Zesty Vegan Cabbage Salad

by Jill Dalton

Spring is here which means it is time for salads! This Zesty Toasted Sesame Cabbage Salad is so fresh and tangy you will want to eat it with lunch every day. Filling up on raw, cruciferous cabbage can help shed some of the typical winter pounds that may have crept in and is great for feeding a healthy gut biome.

Zesty Cabbage Salad

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Serves: 4-6 Prep Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.2/5
( 34 voted )


5 cups shredded red or green cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/4 cup sesame seeds

1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup pitted dates
2 teaspoons Braggs liquid aminos
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
cracked pepper to taste


  1. Lightly toast the sesame seeds by dry frying them in a small frying pan. Watch carefully because they burn very easily.
  2. Add the dressing ingredients to a blender and blend until dates are pulverized.
  3. Add salad ingredients to a large bowl and stir in the dressing.
  4. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
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Tam May 15, 2021 - 11:25 pm

Delicious! I make the same salad with Walnuts and lime juice instead of sesame seeds.. But I will be trying your recipe also – thanks!

veggiecarrie May 21, 2021 - 8:05 pm

My husband went back for seconds. It was a terrific accompaniment to our Soy Curls Sloppy Joes. New fave combo at our house. Thank you for your work and creativity.

Diane Gamble July 3, 2021 - 4:39 pm

Love this! What a simple oil free dressing

Kerry Finney July 16, 2021 - 6:33 am

Yum! This was crunchy full of flavour and the dressing went with it so well. Thank you for your simple and yummy recipes.


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