This fresh and flavorful Asian cabbage salad is a nice variation on coleslaw.

asian cabbage slaw

If you have a food processor, it is very easy to make up a big batch of this cabbage salad with cilantro and toasted almonds. It’s perfect as a summer side dish and it keeps very well, so it makes a nice healthy snack recipe. It’s also a great dish to serve at a barbeque or bring to a potluck.

Any kind of cabbage works in this salad; I used 1 whole head of green Savoy cabbage, but you could also use standard green or red cabbage, or Napa cabbage.

growing cilantro

Cilantro is one of my favorite herbs, and because I use it so much, I like growing cilantro in my garden. If you’d like to do the same, keep in mind that cilantro doesn’t like it when it’s very warm out (it bolts/goes to seed from the heat).

One way to deal with this is to grow it in a location that stays cooler/gets some shade; I put my seeds in near my tomato plants, so by the time it is summer and it’s hot and sunny, the tomatoes shade the cilantro and it does just fine.

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    Ricki — July 17, 2009 @ 5:16 pm

    I’m on a cilantro kick at the moment, so can’t wait to try this! And thanks for the growing tips–my own cilantro hasn’t been doing as well as yours.

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    Rac Rich — January 21, 2013 @ 8:15 pm

    SO GREAT! I had a salad similar to this a the whole food buffet style food. After looking around a lot, this one matched the flavors best. WINNER! On a sugar/Grain free diet this was perfect! Add cooked chicken and it’s a meal. My kids (13, 11,7,5, ) love it. other moms love it.
    I’m busy so I used a 1 pound bag of cabbage/carrots in a coleslaw kit. Worked great! And pretoasted sliced almonds from trader joes.

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    Courtney Fisher — July 8, 2013 @ 4:33 pm

    Oh….my….this recipe is absolutely yummy!! I simply went with what I had on hand and added a touch of garlic. Amazing!!

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