You would think Ramen Noodles would be the star of this side dish salad, but the shredded Napa Cabbage and homemade asian dressing really steal the show.
Simple cabbage (often used in slaw) is the perfect potluck dish bursting with lots of chinese-influenced flavors.
Why you will love making this Cabbage Salad.
Crisp and crunchy texture – Using premade coleslaw bags or slicing cabbage on your own, this easy asian salad is vibrant, nutty, and can be made in just about 15 minutes.
Variations work – As with all salads, you can easily make various changes to remove or add ingredients that suit your tastebuds and needs.
- vegetables – freshly shredded napa cabbage and sliced green onions.
- package ramen noodles, crushed (discard seasoning packet)
- everything bagel seasoning, plus additional for serving
- Asian dressing – vegetable oil, granulated white sugar, apple cider vinegar, and soy sauce.
How to make Asian Cabbage Salad
- Mix shredded green cabbage and onions and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Melt butter in a saucepan and add almonds, ramen noodles and seasoning. Mix until coated well.
- Remove from heat and spread into prepared pan as evenly as possible. Bake for 5 minutes and gently stir. Return to oven for 2 minutes or until mixture is browned.
- Remove from oven and let stand to cool completely.
- In a small saucepan, heat oil, sugar, vinegar and soy sauce over medium high heat, whisking well. Bring the dressing to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and let stand for 15 minutes to cool.
- To assemble the salad before serving, combine cabbage mixture, crunchy ramen noodles, almond nuts, and dressing and mix well.
- Top with additional everything bagel seasoning and serve Asian cabbage salad immediately.
Helpful Recipe Tips
Use a food processor to shred the raw cabbage.
Add pre-shredded carrots to this dish for more crunch and color.
This dish is full of asian flavors, but adding extra seasoning is always welcome. Be careful not to add more than a pinch of salt, as the soy sauce in the salad dressing already has a pretty good salt content.
This delicious slaw can be used to top a burger.
Can’t find sesame seeds?
Usually, we would use sesame seeds, which were NOWHERE, so we considered separating everything but the bagel seasoning, but that seemed crazy, so we just went with the seasoning, and I LOVED IT!
Serve Chinese Cabbage Salad with
As a side for fish like our favorite air fried salmon recipe or a filler to a fish taco.
With Oven baked chicken breasts or as a side to crispy sesame chicken.
Served on top of this easy fried rice recipe.
Can Napa Cabbage Salad be made ahead of time?
Like many salads with crunch, this recipe should be made and served immediately. Over time and with exposure to the fridge, this salad will soften, and you will lose the crunch that is so enjoyable.
How to store leftovers.
Unfortunately, once the dressing is added to the ramen noodles, time is limited before you lose the crunch. We recommend keeping the dressing and ingredients separate until ready to serve.
Leftovers can be stored and eaten within a day or two but won’t have the same fresh taste as the first hour.
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Slow cooked cabbage and sausage is an easy filling crockpot dish.