Tangy Napa Cabbage Slaw

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Category : Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian

Photo of Tangy Napa Cabbage SlawFresh local napa cabbage is incredible–crisp, juicy, beautiful and flavorful. The cabbage was so ripe and tender and the head was so full, I could hardly pick it up without crushing outer leaves under my fingers. You’ll never get a head of cabbage like that when it has to be shipped for a thousand miles.

For this recipe, I started by slicing the cabbage in half lengthwise. Then I cut one of the halves into very thin slices across the width. One half produced enough cabbage for this salad.

Napa cabbage is very high in vitamins A and C. It can be used in stir fries, soups, and salads or wrapped around filling for cabbage rolls. Use it also as a more nutritious substitute for iceberg lettuce. The pale green color and crinkly leaves make a beautiful presentation.

Note: For the sake of full disclosure, I didn’t have local apple cider vinegar to use this time, but apple cider vinegar is easy to make so I plan to make some this fall when apples are ripe.

  • Prep Time:
    15 min
  • Cook Time:
    0 min
  • Ready In:
    15 min
Servings: 4 servings
  • 4 cups napa cabbage thinly sliced (Broadleaf Farm, Everson)
  • 1/3 cup radishes, quartered and thinly sliced (Broadleaf Farm, Everson)
  • 2 stalks green garlic (white portion only), thinly sliced (Broadleaf Farm, Everson)
  • 2 tsp salt (see Exceptions)
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar (homemade)


Mix all ingredients together. Serve immediately.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve with Grilled Hamburgers with Salsa and Roasted Potato Wedges.

Food Sources:

Terra Organica, Flora and Cornwall, Bellingham

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Comments (2)

Hi Nancy! I’m one of the crew growing food at Broadleaf Farm, and I just heard about your blog-exciting! Looking forward to trying your recipes.
By the way, asparagus can be oven roasted also, giving similar results, and needing less attention-just a stir partway through, and broiling at the end for those tasty charred bits.
For those unable/unwilling/too busy to make homemade cider vinegar, Bellewood Acres now makes apple cider vinegar! It’s available at both Community Food Co-ops. Check Bellewood’s website to see where else you can purchase it.

Hi, Rio! Nice to hear from you! I wondered what you’ve been doing. I love the Broadleaf Farm produce (especially the napa cabbage right now). Good to know you’re involved! Thanks for the tip on Bellewood’s apple cider vinegar, too! In this apple country, it was hard to believe someone wasn’t taking the opportunity of making it commercially. Glad to hear they’ve filled that empty niche!