Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad (VIDEO)

Crispy and Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad Recipe. This salad is like a loaded coleslaw recipe. Green cabbage combined with red cabbage, crispy almonds slices, sunflower seeds with a sweet and tangy homemade dressing.

Red cabbage salad in a bowl unmixed.

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This salad is definitely a keeper and a crowd pleaser at parties. Green cabbage along with red cabbage and carrots are so colorful and so good with radishes. My favorite part of the salad will have to be the added crunchiness from the sunflower seeds and almond slices. Makes the cabbage salad so unique and delicious.

Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad in a bowl with all the ingredients mixed together with a wooden spoon.

How to Make Red Cabbage Salad Recipe-

  • Finely shred the green and red cabbage.
  • Julienne carrot and radishes.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, add all of the ingredients for the dressing and whisk well.
  • Pour dressing over ingredients and combine.
  • ENJOY!

Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad recipe mixed with the mayo dressing in a bowl topped with fresh greens.

How to finely shred vegetables for salad-

  • A mandoline slicer is best to use for cutting the cabbage. The cabbage pieces will be the same size and it’s much quicker to cut.
  • I use a julienne slicer for the carrots. They look so pretty when sliced and all of the pieces are the same in size.

Can I prepare Red Cabbage Salad in advance?

This is a great salad to prepare in advance. Prepare everything the night before and keep it covered and refrigerated. Then, before serving, add the dressing and self. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Easy Red Cabbage Salad in a bowl with ingredients cut up but not mixed.

I hope you enjoyed this Crispy and Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad Recipe. Leave us feedback in the comments below if you prepare the salad, we’d love to hear from you. 🙂

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5 from 2 votes

Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad

An amazing crunchy salad recipe with cabbage and red cabbage, carrots, almond and sunflower seeds with a delicious homemade salad dressing. 
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red cabbage salad
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 457kcal


  • 4 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 2 cups red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 4-6 radishes, julienned
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup craisins (optional)
  • 1-2 Tbsp green onion, finely chopped (optional)



  • Finely shred both green and red cabbages. Julienne carrot and radishes. Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, combine ingredients for dressing. Pour about 2/3 of dressing. Add more dressing if needed. You don’t want it too wet.
  • ENJOY!.
Nutrition Facts
Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 457 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Fat 41g63%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 405mg12%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 3155IU63%
Vitamin C 53mg64%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Show 24 Comments
  • Beth Ann 08/05/2019, 8:48 am Link Reply

    I see there is 4 servings and calories is 479. Is this in the ENTIRE recipe or 479 in each serving?

  • Marina 08/10/2018, 10:26 pm Link Reply

    I see on the picture green onion. Do you add onion to the salad?

    • Valentina's Corner 08/13/2018, 4:49 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much for catching that, Marina! The recipe is updated. 🙂

  • Mingy Rosenfeld 07/03/2018, 12:08 pm Link Reply

    This recipe brings cabbage/slaw recipes to a whole ‘nother level. I served this to 20 teens and it was a hit. I loved it as well. Thanks!

    • admin 07/03/2018, 7:42 pm Link Reply

      I totally agree, Mingy! And, it’s so so easy and delicious.

  • Lauren Taylor 03/16/2018, 8:34 pm Link Reply

    THis is so colorful and pretty!

    • admin 03/16/2018, 11:48 pm Link Reply

      Thank you so much, Lauren:) It sure is.

  • Carolyn 03/16/2018, 6:21 pm Link Reply

    This sounds amazing!

    • admin 03/16/2018, 11:49 pm Link Reply

      Thank you, Carolyn. I hope it tastes just as amazing to you! 🙂

  • Carolyn Ingram 10/27/2017, 7:28 pm Link Reply

    This looks incredible!

    • admin 10/30/2017, 11:53 am Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Carolyn.. 🙂

  • Art from my Table 10/27/2017, 9:26 am Link Reply

    Love all of the colors (and crunch!) in this salad!

    • admin 10/27/2017, 1:18 pm Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Art. Agree, colors are beautiful. <3

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) 10/23/2017, 6:46 pm Link Reply

    This salad looks great!!

    • admin 10/23/2017, 11:37 pm Link Reply

      Hi Jocely,
      Thanks bunches :)..

  • Margarita 09/01/2017, 9:59 pm Link Reply

    Thank you for a wonderful recipe. My husband loves cabbage salads and this one is truly a hit with everyone! Thank you for sharing!

    • admin 09/04/2017, 11:07 am Link Reply

      Thanks for the feedback, Margarita. I am so happy to hear that you gave this a try and it was a hit, makes me so happy. 🙂

    • Margarita 02/20/2018, 11:47 pm Link Reply

      You are welcome. My family loves this recipe too. I’m so glad your family and my enjoy the same great recipes! God bless your family and home.

  • Ana 08/19/2017, 3:22 pm Link Reply

    Just letting you know that one the printing paper you missed writing the “red and purple cabbage”

    • admin 08/22/2017, 1:43 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for catching that Ana:). You’re awesome. I updated the recipe. Enjoy..

  • Tatyana Kirilovich 04/07/2017, 1:42 pm Link Reply

    Can you provide a link to the mandolin slicer you used for this salad?

    • admin 04/08/2017, 12:09 pm Link Reply

      Tatyana, thanks for catching that. My link for the slicer was not working. You may now click on the mandoline slicer and it will take you to the link we use. Thank you so much. 🙂

  • Elvira 03/31/2017, 1:04 pm Link Reply

    This recipe is totally something we’d love. Thank you for sharing. Love that your dad would eat a sweet salad, lol. Sounds just like my dad. ☺

    • admin 08/31/2017, 10:12 am Link Reply

      Hope you enjoy the recipe, Elvira:).. Thank you for visiting.

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