Carrot Ginger Dressing

Recently, while pondering what recipes would be helpful for our readers (and admittedly, ourselves), we were drawn to the idea of more sauces. They add SO much flavor, are quick and easy to make, and are incredibly versatile and perfect for turning ran…

Carrot Ginger Dressing

Recently, while pondering what recipes would be helpful for our readers (and admittedly, ourselves), we were drawn to the idea of more sauces. They add SO much flavor, are quick and easy to make, and are incredibly versatile and perfect for turning random leftover ingredients into delicious meals. And from this desire, this Japanese-inspired carrot ginger dressing was born!

Made with 8 simple ingredients, this lightly sweetened, tangy dressing is perfect for adding to salads, bowls, rice, and beyond.

Carrot Ginger Dressing from Minimalist Baker →

Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry with Spring Vegetables

We have a new stir-fry for you, and it’s not just any stir-fry. It puts our DELICIOUS Tahini Stir-Fry Sauce to use and has SUPER flavorful tofu, tons of fresh veggies, and lots of rice noodles that soak up all the saucy goodness! It’s downright addicti…

Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry with Spring Vegetables

We have a new stir-fry for you, and it’s not just any stir-fry. It puts our DELICIOUS Tahini Stir-Fry Sauce to use and has SUPER flavorful tofu, tons of fresh veggies, and lots of rice noodles that soak up all the saucy goodness! It’s downright addictive and you’ll be going back for seconds (and thirds).

Plus, it’s customizable depending on what veggies you have on hand and requires just 10 ingredients!

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Perfect Roasted Cabbage (Quick & Easy!)

Cabbage may just be our favorite vegetable to roast because it gets crispy, caramelized, slightly sweet, and pairs well with just about any seasoning! Once roasted, it’s perfect for adding to bowls, salads, and soups, or just enjoying as a side.
It al…

Perfect Roasted Cabbage (Quick & Easy!)

Cabbage may just be our favorite vegetable to roast because it gets crispy, caramelized, slightly sweet, and pairs well with just about any seasoning! Once roasted, it’s perfect for adding to bowls, salads, and soups, or just enjoying as a side.

It also couldn’t be easier — just 3 ingredients, 1 pan, and 25 minutes required. Let us show you our tried-and-true method for perfect roasted cabbage every time!

Perfect Roasted Cabbage (Quick & Easy!) from Minimalist Baker →

Gut-Calming Vegetable Broth (+ Miso Tonic)

Every once in a while when a stomachache or upset digestion comes along, nothing sounds quite as comforting as broth. Enter this 1-Pot Gut-Calming Vegetable Broth.
It’s versatile — taking advantage of whatever veggies and aromatics you have on hand — …

Gut-Calming Vegetable Broth (+ Miso Tonic)

Every once in a while when a stomachache or upset digestion comes along, nothing sounds quite as comforting as broth. Enter this 1-Pot Gut-Calming Vegetable Broth.

It’s versatile — taking advantage of whatever veggies and aromatics you have on hand — and can be used in place of store-bought vegetable broth in cooking. And it comes together in 1 pot in about 1 hour. 

We also include a recipe for a quick and easy miso tonic for maximum flavor and minerals.

Gut-Calming Vegetable Broth (+ Miso Tonic) from Minimalist Baker →

Quick Citrusy Cabbage Slaw (Mayo-Free)

If you tried our Beet Relish recipe, you’d know our fondness for the flavors in this Latin-inspired Roasted Plantain Black Bean Bowl, which is 100% inspired by the vegan bowl at Teote in Portland, Oregon. 
Picture this: a bowl of fluffy rice, smok…

Quick Citrusy Cabbage Slaw (Mayo-Free)

If you tried our Beet Relish recipe, you’d know our fondness for the flavors in this Latin-inspired Roasted Plantain Black Bean Bowl, which is 100% inspired by the vegan bowl at Teote in Portland, Oregon. 

