Recipe: Cabbage Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

Cabbage Salad with Lemon-Tahini Dressing

makes 4-6 servings

Although this cabbage salad took us out of my normal comfort zone, I was really impressed with how good it was. It’s certainly different than most salads but this will be something we’ll eat again and integrate into our China Study Diet.

Ingredients for Cabbage Salad

  • 6-7 cups purple cabbage, roughly chopped (we used 1/2 of cabbage)
  • 1/2 cup carrot, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • Red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped small
  • 4 Tablespoons toasted sunflower seeds

Salad Ingredients

Ingredients for Lemon-Tahini Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon salt & pepper

Dressing Ingredients

Bring to a boil a few cups of water in a pot.

Rinse cabbage and chop it roughly. Put chopped cabbage into a strainer and pour the boiling water over the top. Quickly rinse with cold water. This helps soften the cabbage slightly.

In a large bowl combine the cabbage, celery, carrot, and parsley.

Cabbage Salad

For dressing, combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk well. We decided to put it in a blender to ensure all ingredients were mixed thoroughly.

Dressing Mixture

Dressing Blended

Pour dressing on top of the salad as you’re serving it and enjoy! For leftovers we kept the dressing separate from the salad to ensure that it didn’t get soggy.

Cabbage Salad with Dressing

Original recipe found at Oh She Glows

About the Author

By , on Aug 1, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. I love purple cabbage, I could sit and eat it by itself with nothing else (not even dressing). Yummy stuff. 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe, Andy.

  2. Eddie says:

    Looks yummy.
    It’s funny, I thought that was my Ninja in the picture. I have the same one, and it’s awesome!!

    • Andy says:

      We’ve had great luck with the Ninja. We did a lot of research before buying it and it has definitely paid off! I will admit that ours is beginning to run out of steam though…mainly because we use it all the time.

  3. Mmm that looks delicious!

  4. Looks pretty good. Also looks like something I’d love to throw on a pulled pork sandwich!

    • Andy says:

      I’d chop up the cabbage a little more but I think it would be interesting to see how that would taste. Unfortunately the pulled pork doesn’t go well with our new China Study diet.

  5. good idea…a nice refreshing summer salad. Thanks for the info, Andy

  6. This is the perfect salad for the summer. Thanks Andy.

  7. Looks very good. I was actually thinking of making some cole slaw this weekend, since I was BBQ’ing. You gave me some motivation.

  8. That looks healthy and delicious. I LOVE cabbage!!!!!

    • Andy says:

      This was actually the first time I had eaten cabbage. It was a little different and left a bowl purple, but it was good!

  9. Very timely–I’m on a new, extreme heart-healthy diet and have been looking for ways to work more cabbage into my meals. I’m going to make this one tomorrow!

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