Orange Sesame Cabbage Salad

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | June 30th, 2010 | 4 Comments
topic: Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Healthy Home

A zesty summer salad recipe from the Gaiam Café kitchen.

Serves 6 to 8

Salad ingredients:

1 head Napa cabbage, chopped
1 head red cabbage, chopped
1 red pepper, cut julienne
1 scallion, chopped
½ pound bean pods, cut in halves or thirds
1 cup slivered toasted almonds
2 T black sesame seeds

Dressing ingredients:

1 cup orange juice
¼ cup pineapple juice
¼ cup rice wine vinegar
1 nub of ginger, thumb size
1 orange (to zest)
1 lime (to zest)
4 T sesame oil
1 cup vegetable oil


Combine all prepared salad ingredients into a large bowl and set aside. Once dressing is prepared, mix it in thoroughly with salad. Best served chilled.

Dressing preparation:

Zest nub of ginger into the blender. Add rest of the ingredients to blender, excluding the oils. Blend for 2 minutes. Slowly add sesame oil, then the vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper.


  1. This recipe sounds delicious, and looks it too, but 1 CUP of oil? Interesting that there isn’t a nutrition information link, unless I missed it!

    Regina | July 15th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  2. I hear you Regina, but remember that it’s an entire head of cabbage and an entire head of red cabbage. I’m a Gaiam employee and I’ve had this slaw and love it. But if I was at home cooking for my family I’d buy a bag of pre-cut mixed cabbage and use a third or maybe a fourth of everything on the dressing list.

    Brad | July 15th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  3. Am I dense, but what kind of bean pods ?

    merle thompson | July 17th, 2010 | Comment Permalink
  4. Nutriton facts would be great! Looks delicious,

    Ronda | January 31st, 2013 | Comment Permalink

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