Picture this: a bowl of fluffy rice, smoky black beans, citrusy beet relish, guacamole, fried plantains (have mercy), crunchy cabbage slaw, and an arepa on the side. If that’s not heaven in a bowl, I don’t know what is.

Quick Citrusy Cabbage Slaw (Mayo-Free) from Minimalist Baker →

Raw Rainbow Veggie Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

With warmer weather comes lighter cravings, and this incredibly fresh Pad Thai-inspired salad has been one of our go-to meals this summer.
Vegetables like carrots, cucumber, and cabbage are thinly sliced or “noodled” and tossed in a bright, citrusy pe…

Raw Rainbow Veggie Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing

With warmer weather comes lighter cravings, and this incredibly fresh Pad Thai-inspired salad has been one of our go-to meals this summer.

Vegetables like carrots, cucumber, and cabbage are thinly sliced or “noodled” and tossed in a bright, citrusy peanut dressing with a kick thanks to red pepper flake. It’s like summer in a bowl. Let us show you how it’s done!

This 30-minute noodle salad begins with making the sauce, which is inspired by Thai flavors.

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Crunchy Cabbage Salad

I ate my teriyaki meatball bowls all week as meal prep and absolutely loved them, but I desperately need another vegetable side to balance things out. So, I whipped up a quick crunchy cabbage salad and coated it in my yummy sesame ginger dressing. It was just perfect. The crunchiness of the the cabbage, carrots, […]

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I ate my teriyaki meatball bowls all week as meal prep and absolutely loved them, but I desperately need another vegetable side to balance things out. So, I whipped up a quick crunchy cabbage salad and coated it in my yummy sesame ginger dressing. It was just perfect. The crunchiness of the the cabbage, carrots, and peanuts was such a perfect contrast to the meatballs and rice.

Originally posted 2-6-2012, updated 7-23-2020.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad in a white serving dish with two forks, drizzled with sesame ginger dressing

Meal Prep It!

This salad holds up beautifully in the refrigerator, so it’s a great salad to use for meal prep! Just store the sesame ginger dressing separately from the vegetable salad mix, and add it just before serving. The salad mix (minus dressing) should stay good in the fridge for about 4-5 days.

How to Serve Crunchy Cabbage Salad

This salad makes a great side dish, but you can also turn it into a main dish by topping it with some Sticky Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken, or Sesame Tempeh. You can also add some cold noodles to this salad for extra oomph (this is the same base as my Cold Peanut Noodle Salad).

What if I Don’t Like Cilantro?

You either love or you hate cilantro. It’s all good. If you’re not a cilantro lover, just leave it out of this salad. No need to replace it with anything. :)

See the full post for the Sesame Ginger Dressing for more information on the ingredients and step by step instructions.

Crunchy cabbage salad coated in dressing, dished out to two bowls.

Sesame ginger dressing being poured over the crunchy cabbage salad

Crunchy Cabbage Salad

This crunchy cabbage salad holds up great in the refrigerator, so you can have a fresh crunchy vegetable side all week long!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 1 cup each
Calories 213.72kcal

Ingredients

Salad

  • 4 cups shredded purple cabbage $0.97
  • 2 carrots $0.15
  • 4 green onions $0.22
  • 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro $0.40
  • ½ cup peanuts $0.25

Sesame Ginger Dressing

  • ¼ cup neutral salad oil* $0.16
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar $0.27
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce $0.06
  • 1.5 Tbsp honey $0.18
  • 1/2 Tbsp tahini $0.10
  • 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil $0.02
  • 1 clove garlic, minced $0.08
  • 1/2 Tbsp grated fresh ginger $0.15

Instructions

  • Shred the cabbage as finely as possible. Grate the carrots and slice the green onion. Pull the cilantro leaves from the stems
  • Add the shredded cabbage, carrots, green onion, cilantro, and peanuts to a large bowl. Toss to combine.
  • To make the dressing, add the salad oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, tahini, toasted sesame oil, garlic, and ginger to a blender. Blend until the dressing is smooth and creamy.
  • When you're ready to eat, drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until coated. Serve immediately

