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Savoy Cabbage Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is a light and healthy dish. Enjoy it as a side or add your favorite toppings and make it a meal. This salad is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Green cabbage is a very versatile vegetable.
You can turn it into coleslaw.
Plus it’s great for adding to stir fries and Cabbage Coconut Curry.
But there are other delicious varieties of cabbage in addition to the popular green and red.
One of my favorites is savoy cabbage, and a great way to try it is in a Savoy Cabbage Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.
Savoy cabbage is a round green variety with frilly leaves.
The leaves are thinner than the typical green and red cabbages, and they have a mild taste.
Some people confuse savoy cabbage with napa cabbage or Chinese cabbage.
But napa cabbage is oblong and savoy cabbage is round.
However, while they taste slightly different, if you can only find napa, it would be a good substitute in this Savoy Cabbage Salad.
Learn more about the different varieties of cabbage, including bok choy, in the Kitchn article Know You Cabbages! Green, Red, Savoy, Napa, and More.
The other less common ingredient in Savoy Cabbage Salad is Meyer lemon.
Meyer lemons are a hybrid developed originally in China.
They are sweeter and less acidic than regular lemons since they are crossed with a mandarin-pomelo hybrid.
And they look a little more orange in color.
But don’t worry if you can’t find a Meyer lemon at your local market or on a neighbor’s tree.
You can use a regular lemon and adjust the sweetness of the dressing to suit your taste.
However, with the popularity of Meyer lemons, you may be able to find some growing in your neighborhood.
We have a dwarf tree growing in our back yard, and it produces more fruit than we know what to do with.
Making Savoy Cabbage Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is quick and easy.
Slice the cabbage in thin strips and place it in a large bowl.
Add the vinaigrette ingredients to a small jar and shake to combine.
Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss well to combine.
Enjoy immediately or let rest at room temperature for 30 minutes to allow the cabbage to soften.
The leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for several days.
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette is delicious on other salads, too.
Try it on your favorite spinach, lettuce, and kale salads.
Or use it as a dressing for quinoa or pasta salad.
It’s also delicious drizzled on raw vegetables.
Enjoy Savoy Cabbage Salad as is or add your favorite vegetables.
If I feel like boosting Savoy Cabbage Salad to make it a main dish, I like adding some white beans or chickpeas and some colorful veggies.
Some of my favorites are red bell pepper, raw broccoli florets, sun-dried tomatoes, and kalamata olives.
And if you like fruit in your salad, sliced apples or Mandarin orange segments are great additions.
Savoy Cabbage Salad goes well with many different dishes.
While I’ve been known to make a batch of this salad and pull it out of the refrigerator whenever I want a healthy snack, it’s versatile enough to serve with many different cuisines.
Now let’s make Savoy Cabbage Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette!
Savoy Cabbage Salad with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette
- 1 medium Savoy cabbage thinly sliced (or substitute Napa cabbage)
- Place the sliced cabbage in a large salad bowl.
- Add the Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette ingredients in a small jar with a lid. Shake well to combine.
- Pour the dressing over the cabbage and toss well to coat.
- Serve immediately or allow to rest for 30 minutes at room temperature so the cabbage softens.