Recipe: Tangy Cabbage Salad?

Cabbage, in all its varieties, is an exceptional source of nutrients, and this tangy salad is tasty, too

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Cabbage makes a healthy – and pretty – salad

Cabbage, in all its varieties (green, red, Chinese, savoy and winter cabbage), is an exceptional source of nutrients

One cup (250 mL) of steamed cabbage contains only 35 calories and yet is very high in vitamins C, K, E and A, as well as health-promoting phytochemicals. It’s also inexpensive, which means cabbage delivers excellent nutritional bang for your buck.

Cabbage can be added to meals raw in salads or cooked in soups, stews, casseroles or tasty rolls. Try adding steamed chopped cabbage to a chicken and sesame seed stir-fry.

Tangy Cabbage Salad



  • ½ small head green cabbage, coarsely grated

  • ½ small head red cabbage, coarsely grated

  • 6 green onions, sliced diagonally

  • 1 large carrot, peeled, coarsely grated

  • 1 Tbsp.  (15 mL) toasted sesame seeds


  • ¹/3 c. (80 mL) seasoned rice vinegar

  • 1½ cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) freshly grated ginger

  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) soy sauce

  • 1 tsp. (5 mL) sesame oil


  1. Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl. Refrigerate until serving.

  2. Whisk together dressing ingredients. Drizzle over salad immediately before serving. 

Per serving: 377 calories; 72 g carbohydrate; 
18 g protein; 8 g fat; 27 g fibre

Serves 8

Originally published in Wellness Matters, Canada Wide Media’s quarterly newsletter on health and wellness.