Notes

*Any neutral-flavored salad oil, like peanut, canola, safflower, grapeseed, or sesame (untoasted) will work fine for this dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 213.72kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.88g | Protein: 5.08g | Fat: 16.78g | Sodium: 179.27mg | Fiber: 4.58g

How to Make Crunchy Cabbage Salad – Step by Step Photos

Purple cabbage cut into quarters and shredded

First, shred your purple cabbage. You’ll want about 4 cups once shredded, which for me was half of this small head of cabbage. To shred the cabbage, first cut it into quarters, then cut the core off the quarter. Finally, cut across the quarter to shred the cabbage as finely as possible.

shredded carrot and sliced green onion

Also shred two carrots (I use a cheese grater) and slice 4 green onions.

Salad ingredients in the bowl

Pull the leaves from about ½ bunch of cilantro (about 1 cup cilantro leaves). Add the shredded cabbage, carrot, sliced green onion, cilantro leaves, and ½ cup peanuts to a large bowl.

Sesame ginger dressing ingredients in a blender

Next, make the Sesame Ginger Dressing. Add ¼ cup neutral salad oil (anything light-flavored oil like canola, peanut, grapeseed, etc.), 2 Tbsp rice vinegar, 1 Tbsp soy sauce, 1.5 Tbsp honey, ½ Tbsp tahini, ¼ tsp toasted sesame oil, 1 clove garlic (minced), and ½ Tbsp grated fresh ginger to a blender. Blend until the dressing is smooth and creamy.

Sesame ginger dressing being poured over the crunchy cabbage salad

Pour the sesame ginger dressing over the salad and enjoy!

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Easy Chinese Chicken Salad (GF/Soy-Free)

A friend recently requested a recipe for Chinese Chicken Salad on the blog. The rest is history. Plus, look at those colors and that crunch!
Introducing our fresh and flavorful 30-minute Chinese Chicken Salad made with seriously simple ingredients.
How…

Easy Chinese Chicken Salad (GF/Soy-Free)

A friend recently requested a recipe for Chinese Chicken Salad on the blog. The rest is history. Plus, look at those colors and that crunch!

Introducing our fresh and flavorful 30-minute Chinese Chicken Salad made with seriously simple ingredients.

How to Make Chinese Chicken Salad

  • Cabbage – we went with a mix of napa and red cabbage. Napa cabbage for a more classic touch and red cabbage for a pop of color and nice crunch.

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The Simple But Good Breakfast Bowl (20 minutes!)

Need a little breakfast inspo? Check out the bowl we’ve been loving lately.
It’s loaded with veggies, protein, fiber, healthy fats, and so much flavor! Plus, it’s incredibly versatile and requires just 20 minutes to prepare. Let&#8217…

The Simple But Good Breakfast Bowl (20 minutes!)

Need a little breakfast inspo? Check out the bowl we’ve been loving lately.

It’s loaded with veggies, protein, fiber, healthy fats, and so much flavor! Plus, it’s incredibly versatile and requires just 20 minutes to prepare. Let’s eat!

This bowl starts with our quick-sautéed 8-minute sweet potatoes!

Then mushrooms are cooked with a dash of coconut aminos and the cabbage is seasoned with curry powder and salt.

The Simple But Good Breakfast Bowl (20 minutes!) from Minimalist Baker →

Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches with Caramelized Onion Mayo.

Cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are happening!  Get ready. A super crunchy, crisp, flavorful bite is right here waiting for you! This is my trashed up attempt at an Octoberfest recipe. Instead of making any kind of meat schnitzel, we’re using a veggie. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW. 2009 me is like who are you and […]

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Cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are happening! 

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Get ready. A super crunchy, crisp, flavorful bite is right here waiting for you!

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

This is my trashed up attempt at an Octoberfest recipe. Instead of making any kind of meat schnitzel, we’re using a veggie.

