Crunchy Cabbage Salad is filled with a variety of flavors; cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, radishes, sunflower seeds, and almonds all mixed into a vinegar and mayo dressing.
This salad is definitely a keeper. It’s a party pleaser for sure. The inspiration came from this salad recipe I have posted combined with coleslaw. It’s kind of like the two salads combined. The cabbage along with red cabbage and carrots are so colorful but my favorite will have to be the added crunchiness from the sunflower seeds and almond slices. Oh so good. It’s an unexpected kind of delicious.
This is a great salad to prepare for a party you are having yet you want to get of the prep work out of the way the day before. Prepare everything the night before and keep it covered and stored in a refrigerator. Then, before serving the salad add the dressing. Since the main ingredients and cabbage, it’s not a salad that becomes soggy quickly like lettuce would. So crunchy and crisp.
A mandoline slicer is best to use for cutting the cabbage as all the cabbage pieces will be the same size and it’s so a lot faster (and you work cut your finger trying to cut thin slices, ya know, just looking out for you). This is the slicer I have but am really looking at upgrading to THIS one. It looks amazing as you can adjust the size of the slices, that’s pretty neat. Any of you have it? Is it worth the extra money? I use a julienne slicer for the carrots. They look so pretty when sliced with it.
Note: I like this salad with just a dash of salt. I like that it has a sweeter side to it. My dad, however, would refuse to eat a “sweet” salad so if I share this with them, I add less sugar to his. So it’s up to you how much sugar/salt you add to it. Though I am biased and think it’s perfect as I have it, love you dad!
P.S. My hubby LOVES it when I add craisins in his salad, I am not a fan, so this is an added optional ingredient you can try.
4 cups white cabbage, finely sliced
2 cups red cabbage, finely sliced
1 carrot, julienned
4-6 radishes, julienned
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup craisins, optional
¾ cup mayo
1 1/2 tsp vinegar
1 1/4 tsp sugar
Salt and pepper, to taste (See note)
Finely shred both cabbages. 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 about 2/3 of dressing. Add more dressing if needed. You don’t want it too wet.
The end. How easy was that? ENJOY!.
An amazing crunchy salad recipe with cabbage and red cabbage, carrots, almond and sunflower seeds with a delicious homemade salad dressing.
- 4 cups white 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)
- ¾ cup mayo
- 1 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 1/4 tsp sugar
- Salt and pepper, to taste (see note)
- Finely shred both cabbages. 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 about 2/3 of dressing. Add more dressing if needed. You don’t want it too wet.
- The end. How easy was that? ENJOY!.