Crunchy Fresh Cabbage Recipe with Sesame Seeds and Green Onions

Fresh Cabbage Crunch

Crunchy Fresh Cabbage Recipe with Sesame Seeds and Green Onions
Preparation time: 15 minutes | Cooking time: 0 minutes | Servings: 4


Fresh Cabbage Crunch
Fresh Cabbage Crunch

Fresh Cabbage Crunch is a delicious and crunchy salad that is perfect for a light and refreshing meal. This recipe combines the crispiness of cabbage with the nuttiness of sesame seeds and almonds, all tossed in a flavorful dressing. It's a great dish to enjoy on a hot summer day or as a side dish for a barbecue.


Fresh Cabbage Crunch is a popular salad that has been enjoyed for many years. It is a simple and easy recipe that has been passed down through generations. The combination of cabbage, sesame seeds, almonds, and a tangy dressing has always been a crowd-pleaser.



How to prepare

  1. In a bowl, combine cabbage, sesame seeds, almonds, onions, and crumbled top ramen noodles.
  2. Just before serving, add the dressing.
  3. Optionally, you can also add cooked chicken chunks.


  • Add shredded carrots or bell peppers for extra crunch and color.
  • Substitute the almonds with cashews or peanuts for a different flavor.
  • Use a different type of noodle, such as soba noodles or rice noodles.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Make sure to toast the sesame seeds and almonds for added flavor and crunch.

- You can customize this recipe by adding other vegetables like shredded carrots or bell peppers.

- For a vegetarian version, you can omit the chicken and add tofu or tempeh instead.

- The dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Serving Suggestions

Fresh Cabbage Crunch can be served as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish. It also makes a great light lunch on its own.

Cooking Techniques

Toasting the sesame seeds and almonds adds a depth of flavor to the salad. Make sure to watch them carefully as they can burn quickly.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have rice vinegar, you can use apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar as a substitute. You can also use honey or maple syrup instead of sugar in the dressing.

Make Ahead Tips

You can prepare the dressing and chop the vegetables ahead of time. Keep them separate until ready to serve to prevent the salad from getting soggy.

Presentation Ideas

Serve Fresh Cabbage Crunch in a large bowl or on individual plates. Garnish with extra sesame seeds and green onions for a pop of color.

Pairing Recommendations

This salad pairs well with grilled meats, such as chicken, steak, or shrimp. It also goes well with a glass of white wine or a light beer.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Fresh Cabbage Crunch is best served fresh, but leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The cabbage may wilt slightly, but the flavors will still be delicious.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 280 per serving


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Total Fat: 18g per serving

Saturated Fat: 2g per serving


Protein: 6g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

Vitamin C: 45% of daily value per serving

Calcium: 8% of daily value per serving

Iron: 10% of daily value per serving


Contains nuts (almonds)


Fresh Cabbage Crunch is a nutritious salad that is high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. It is a great source of antioxidants and healthy fats from the almonds and sesame seeds.


Fresh Cabbage Crunch is a simple and delicious salad that is perfect for a light and refreshing meal. With its crunchy texture and flavorful dressing, it's sure to be a hit at your next gathering. Enjoy!

How did I get this recipe?

I can still recall the sense of amazement I felt when I first saw this recipe for Fresh Cabbage Crunch. It was many years ago, when I was just a young girl eager to learn the art of cooking from my grandmother. She was a master in the kitchen, and I was always in awe of the delicious meals she would create with such ease.

One day, as I sat at the kitchen table watching her prepare dinner, she pulled out a small, tattered recipe card from her recipe box. On it was written the recipe for Fresh Cabbage Crunch. I had never heard of such a dish before, but as my grandmother began to explain the ingredients and the process of making it, I knew it was something special.

She told me that she had learned the recipe from a dear friend many years ago. This friend had traveled to a small village in Europe and had sampled this dish at a local market. She was so enamored with it that she begged the vendor for the recipe, and he graciously shared it with her.

As my grandmother began to gather the ingredients – a head of fresh cabbage, carrots, red onions, and a mix of vinegar, sugar, and spices – I could tell that this was going to be a dish unlike anything I had ever tasted before. The colors and smells that filled the kitchen were intoxicating, and I couldn't wait to see the end result.

As she chopped the cabbage into thin strips and grated the carrots, I watched in fascination as she mixed together the vinegar, sugar, and spices to create a sweet and tangy dressing. She poured it over the vegetables and tossed everything together until it was well coated.

Finally, she placed the bowl in the refrigerator to marinate for a few hours, allowing the flavors to meld together and the vegetables to soften slightly. When it was time to serve, she garnished the dish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs and a handful of toasted nuts for added crunch.

As I took my first bite of Fresh Cabbage Crunch, I was blown away by the explosion of flavors and textures in my mouth. The crispness of the cabbage and carrots paired perfectly with the sweet and tangy dressing, creating a dish that was both refreshing and satisfying.

From that moment on, Fresh Cabbage Crunch became a staple in our household. My grandmother would make it for special occasions and family gatherings, always receiving rave reviews from everyone who tried it. She even passed the recipe down to me, knowing that I would continue to share it with my own loved ones for years to come.

As I sit here now, reflecting on that day in the kitchen with my grandmother, I am filled with gratitude for the knowledge and love she passed down to me through her cooking. The recipe for Fresh Cabbage Crunch will always hold a special place in my heart, reminding me of the joy and connection that food can bring to our lives.


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