple Tidbits (drained)
  • 1 can Mandarin Oranges (drained)
  • 1 can Water Chestnuts (drained and sliced)
  • ¼ cup sliced Green Onions
  • ½ cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Yogurt
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ¼ tsp ground Ginger
  • Toss cabbage, pineapple, oranges, chestnuts, and green onions in a large mixing bowl.
  • Prepare the dressing by whisking the remaining ingredients.
  • Just before you serve the salad, pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss gently to coat evenly.
  • Transfer in a large bowl and serve.
Thai Chinese Cabbage Salad
  • 1 (about 3 pounds) Napa or other Chinese Cabbage
  • 1 tbsp Coarse Salt (preferably Sea Salt)
  • 1 large Garlic Clove (minced)
  • 1 Shallot (minced)
  • 2 small Thai Chilies or 2 Jalapeño Chilies
  • 1 (2-inch) Lemongrass (minced, optional)
  • 2 tbsp Thai Fish Sauce
  • 2 tbsp fresh Lime Juice
  • Remove any excess tough or wilted leaves from the cabbage. Thereafter, cut it lengthwise into quarters. Cut and discard the stem sections from the chopped cabbage pieces.
  • Chop each quarter into ¼-inch shreds, crosswise. Place them in a glass or stainless steel mixing bowl
  • Sprinkle salt over cabbage. Rub generously till the salt melts completely, for about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the cabbage into a colander and leave it for draining, for about one hour.
  • Rinse off the cabbage under cold water and squeeze out the extra water.
  • Add rest of the ingredients over the cabbage and toss to blend well.
  • Refrigerate until slightly chilled.
  • Serve thereafter.
A little crunchy, a little soft, a little light, a little sparkling! That’s how you get your wonderful bowl of Chinese cabbage salad - lightly dressed with the right flavors.

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