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Fresh Cabbage Salad with Mint

Updated: Nov 8, 2019

Cabbage, in my opinion, is deeply under-appreciated. It’s a super food really. Containing significant amounts of Vitamins C, K, A and B its not wonder this veggie is a popular health food!

I love to eat it like this, raw and  shredded very thinly with lots of fresh flavors added. While this salad goes beautifully with Mexican flavors or grilled chicken and fish, I often end up making extra and eating it for lunch with avocado added to it the next day.

The use of a food processor is recommended for this recipe. If you don’t have one, sharpen a long knife and carefully slice the cabbage as thinly as possible.


1/2 head of red cabbage

1/2 head of green (or white) cabbage

1/2 a red onion

4Tbsp olive oil

Juice of 1 lime juice of 1 lemon

1 Tbsp honey

a good handful each of chopped FRESH basil and mint, or you could do cilantro and basil or cilantro and mint... you get the idea!

1/2 tsp sea salt


Using your food processor, shred the cabbage and onion on the thinnest setting.

In a bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients until well combined.

Pour the dressing over the cabbage and onion, then give it a good toss.

That's it! Your salad is ready!


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