Cranberry Crunch Cabbage Salad (Tasty Tangy Twist!)

Summer is the time for simple, cool meals that don’t need cooking, like salads. This yummy salad is perfect for those scorching summer days. Cranberries add a nice pop of colour and flavour. Crunchy cabbage forms the base.

A couple more ingredients bring everything together. Get ready for your go-to summer salad! Making it is super easy, just like it should be when making a salad.

This simple Oriental Cabbage and Cranberry Salad Recipe is unbelievably delicious, and the best part is how easy it is to whip up. Whenever I need a speedy side dish that doesn’t involve a ton of chopping, this is my go-to salad recipe.

Cabbage Cranberry Salad Recipe

Cabbage Cranberry Salad Recipe

Cabbage Cranberry Salad is a yummy mix of fresh cabbage and tangy cranberries, perfect for hot summer days when you want something light. It's super easy to make as a quick side dish for any meal. Plus, it's good for you because it's full of nutrients from the cabbage and cranberries. Just slice or shred cabbage into thin strips and toss in some dried cranberries for a sweet and tangy flavor that goes great with the crunchy cabbage. Whether you're in need of an easy side dish or craving a delicious salad all by itself, Cabbage Cranberry Salad is a winner every time!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 65 kcal


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl


  • 1 Small head Cabbage thinly sliced or shredded.
  • 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries.
  • 1/4 cup Sliced Almonds. Optional
  • 2-3 Green Onions Scallions, thinly sliced. optional


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil. Optional
  • 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar. Optional
  • 1 tbsp Honey or Maple Syrup. Optional


  • Slice or shred cabbage into thin strips.
  • Put cabbage in a large bowl.
  • Add dried cranberries to the bowl.
  • Optionally, add sliced almonds or green onions.
  • Gently mix everything together.
  • Optionally, prepare dressing by mixing olive oil, apple cider vinegar, and honey or maple syrup in a small bowl.
  • Pour dressing over the salad.
  • Mix salad again to coat everything with dressing.
  • Serve and enjoy!


  • You can change the ingredients to match your taste. Add more or less of anything you prefer.
  • If you want a sweeter salad, you can put in a little extra honey or maple syrup in the dressing.
  • To make the salad more filling, you can include grilled chicken or tofu for protein.
  • You can make the salad ahead of time and keep it in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Just add the dressing just before serving to keep the cabbage crunchy.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories65 kcal
Potassium155 mg
Sodium368 mg

How Should I Chop the Cabbage for the Salad?

How Should I Chop the Cabbage for the Salad?

To get the cabbage ready for your salad, you can do it in two ways. First, you can cut it into thin slices with a knife. Just make sure they’re not too thick. Second, you can shred the cabbage into small pieces.

You can use a tool called a mandoline slicer for this, which makes it easy to cut veggies into thin strips. No matter which way you pick, the idea is to make the cabbage bits small enough to eat comfortably in your salad.

Can I Prepare the Salad in Advance?

You can make the salad a few hours before you plan to eat. Just cover it up and put it in the fridge. But remember not to add the dressing until you’re ready to serve. That way, the cabbage stays nice and crispy for your salad.

Can I Include More Ingredients in the Salad?

Of course! You can totally make your salad more interesting by adding shredded carrots, sliced apples, or crumbled feta cheese. These extras bring extra flavor and make your salad even tastier!

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