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Simple Crunchy Napa Cabbage, Carrot, and Almond Salad

Step up your salad skills and impress your friends with a crunchy, nutritional cabbage, carrot and almond salad.
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Just five well-known fresh ingredients are all you need to make this napa cabbage salad.

  • A head of Napa Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Green onion
  • Slivered almonds
  • Sesame seeds

Napa cabbage is a load full of antioxidants and is known to help prevent many types of cancers. In addition, this crunchy and green vegetable is a great source of vitamin K, fiber, and vitamin C, all of which we all need more of right now.

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Steps to Making a Crunchy Napa Cabbage, Carrot, and Almond Salad

Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.

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After thinly shredding the napa cabbage, add it to a large serving bowl along with shredded carrots, sliced almonds, and green onions.

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Toss salad with tossing spoons or your hands until well coated. Taste the salad and add salt and pepper if needed.

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Toast Sesame Seeds 

To toast the sesame seeds, heat a non-oiled skillet on medium heat. Add sesame seeds and stir continuously for a few minutes until they start to brown. Remove from heat and allow seeds to cool a bit.

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Serve topped with toasted sesame seeds, chopped chives, or green onions.

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Simple Crunchy Napa Cabbage, Carrot, and Almond Salad

Step up your salad skills and impress your friends with a crunchy, nutritional cabbage, carrot and almond salad.
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Dairy Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 323kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon
  • Small pan for toasting
  • whisk

Ingredients

  • 1 small head napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium carrot, shredded
  • 1 cup almonds, slivered / sliced
  • 1 green onion, sliced (white & green parts)
  • 1-2 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • tsp tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp honey, or more if you like sweet dressing

Instructions

  • Whisk all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Thinly slice cabbage and add to a large bowl
  • Add shredded carrots, almonds, and green onions, and toss to combine.
  • Add dressing to salad and toss until well coated. Use your hands or salad tossing spoon.
  • To toast sesame seeds, heat a non-oiled skillet on medium heat. Add sesame seeds and stir continuously for a few minutes until they start to brown. Remove from heat and allow seeds to cool a bit.
  • Taste the salad and add salt if desired. Serve topped with toasted sesame seeds, chopped chives, or green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 323kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 880mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 3294IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 299mg | Iron: 2mg

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