Brighten up your summer meals with this low carb and keto Asian Cabbage Salad. The creamy dressing is a sweet and tangy combo of almond butter, rice wine vinegar, and ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener. Round out this keto salad with some chicken or grilled fish to make a perfect low carb summer meal.
The Perfect Summer Salad
What makes a perfect summer meal? Fresh veggies, tangy dressings and sauces, and pops of sweetness from fruit.
This Keto Asian Cabbage Salad has it all!
We also love that this salad is easy to pull together, economical, and stores well for days in the fridge (in fact, we think it just gets better!), so it’s perfect to prep ahead for easy lunches, lazy dinners, or even to share at gatherings.
For this salad, you can use:
- Cabbage and red cabbage
- Edamame (or sugar snap peas, if you prefer)
- Red Bell Pepper
- Cilantro (basil and mint are awesome in it too!)
- Mandarin oranges (omit if you need to really restrict carbs)
For the Zippy (optionally spicy!) Asian Cabbage Salad Dressing, you’ll need:
- Almond butter (sunflower seed butter, tahini, and peanut butter also work)
- Rice Wine Vinegar
- Sesame Oil
- Lime Juice
- ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener
ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener is the perfect sub for sugar in all sorts of recipes! Use it one-for-one in baking recipes to swap out sugar, or make sweet sauces and dressings that satisfy your family’s cravings without a sugar crash!
We promise – no one at the table will know this sweet and tangy Asian Cabbage Salad Dressing is sugar free. It’s a perfect balance of sweet, tangy, spicy, and salty — made healthier with our superfood monk fruit sweetener. It’s perfect for any family looking to lower their sugar intake, but also for diabetics, or followers of low carb or ketogenic diets.
Your family will also love:
- Sugar Free Teriyaki Sauce and Keto Chicken Teriyaki
- Rainbow Salad with Sweet Lemon Vinaigrette
- Sweet Roast Vegetable Salad
How to Make an Asian Cabbage Salad
Step 1: Add all the dressing ingredients to a blender, and process for about a minute, until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Set the dressing aside.
Step 2: Prep your veggies, herbs, and oranges (if using). Defrost the edamame. Layer the cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, cilantro, edamame, and peeled and segmented mandarin oranes into a salad bowl.
Step 3: Drizzle your salad with the Asian dressing. I usually start with a little over half of the dressing, and then serve the salad with additional dressing on the side.
Make this a Perfect Cabbage Salad for Your Needs
We don’t all eat the same! This salad can be modified to meet your nutritional goals (or to use items you already have on hand!).
No Almond Butter? or a Nut Allergy? Make this salad nut free by using tahini or unsweetened sunflower seed butter in the dressing. Omit the almonds and top with toasted sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds instead.
Mix up the Herbs: Chopped fresh mint and basil taste wonderful in this salad, if cilantro isn’t your thing!
Lower the Carbs / Make this a Keto Asian Cabbage Salad: If your carb needs are very low, omit the oranges and the edamame. You can add sliced red bell pepper if you’d like to add some more color and texture.
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Asian Cabbage Salad
- 4 cups cabbage shredded
- 2 cups red cabbage
- 2 carrots peeled and julienne cut
- 1 cup edamame
- 2 mandarin oranges peeled and segmented
- 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds toasted, to garnish, optional
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds optional, to garnish
Asian Cabbage Salad Dressing
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar unsweetened
- 3 tablespoons almond butter sub tahini, sunflower seed butter, or peanut butter
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil toasted
- 3 tablespoosn lime juice
- 3 tablespoons ZenSweet Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
- 1-3 teaspoons sriracha chili sauce
- Add all dressing ingredients to a blender, and process until smooth and creamy.
- Add all vegetables, herbs, and fruit to a salad bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to combine. We start with 1/2 of the dressing, and serve the salad with additional dressing on the side.
- Optionally, garnish the salad with toasted almonds and sesame seeds.