Mar 8, 2011

Napa Cabbage Salad with Dijon Mustard dressing

This is one of the delicious salads I discovered thanks to the blogging marathon! I have chosen salads as the theme for the blogging marathon and when I was looking for new salad recipes, I came across many cabbage salad recipes. I adapted several recipes and this salad has been my favorite to date.

I customized the recipe using the ingredients in hand and I believe it would taste more Asian if sesame oil were used instead of the olive oil. I like the color combination of the purple and napa cabbage. The napa cabbage could easily be substituted with green cabbage. The dressing is kinda sweet due to the addition of agave nectar and it makes the strong cabbage flavor subtle.

Napa/Green Cabbage
Purple Cabbage
Cilantro - 2 tablespons chopped
Fresh ginger - 1/2 tablespoon grated
Dry-roasted peanuts - 2 spoons

For the dressing (Makes 1 serving)
Sesame oil/Olive oil - 1 tablespoons
Rice vine vinegar - 1/2 teaspoon
Agave nectar - 1/2 teaspoon (Add more if you like it sweet)
Dijon mustard - 1/2 teaspoon (I have used whole grain dijon mustard)

Whisk together all the ingredients for the salad dressing.

Chop the cabbage evenly and place in a bowl or salad plate. Add chopped cilantro and grated ginger. Drizzle the salad dressing on top and toss well until combined.

Garnish with chopped peanuts.

Check out the bloggers doing the Blogging Marathon, along with me..
30 Minutes Meals:Priya Mahadavan, Pavani,
Seven Days of Salad: lla
For Ongoing 7 Events: Priya Suresh, Suma Gandlur,Harini,
Kids Friendly: Vatsala, Jay,Kamalika
Seven Days of Rice: Veena,PriyaVaasu,Padma Rekha


  1. Looks yummy Divya. Love the dressing, I guess I can have it just by itself. Will have to try this soon.

  2. wow very colorful and healthy salad...

  3. Love all the veggies in the salad, Divya! Looks refreshing and healthy.

  4. I thought I left a comment!..anyway that salad look so colourful Divya..I am so happy you took up salad as I already said..:)

  5. Wow wat an interesting salad, peanuts in salad would have given a fabulous taste na..

  6. it looks swell, the lovely colours in it makes it very inviting !

  7. Salad sounds crunchy and healthy good one divya

  8. wonderful and colourful salad :) like it :)

  9. they looks wonderful and colorful !

  10. Very nice looking salad Divya, hope it would be tasty too.. I haven never used the dressing you have used here.. :)


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