I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW.

2009 me is like who are you and how is this happening and how is this your life?

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Well it is and it’s good. You’re going to be into it! I promise.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

There are a couple steps here and the finished product is a flavorful sandwich stack that you won’t be able to stop thinking about. 

First, we have to bread and crisp up our cauliflower. Easy! Slice it into big pieces, like this.

In order to make it delicious (and, well, bite-able) in our sandwich, we have to bake it too. This will help keep the crispy exterior while softening the inside. Sort of like a big crispy, roasted cauliflower slab.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

While that’s all going on, we can chop some red cabbage and do a quick pickle on it. You can make this ahead of time or about an hour before you eat. I love the briney flavor and the little crunch that comes along with it too. 

OH and of course, the COLOR. Hot neon-y pinkish purple that is… natural? Sold. 

Throw a few micro greens on the bottom of the sandwich for health. Or enjoyment. Whatever. 

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Um, can we talk about this caramelized onion mayo?

OMG.

It is insane. It is my new favorite thing. I don’t care about mayo that much and this is the best mayo I’ve ever had!

And all you have to do is caramelize some onions and whip them into your favorite mayo.

Okay okay, it does take a bit of time to do that. But the best part is that you can make it ahead of time if you wish. After all, this mayo is a sliiiightly high maintenance because, you know, to caramelize your onions, it takes patience. 

But it’s WORTH IT too.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Then you assemble it into this masterpiece! That isn’t really very fancy at all but looks very fancy. Because hello.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Self care in a sandwich! That’s what it is.

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches

Cauliflower Schnitzel Sandwiches

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

pickled cabbage

  • 1 small head red cabbage, (chopped or shredded into thin pieces (about 1 1/2 cups))
  • ½ cup warm water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar

caramelized onion mayo

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 sweet onion, (thinly sliced)
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup your favorite mayonnaise

cauliflower

  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 egg, (lightly beaten)
  • 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large or 2 small baguettes, (sliced for 2 or 4 sandwiches)
  • 1 cup microgreens
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment or foil and top it with a wire rack. Spray the rack with olive oil spray (or nonstick spray).
  3. To make the cabbage, place the cabbage in a large jar or bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the water with sugar and salt until they dissolve. Whisk in the vinegar. Pour it over the cabbage. Let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes to 1 hour. If making it ahead of time, you can stick it directly in the fridge.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the butter. Add the sliced onions and salt, then toss to combine. Cook, stirring often, until the onions are caramelized, about 30 minutes.
  5. To make the cauliflower, slice the cauliflower from the top down into 1-inch pieces, like big cauliflower slabs. If some pieces fall apart, that’s fine too! You can bread all the pieces.
  6. Place the egg on one plate (and lightly beat it) and the breadcrumbs on another with a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Stir the bread crumbs. It’s easier to use a plate than a bowl for both of these since the cauliflower pieces are large.
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Dip each piece of cauliflower in the egg, then coat it in the bread crumbs, pressing gently to adhere. Place the cauliflower in the skillet and cook until it’s golden and crunchy on both sides, about 3 minutes per side. Remove the cauliflower gently with tons and place it on the wire rack. Repeat with the remaining cauliflower. If needed, you may need a little more oil!
  8. Once the cauliflower is all breaded and on the baking sheet, place the sheet in the preheated oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cauliflower inside is tender. Once the cauliflower is finished, everything else should be ready too!
  9. Stir the caramelized onions into the mayo.
  10. To make the sandwich, spread the mayo on the bottom of the bun, then top with the microgreens. Place the cauliflower on top – you might need to bread it into pieces or add a few if the pieces are smaller. Top with the pickled cauliflower. If desired, you can spread the top bun with more of the caramelized onion mayo!
  11. Serve immediately with chips!

These cauliflower schnitzel sandwiches are full of flavor! Crispy cauliflower, caramelized onion mayo, pickled cabbage and microgreens. Delish!

Holy flavor punch to the face.

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