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Asian Cabbage Salad with Crunchy Topping

Marni Katz
A super simple salad with a quick homemade dressing.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 524 kcal


For Salad

  • 16 oz bag of coleslaw mix or shredded cabbage
  • 3 oz baby spinach (chopped)

For Topping

  • 2 packages ramen noodles (uncooked, flavor packets discarded)
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

For Dressing

  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¾ cup sugar


Prep Crunchy Topping

  • Combine ramen noodles, almonds and seeds in a small bowl, toss with oil. Spread this topping mix on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 5-10 minutes until lightly browned.

Prep Salad

  • Chop the spinach and shred the cabbage if not using premade coleslaw mix.

Make Dressing

  • Add all dressing ingredients to a small jar and shake vigorously until well combined. Make sure the sugar blends well and doesn’t stick to the bottom of the jar.

Assemble Salad

  • In a bowl, toss the coleslaw and spinach together. Add the dressing and toss again to coat. Add half the crunchy topping, toss again. Top with remaining crunchy topping and serve.


You can leave out the spinach and add in any of the following vegetables as a substitution or as an addition to bulk up the salad: sliced scallions, sliced pea pods, shredded carrots or edamame.
This salad is also great with sliced grilled chicken or grilled salmon on top.
To make this salad ahead of time, prep each of the components separately and put them together right before serving.


Calories: 524kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 21gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gSodium: 850mgPotassium: 421mgFiber: 5gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 2105IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 2mg
Keyword asian salad, easy salad, vegan, vegetarian
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