Salad #18: Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad with Mayo Dressing

Salad #18: Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad with Mayo Dressing

This salad is quick to fix and enjoy as an accompaniment to your evening meal, or take it to the office for a nice satisfying lunch. We found that Napa (or Chinese) Cabbage is a nice change from the usual lettuce greens. It’s refreshing and not as heavy as our more traditional red or green cabbages.

Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad

Here in this Fox Kitchen, we think the creamy mayonnaise dressing is the perfect complement to the light and mild salad ingredients. Although, we did enjoy it with an extra touch of fresh ground pepper. Sort of a sweet and peppery mix.

Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad

I’ve included pictures and instructions for presenting the salad in two different ways. The first option is to assemble the salad on each plate (with apple slices lining the outer edge) and the second option is to chop the apples and toss them in with the other salad ingredients. The first option is nice for smaller gatherings, while the second option is better suited for family, or potluck meals where there are more people to serve.

Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad

You may also notice from the pictures, that we used dried cranberries the first time and raisins the second time. Both were good but we enjoyed the cranberries a bit more than the raisins.

Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad

This Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad with Mayo Dressing is number 18 in this Fox Kitchen’s 52 Salad Recipe Series.

Apple and Napa Cabbage Salad with Mayo Dressing
Recipe type: Salad
Prep time: 
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Summary: Napa (or Chinese) Cabbage is a refreshing change from the usual lettuce greens and is not as heavy as our more traditional green or red cabbages.
Gluten Free | Grain Free | Egg Free | Refined Sugar Free | Real Food | Vegan (option) | Vegetarian | Paleo (option)</span>
  • 1/2 head Napa cabbage, chopped
  • 1/4 red onion (optional)
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries, or raisins
  • 1/4 Cup slivered almonds
  • 2 Tbsp Parmesan, crumbled, plus a bit extra for garnish **see notes below
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together dressing ingredients, or add dressing ingredients to a small mason jar and shake well before serving.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, toss cabbage, onion (if using), dried cranberries, almonds and Parmesan, reserving some of the Parmesan cheese to garnish each plate before serving.
  3. Arrange apple slices on the outer edges of each salad plate. Fill the center with spoonfuls of the tossed salad ingredients. Drizzle with dressing. Sprinkle with reserved parmesan crumbs and a generous pinch of fresh ground pepper. Serve immediately.
1) You can prepare and serve this salad family style in a salad bowl. Just chop the apples (and not slicing them) and toss them in with the other salad ingredients before drizzling with the dressing.

2) ***Vegan/Paleo option
Sub dairy free mayo and omit parmesan cheese.

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One comment

  1. Kelly says:

    I’ve been trying to incorporate more cancer fighting cabbage into my diet. This is perfect. Thank you for sharing on the Homestead Blog Hop. I hope we see you again today! Pinning!

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