Cabbage Salad With Cilantro and Toasted Almonds

Winnie Abramson, ND

By Winnie Abramson, ND

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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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WHB3-1This is my Weekend Herb Blogging entry. Weekend Herb Blogging is managed by Haalo from Cook Almost Anything, and Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu is this week’s host!

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Recipe for Cabbage Salad With Cilantro and Toasted Almonds


  • 1 head of organic cabbage outer leaves and core removed, and shredded in a food processor or by hand
  • 3 Carrots peeled and shredded with the cabbage, or by hand
  • *1 cups organic cilantro shredded in a food processor with the cabbage, or finely chopped
  • *1 cup almonds toasted in a 325 degree oven for approximately 10 minutes, and then chopped
  • *2 tablespoons olive oil
  • *1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • *2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
  • *1-2 tablespoons lime juice
  • *1 teaspoons honey or pure maple syrup- optional
  • *1 tablespoon tamari wheat-free soy sauce
  • *Himalayan or sea salt to taste


  • Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary.

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