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Korean Style Cabbage Salad with Easy Dressing

If you’re an avid user of social media and all things Pinterest, you’ve probably come across tons of pictures of cabbage salad. Each one claiming to be better than the other. Each claiming to be authentic kimchi – a traditional Korean side dish made of fermented vegetables and a variety of Korean spices.

While this isn’t exactly traditional Kimchi, it is a Korean-inspired cabbage dish that tastes so good.

The “meat” of the salad is comprised of cabbage, green onions, and garlic. 

These three ingredients are then topped with a delicious dressing. 

It has Asian flavors that come from soy sauce and sesame seeds. 

The perfect amount of heat from the red pepper sauce. 

The acidity from the white vinegar.

Just the right amount of sugar to cut the said acidity.

Everything in this dressing serves a purpose. It is a beautiful harmony of ingredients.

Now let me tell you about some of the ways you can use this recipe.

Eat right from the bowl. I mean, that’s the obvious answer, right? It’s flavorful and makes for a great snack.

Top your burgers. HEAR ME OUT. Skip the boring lettuce next time, and add a generous pile of this cabbage salad on your burger patty. It will take your burger above and beyond.

Add in tacos. Homemade tacos can easily be elevated by adding this Korean style cabbage salad. It goes really well with chicken or beef.

Cabbage Salad Korean Style with an Easy Dressing

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • cabbage
  • green onions
  • garlic

But wait, there’s also a perfectly-curated dressing! What will I need to make it?

  • vinegar
  • salt
  • sugar
  • red pepper
  • soy sauce
  • vegetable oil
  • sesame seeds
Cabbage Salad Korean Style with an Easy Dressing

I love making cabbage recipes! Here are some more of my favorites:

This Sweet and Tangy Simple Cabbage Salad is a great make-ahead recipe!

I like to make this Simple Cabbage Whisk Salad whenever I need a detox. It’s perfect for after the holidays!


Korean Style Cabbage Salad with Easy Dressing

The Korean Style Cabbage Salad is a plate full of delicious health benefits and simple ingredients such as cabbage, green onion, and garlic.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Allergy: Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 45 minutes
Calories: 92kcal


  • garlic press
  • cabbage shredder
  • salad bowl
  • mixing spoon


  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

For the dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp salt
  • ½ Tbsp agave, honey or sugar works too
  • ½ tsp ground red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce


  • Combine cabbage, scallions, and garlic in a bowl.
    1 small head cabbage,, 3 scallions,, 3 cloves garlic,
  • Prepare the dressing sauce by mixing vinegar, salt, agave, ground red pepper, soy sauce, olive oil, and sesame seeds. Add to the salad and mix well.
    1 Tbsp vinegar, ½ Tbsp salt, ½ Tbsp agave,, ½ tsp ground red pepper, 1 Tbsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 2 tsp sesame seeds
  • Cover and let it stand in the fridge for 20 minutes, then mix again, your salad will be ready for you to enjoy! Transfer into a salad bowl and serve. Sprinkle with more sesame seeds if desired.


Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 933mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 333IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    This is a delicious, light salad! Served it was a ramen stir fry. Everyone enjoyed. I added about 1/2 cup shelled and light,y steamed edamame. SO GOOD!