Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad

My son's absolute favorite salad - Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad with Mango and Toasted Almonds on Simple and inviting with a little sweetness, this Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad is one of our regulars this time of year. 

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I’ve been meaning to share this salad recipe with you for quite some time. It’s the salad we make more often than any other.

We call this addictively Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad Carson’s Salad, because my son Carson (age 10) asks for it nearly every week.

He loves the crisp texture of the napa cabbage with the sweet silky mangoes. Sprinkle toasted nutty goodness and green onions over the top and you have a simple salad kids crave!

Making Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad with Mango and Toasted Almonds on

I toss this crunchy napa cabbage salad with a perky vinaigrette that is just as easy to make.

It’s a blend of mild rice vinegar, oil, honey, plus a little sesame oil for flavor. Light and zippy… the perfect complement to this crisp cool salad.

Addictive Napa Cabbage Salad with Mango and Toasted Almonds on

No wonder Carson asks for it so often.

Of course, I’m always happy to oblige a child begging for salad. I try to keep napa cabbage and mangoes on hand, all the time. He even makes this crunchy napa cabbage salad for himself sometimes.

On occasion, we throw in cool cucumber slices and a little sriracha hot sauce in the dressing just to kick things up.

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad with Mango and Toasted Almonds on

When my children are in the kitchen, I’m always thankful for my kid-friendly crack resistent dinnerware from Q Squared NYC. They can carry around the melamine Diamond White Bowls and our Q Zen Serving Bowl without concern.

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad with Mango and Toasted Almonds on

Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad

Yield: 6-8 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

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Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad with mango and toasted almonds. This easy asian-style salad is a favorite with the kids.


  • 1 head napa cabbage
  • 2 ripe mangoes
  • 1 bunch green onions (scallions)
  • 1/2 cup blanched almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup grape seed oil (or another flavorless oil)
  • 3 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Roughly chop the napa cabbage and pile in a large serving bowl. Peel and slice the mangoes and scatter over the top of the cabbage.
  2. Chop the green and white ends of the scallions and sprinkle over the salad. Then sprinkle the toasted almonds on top.
  3. Pour the rice vinegar, oils, and honey in a small bowl. Whisk well and season with salt and pepper. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss.

Variations: Sometimes we add sliced cucumbers, sesame seeds, or even sriracha to the vinaigrette to kick things up.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6-8 servings, Serving Size: 8

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 150 Calories
  • Total Fat: 5.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.6g
  • Sodium: 71mg
  • Carbohydrates: 23.5g
  • Fiber: 3.4g
  • Sugar: 19.8g
  • Protein: 3.8g
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12 comments on “Crunchy Napa Cabbage Salad

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  4. Lizposted August 20, 2015 at 8:52 pm Reply

    I think I’d faint if my boys ever requested salads :) But this is one I wouldn’t want to share anyway!

  5. Marla Meridithposted August 20, 2015 at 9:01 am Reply

    Love all those crunchy textures in this salad!

    Rating: 5
  6. Gaby Dalkinposted August 19, 2015 at 10:29 pm Reply

    I’m with Carson, all the different textures in this salad have me wanting to try it asap!

  7. Heather Christoposted August 19, 2015 at 4:33 pm Reply

    wonderful flavors Sommer! I just love big salads in the summer!

  8. Savita @ ChefDeHomeposted August 19, 2015 at 3:13 pm Reply

    Love mangoes in salads! This looks so simple and refreshing! Perfect for summer!

  9. Mariaposted August 19, 2015 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Great looking fresh summer salad!

  10. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountainposted August 19, 2015 at 9:34 am Reply

    Oooohh…..big fan of napa cabbage! Love the crunch! 

    Rating: 5
  11. Julie @ Table for Twoposted August 19, 2015 at 8:59 am Reply

    It looks so crunchy and has the perfect textures for a salad!

  12. Jenny Flakeposted August 19, 2015 at 8:29 am Reply

    Love this crunchy salad!  Great for any occasion!!