Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

Crisp and refreshing, a simple cabbage salad gets lifted to greater heights with an exquisite sesame orange dressing.  Never mind a main dish.  All summer long I would be content with salads and desserts.

I initially skipped adding any almonds, thinking that they might be cliché.  But I tried tossing some in when I was finishing off the delicious leftovers, and was amazed.  Just a sprinkling of almonds added spectacular crunch and flavour.  Though they missed the photo session, I suggest you don’t skip the almonds unless you must.


Sesame Orange Napa Cabbage Salad

  • Servings: 3 to 4 as a side dish
  • Difficulty: easy
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Napa Salad with Sesame Orange Dressing


for the salad

  • 3 cups Napa cabbage, thinly sliced and chopped
  • 1 carrot, grated (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 green onions, diced
  • 2/3 cup almonds, optional (but recommended)

for the dressing

  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons salad oil, such as grapeseed or olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons black or white sesame seeds


  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients.
  2. Shortly before serving, toss salad ingredients together and pour dressing over salad, tossing gently to mix the flavours.

Note:  This salad tastes best when served the same day the dressing is added.


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