FoodUpgrade your salad game with the divine Napa Cabbage Slaw recipe

Upgrade your salad game with the divine Napa Cabbage Slaw recipe

What kind of sauce for a Napa cabbage salad? Try this recipe
What kind of sauce for a Napa cabbage salad? Try this recipe
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12:16 PM EDT, April 29, 2024

Do you have cabbage at home and don't know what to make? Discover the recipe for an addictive Napa cabbage salad. The magic of this salad lies in its divine dressing, reminiscent of a French vinaigrette.

Napa cabbage salad is a timeless classic that never fails to delight. It's delicious, affordable, nutritious, and boasts an incredible crunch. While there are numerous ways to prepare it, it's most commonly enjoyed in a sweet and sour version, reminiscent of those found in Chinese restaurants.

Interested in trying a Napa cabbage salad? Follow the recipe below, and it'll quickly become a go-to in your cooking repertoire. Thanks to its special, creamy dressing, you've never tasted anything quite as good.

What else can you do with Napa cabbage?

Napa cabbage is a hidden gem among vegetables, packed with valuable nutrients like Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and folic acid. With only about 13 calories in 3.5 ounces of cabbage, it's a guilt-free addition to any meal.

What dishes can you create with Napa cabbage? Its crunchiness makes it perfect for salads and slaws but also great in warm dishes. Napa cabbage shines in stir-fries, curries, soups, one-pot meals, and even in sauerkraut. Its easy digestibility also suits those dealing with indigestion or acidity.

However, the star dish made from this vegetable is undoubtedly a slaw in a sweet and sour sauce. If you're a fan of Napa cabbage, you'll want to try the recipe below. You haven't tasted any slaw quite like this one.

Napa Cabbage Slaw — Recipe


- Half a head of Napa cabbage,
- 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt,
- 1 tablespoon of honey,
- 1 tablespoon of mustard,
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice,
- 1 carrot,

- Salt and pepper for a taste.


1. Wash and dry the cabbage, then shred it into thin strips. Place it in a large bowl and gently massage it with salt.
2. Clean and dry the carrot, then cut it into thin sticks. Mix it with the cabbage.

3. Mix the honey, mustard, Greek yogurt, and lemon juice in a small bowl—season with salt and pepper to taste, mixing well.

4. Dress the cabbage with the mixture, ensuring everything is well combined.
5. Refrigerate the salad for about 20 minutes before serving.
This slaw pairs wonderfully with meat and barbecue dishes. Give it a try!
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