How to Make Cabbage Salad Recipes

Learn how to make cabbage salad recipes; there are many versions both hot and cold or with many other vegetables included besides the cabbage. Head cabbages are available in red, greed and the Savoy varieties or what we call Brussels sprouts, miniature heads. Broccoli and cauliflower are also included in the cabbage family and make good salads as well.

Most of the cabbage family are available year round. When learning how to make cabbage salad recipes look for round heads with tightly curled leaves. Although not in the fresh state, another form of cabbage is fermented sauerkraut. Sauerkraut is used in many deliciously flavored salad recipes.

Cabbage has always been an important vegetable for my family; even my German ancestors. Although the Danish are credited with learning how to make cabbage recipes originally, we have always had them in many forms. Centuries ago, in Germany as well as other European countries, cabbage was thought to be the poor man’s food or “food of the peasants”. Cabbage is high in Vitamin C and other nutrients; also very low in calories.

It is the other ingredients which we might add to cabbage salad recipes that will add calories. These salads can be very healthy if using good oils and vinegars with spices to season; avoiding the heavy fats. If you are not watching your calories, ingredients like mayonnaise, sour cream and cheeses do make some very good salads.  The most important tip I can offer when making cabbage salads is to shred the cabbage fine. Because of the coarseness of the cabbage, the flavor penetrates better if the cabbages are cut very thin.


  • 1 Large head shredded cabbage
  • 1 Stalk chopped celery
  • 1 Large shredded carrot
  • 1 Medium thinly sliced onion
  • 1 Cup vinegar
  • 1 Cup salad oil
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper

Arrange layers of cabbage, celery, carrot and onion slices in a large bowl. Sprinkle top with the cup of sugar. Heat to a boil the vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Pour hot mixture over the vegetables. Cover and let stand for at least 5 hours. Toss before serving.


How to Make Cabbage Salad RecipeHow to Make Cabbage Salad Recipe or Sauerkraut Salad

I love a good sauerkraut salad recipe! It comes from cabbage so I consider it a salad of cabbage. Anyway, try this one. it has so much flavor!

  • 1 Large can sauerkraut, rinse and drain
  • 1 Cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 Cup chopped celery
  • 1 Cup chopped onions
  • 1 Cup chopped carrots
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • ½ Cup white vinegar
  • ¼ Cup salad oil

Combine well drained kraut, green peppers, celery, onions and carrots.

Combine the sugar, vinegar and oil; whish until well blended.

Pour over the vegetable mixture and toss to coat.

Refrigerate for several hours for flavor to blend.


  • 1 Large head shredded cabbage
  • ½ Cup chopped celery
  • 1 Large thinly sliced onion
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup vinegar
  • 1 ½ Teaspoons salt
  • 1 Teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 Cup salad oil

Layer, cabbage, celery and onions in a large bowl; Cover with sugar.

Blend together in saucepan the vinegar, salt and mustard; heat to a boil.

Add salad oil and bring to boiling point again; pour over cabbage mixture.

Cover and let stand about 4 hours; toss to blend.



  • 1 Package uncooked Ramen Noodles
  • 1 Cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 Cup sliced almonds
  • 6 to 8 Green onions chopped with tops
  • 1 Medium head shredded cabbage or 16 ounce package


  • ¾ Cup oil
  • ½ Cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • Flavoring package from Ramen Noodles

Combine all salad ingredients; mix well.
Combine all dressing ingredients and mix well.
Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat; serve immediately.
Serves 10 to 12.


Cabbage recipes sometimes go by the name “coleslaw”. This comes from the Dutch term “koolsalade” meaning cabbage salad.

  • 3 ½ Cups red seedless grapes
  • 3 ½ Cups finely shredded cabbage
  • ½ Cup orange juice concentrate thawed
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon prepared mustard
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Beaten egg
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ Cup sour cream

Combine and toss cabbage and grapes together; cover and chill.
Combine orange juice and water in a small saucepan; blend in cornstarch, mustard and salt.
Cook mixture while stirring over medium heat until mixture boils.
Stir small amount of hot mixture quickly into beaten egg; return egg mixture to pan.
Add hot pepper sauce to pan.
Cook over medium heat stirring until dressing thickens; remove from heat and blend in lemon juice.
Allow to cool, cover and refrigerate until serving time.
Before serving blend sour cream into dressing; toss lightly with cabbage grape mixture.
Serves 8.