Asian Cabbage Salad


This salad makes a wonderful lunch, with or without meat on top.   I just love fixing this recipe in the summertime!  So easy to throw together for lunch without heating up the kitchen.  I don’t always include tahini in this dressing as it does add carbs.  It is good in it, but I’m providing numbers below without any tahini.  Despite the small amount of tahini (sesame seeds, not acceptable until OWL) each serving would get, I think you could enjoy this on Induction without doing irreparable damage to your weight loss program. When I have a little leftover cooked chicken or steak, I like to add it to the top of this salad to make it a complete meal.  But this salad is delicious without meat as well.  :).


2 T. lime juice

2 T. rice vinegar

2T. + 2 tsp. sesame oil

1 tsp. hot sesame oil

3-4 drops liquid sweetener

3 T. low-sodium soy sauce

1 tsp. minced fresh ginger

6 c. shredded Napa cabbage

1 c. chopped fresh cilantro

1 shredded carrot

½ fresh jalapeno, seeded, sliced in small julienne strips

OPTIONAL:  2 T. peanut butter added to dressing (not calculated in below).  Leftover cooked steak (or chicken as shown above).

DIRECTIONS:  Whisk first 7 ingredients together in a small bowl for the dressing.  Set aside.  Shred/slice napa cabbage and place in large bowl.  Add grated carrot, cilantro and julienned jalapeno.  Toss well and plate servings.  You can alternately so plate directly in layers on each person’s plate if you prefer (what I in the photo above).  If adding any meat, sprinkle in equal amounts on each serving.  Provide dressing in individual small cups for each person to add as they please.

NUTRITIONAL INFO: Makes 4 large servings, each containing approximately:

95 calories, 3.6 g  fat, 2.9 g  protein, 13.5 g  carbs, 5.0 g  fiber, 8.5 g  NET CARBS, 350 mg sodium

3 thoughts on “Asian Cabbage Salad

  1. Kathrine


    What an interesting blog;0)

    I want to try out this salad but am not a big fan of Napa salad. Could I use another type of cabbage – red maybe? Dose all cabbage blend well with ginger?

    Best Wishes.

    1. buttoni

      Katherine, the only other cabbage I think might work OK for this would be maybe savoy, which is very mild like napa. Be sure to cut around the tough stems and shred it real fine, if you use savoy. I don’t think regular green or purple would do so well with this as they are considerably stronger tasting raw in my opinion.

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