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Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

I have made this a few times and it is remarkably quick and it lasts in the fridge for 1-2 days.  Great for eating clean and paleo!  I have found many recipes for a cabbage based slaw or salad use some sort of sweetener and this one doesn’t.  It is very savory which helps when you are eliminating sugar and sweeteners from your diet.

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

I have used bean sprouts which are technically not PALEO but I have read they are pretty benign.  If you are not eating bean sprouts just substitute grated carrots or celery for a little crunch in your salad.

Asian Napa Cabbage Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 tbs fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 tbs coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tbs coconut vinegar or cider vinegar
  • 4 tbs toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbs fresh basil chopped
  • 4 tbs fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 cup bean sprouts (optional)
  • 1 medium head napa cabbage thinly sliced or shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1 tsp sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. Make your dressing by combining lime juice, coconut amines, vinegar, sesame oil and salt in a small bowl and mixing with a fork.
  2. Combine your chopped ingredients in a large salad bowl.
  3. Add your dressing and toss.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  It may need no additional seasoning.