Simple Cabbage Carrot Salad Recipe

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This simple cabbage carrot salad is made with only four simple ingredients, but it packs an amazing flavor.

All you need to whip up a batch are some carrots, celery leaves, cabbage and a simple vinaigrette of olive oil and vinegar.

It also comes together quite fast so you can add it to your roster of weeknight meals.

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Simple Cabbage Carrot Salad Recipe

This cabbage carrot salad is quite similar to traditional coleslaw.

However, it’s dressing doesn’t contain any mayo or mustard so it has a lighter flavor.

The salad is also seasoned with finely chopped celery leaves instead of parsley so it has a noticeably different taste.

I like serving it with some oven baked pork chops or oven baked spare ribs. Its light flavor pairs excellently with both of these dishes.


  • Cabbage – You can either get a whole cabbage and chop it yourself or opt for a coleslaw mix. I personally prefer using cabbage since it’s more fresh.
  • Carrots – You’ll need two medium sized carrots for this recipe.
  • Celery Leaves – Celery leaves are the primary seasoning which will boost the overall flavor of the salad.
  • Vinaigrette – This salad is made with a simple vinaigrette of apple cider vinegar and olive oil.

Ingredients for cabbage carrot salad.

How to Make

Check out the recipe card at the end of this article for detailed, step-by-step instructions.

Start by putting the chopped cabbage in a large bowl and seasoning it with some salt.

Gently crush the cabbage with your hands to make it softer.

Chopping cabbage and hand mixing it in a glass bowl.
Next, add the finely chopped celery leaves and grated carrots into the bowl and mix everything together with two spoons.

Finish by mixing in the vinegar and adding the olive oil to the salad.

Thoroughly mix the salad after you add the olive oil so that it gets incorporated into the salad.

Mixing cabbage, carrots and celery and adding olive oil.


Since this salad doesn’t contain any mayo or other perishable products, it can last for an entire week in the fridge.

However, its texture will quickly degrade so it’s best to consume it the day it is made.

If you’re going to store it in the fridge, you should place it in an airtight container or a plastic bag.

Try These Out Next

If you’re looking for more recipes made with celery and carrots, then you can check out these 13 recipes made with celery and carrots.

The list contains a variety of dishes ranging from simple salads to soups and casseroles.

I’m quite certain that you’ll be able to find at least one recipe that will catch your eye.

Simple Cabbage Carrot Salad Recipe

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Simple Cabbage Carrot Salad Recipe

This cabbage carrot salad is super easy to make and comes together in under ten minutes. It has a slightly tangy flavor and a delightful crunchy texture.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
by: Aya
Servings: 6
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • 1 pound cabbage
  • 6 oz carrots
  • 1/4 cup celery leaves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 4 tbsp olive oil


  • Slice the cabbage into thin strips, grate the carrots into large pieces, and finely chop the celery.
  • Put the sliced cabbage in a large bowl, season it with the salt, and crush it with your hands. Give the cabbage a taste and add more salt if needed.
  • Add the grated carrots and finely chopped celery and mix everything together.
  • Season the salad with some vinegar, mix, and pour the olive oil over the salad. Mix until the olive oil is evenly incorporated into the salad.

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Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 4854IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1mg

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