I love salads, but sometimes I want one that isn’t lettuce-based. This Simple Shredded Cabbage Salad is one of my go-tos on such occasions. It is both healthy and refreshing. It comes together in a flash especially if you use a food processor to prep the veggies. You could even serve it as an alternative to traditional coleslaw. It goes great with burgers (I have a few veggie burger recipes on the blog including a mushroom chickpea version, a black bean variety and a quinoa based one). No matter how you serve it, I hope you love it.
Food processor magic
Sure you can shred and dice the veggies by hand, but if you have a food processor, this is a great recipe to bust it out for! I use the 1 mm slicing disc to shred the cabbage. Then I use the blade to chop the garlic, onion and cilantro. It honestly takes less than a minute!
This Simple Shredded Cabbage Coleslaw Salad is one of my summer staples. If you’re looking for some more salad inspiration, this Broccoli Cabbage Caesar is the most popular one on the blog. This Corn Salad is also a crowd favorite. Some other ideas include Asparagus Tomato Salad, Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad and this Orange, Cucumber Avocado Salad. I also love me a Crunchy Salad with Creamy Dressing and a Tomato Avocado with Lime Yogurt Dressing. And if you’re on board with making your own salad dressing, here’s a recipe for a Whole Grain Mustard Dressing. As always, let me know how your Simple Shredded Cabbage Coleslaw Salad comes out by leaving a comment below. Enjoy! Buen provecho!
Simple Shredded Cabbage Coleslaw Salad
- ½ head red or green cabbage, thinly sliced (I use a 1mm disc; see note below)
- ½ diced red onion, diced (can sub white onion or shallot)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- handful of cilantro, chopped
- juice of 3-4 limes
- ½ tsp chili powder
- ¼ tsp sugar
- dash cayenne pepper (optional)
- salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well, serve and enjoy.