Salads | October 23, 2015

Oriental Cabbage Salad

Oriental Cabbage Salad. This easy and delicious salad is packed with flavor from almonds, noodles and the simplest four ingredient dressing. This salad is the perfect side dish to many dishes especially barbecues!
An overhead shot of an Oriental Cabbage Salad in a square white bowl with cutlery at the side

Oriental Cabbage salad is a favorite around our house. I personally love the crunch of the cabbage and the sweet tangy dressing. This is one of my classic go-to salads for barbecues or parties- it is such a crowd pleaser. I always get asked for the recipe, so here it is! I feel like this salad has been around the block a few times, most of my friends have had it and have a variation of the salad they love. Some add chicken (which I love), some add in more veggies like shredded carrots. There are a million ways to make this salad your own.

Homemade Oriental Cabbage Salad in a bowl sitting on a light blue surface

Call me crazy, but I love this salad the next day. When the cabbage and noodles have a some time to soak up the tangy dressing…oh it’s good! Cabbage is different then lettuce in that it doesn’t wilt as easily and has a sturdy leaf. It doesn’t get soggy after sitting in a dressing. If you are one of those mason salad jar addicts, then this is a good one for you! Scale the proportions down and you have a great ready-to-go salad!

Tips For Making This Cabbage Salad;

  • If you don’t have almonds try using walnuts, hazelnuts or pinenuts
  • This is a great salad for using up leftover veg, try shredded carrots, zucchini or cauliflower
  • Try adding shredded meat such as chicken or beef
  • You can add fresh herbs or dried spices to adapt the flavor to your liking

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A close up of a cabbage salad in a white bowl
Oriental Cabbage Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

Easy and Delicious Oriental Cabbage Salad

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: cabbage sides, salad with cabbage
Servings: 8
Calories: 296 kcal
Author: Aubrey
  • 1/4 C butter
  • 2 packages beef Ramen Noodles
  • 1 C chopped green onions
  • 1/2 C sliced or slivered almonds
  • 1 small head of cabbage
  • 1/2 C Sesame Seed oil or olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/3 C rice vinegar
  1. Crush ramen noodles and brown in butter with the almonds and green onions. Add in the beef seasoning packages at the end and stir to combine.
  2. Thinly shredded your cabbage. (A short cut is to by a bag of shredded cabbage)
  3. Toss salad dressing, cabbage and noodle mixture together. Serve!
Nutrition Facts
Oriental Cabbage Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 296 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 205mg 9%
Potassium 276mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 16g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 53.2%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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