Cabbage and Bell Pepper Salad Recipe

This cabbage and bell pepper salad was an instant favorite; refilled my bowl 3 times! I picked up this recipe on our recent trip to California while visiting my hubby’s family. My mother-in-law is a fantastic cook. She just “made this up” with my sister-in-law. Someday I too will just “make things up.” I guess I feel like I don’t have enough time to be ultra creative with recipes.

I do work nights full time so between that and being a mom, wife, worship leader and now I’m starting a once-a-week pre-school for my son and his little cousins (weee!),… you get the picture. So for now I’ll stick to the tried-and-true recipes that I know will work…

Back to this salad; it’s very easy to make, especially if you have a Mandoline for shredding the cabbage. You can prep the salad and dressing several hours ahead of time and combine everything just before serving.

Cabbage and Bell Pepper Salad Ingredients:

1/2 large or 1 small cabbage
1 yellow or orange or  red bell pepper (or 5-6 mini peppers)
1 small head of broccoli
1/2 cup chopped green onion

Dressing Ingredients:

Juice of 1 small lemon
3 Тbsp sunflower oil (olive oil works too but sunflower is better)
1 Тbsp mayo
1 Тbsp sour cream
1 tsp sugar
1/2  tsp garlic powder (or use 1 tsp of garlic salt instead of garlic powder and salt)
1/2 tsp salt
2 heaping Тbsp dill (fresh or frozen)
2 heaping Тbsp parsley (optional)

Cabbage and Bell Pepper Salad

How to make Cabbage & Bell Pepper Salad:

1. For the dressing: In a small bowl mix together juice of 1 small lemon, 3 Тbsp of sunflower oil, 1 Тbsp mayo, 1 Тbsp sour cream, 1 tsp sugar, 1/2  tsp garlic powder and 1/2 tsp salt (or just 1 tsp garlic salt), 2 heaping Тbsp chopped dill and 2 heaping Тbsp chopped parsley. Refrigerate dressing and start on the salad.

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2. Wash your veggies. Using a Mandoline or a knife, thinly slice 1 small cabbage and place it in a large mixing bowl.

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3. Chop 1 small head of broccoli into small peaces. I used the Vidalia Chop Wizard with the larger blades.

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4. Cut bell pepper lengthwise into 4 slices or mini peppers in half and than slice them  across into small strips.

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5. Dice half a bunch of green onions, about 1/2 cup. Add everything to the mixing bowl with cabbage.

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6. When ready to serve (no need to let it marinate for long periods of time), pour the prepared dressing over the salad and mix well until all of the veggies are evenly coated with the dressing 🙂

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Cabbage and Bell Pepper Salad

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This cabbage and bell pepper salad was an instant favorite; refilled my bowl 3 times! It's very easy to make, especially if you have a mandoline for shredding the cabbage. You can prep the salad and dressing several hours ahead of time and combine everything just before serving.
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Skill Level: Easy
Cost To Make: $4-$5
Serving: 6-8

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • ½ large or 1 small cabbage
  • 1 yellow or orange or red bell pepper (or 5-6 mini peppers)
  • 1 small head of brocolli
  • ½ cup chopped green onion

Dressing Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 3 Тbsp sunflower oil (olive oil works too but sunflower is better)
  • 1 Тbsp mayo
  • 1 Тbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder (or use 1 tsp of garlic salt instead of garlic powder and salt)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 heaping Тbsp dill (fresh or frozen)
  • 2 heaping Тbsp chopped fresh parsley (optional)

Instructions

  1. For the dressing: In a small bowl mix together juice of 1 small lemon, 3 Тbsp of sunflower oil, 1 Тbsp mayo, 1 Тbsp sour cream, 1 tsp sugar, ½ tsp garlic powder and ½ tsp salt (or just 1 tsp garlic salt), 2 heaping Тbsp chopped dill and 2 heaping Тbsp chopped parsley. Refrigerate dressing and start on the salad.
  2. Wash your veggies. Using a mandoline or a knife, thinly slice 1 small cabbage and place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Chop 1 small head of broccoli into small peaces.
  4. Cut bell pepper into small strips.
  5. Dice half a bunch of green onions, about ½ cup. Add everything to the mixing bowl.
  6. When ready to serve, pour the prepared dressing over the salad and mix well until all of the veggies are evenly coated with the dressing :).

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  • Liliya
    July 8, 2017

    Made this salad last week. Had half a cabbage left over from making borscht.. Oh my!! It was amazing! Husband and I couldn’t stop eating it! So good! Thank you for another awesome recipe!! I do need to buy that mandolin asap though.. I’m s u p e r s l o w at cutting cabbage by hand lol Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 8, 2017

      YES! I’m so glad to hear you both love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your fantastic review Liliya! Reply

  • Luda
    September 20, 2016

    I didn’t have a lemon so I used a lime instead, and it was sooooo good!!! I am sure it would have been even better with lemon. And I love Russian Sunflower oil. I think it makes this salad. Thanks so much for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 20, 2016

      Luda, you are welcome and thank you for sharing that with us 😀. Reply

  • Maryna
    September 1, 2015

    So I decided I need more salads in my life and found this recipe. It’s AMAZING!!! I had to ditch some of the ingredients (like sour cream) but it still came out awesome and I ate a full bowl barely leaving some for my husband’s lunch (the reason I made it). Definitely will be making more of this!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 1, 2015

      Maryna, thank you for such a great review, and I’m so happy that you love the recipe :D. Reply

  • Olga
    February 17, 2015

    Just made this salad!!!! Oh my its sooo good!!! Thank you Natasha for this delicious recipe! Love the dressing! I did add just a little bit more sugar to it, and I couldn’t stop eating!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 17, 2015

      Olga, thank you so much for the great review, enjoy :D. Reply

  • Lily
    February 7, 2015

    Made this today. Also added shredded carrot, and red cabbage as well. Omg, it was sooooo good. Amazing dressing! I absolutely loved it! Thank you Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 8, 2015

      Thank you Lily! I’m so happy you loved it! We love it too. I just made this for the baby shower this past weekend. I love how flavorful it is. The dressing really dresses it up! 🙂 Reply

  • Elya
    February 3, 2015

    Hi Natasha, i came across this salad, it looks delicious. Can i ask what brand of mandolin slicer you have? And where did you buy it bc im looking into buying one. Thanks so much! :o) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 3, 2015

      Elya, I use Zyliss Mandolin, you can buy it on Amazon. It works great for shredding cabbage and has a fry cutter. Reply

  • Tatyana
    September 7, 2014

    Natasha,
    First of all, I would like to Congratulate you and your husband as you’re expecting a new addition into your beautiful family!

    I finally had a chance to try this wonderful salad. Thank you to you and your mom-in-law for this wonderful and re-freshening salad! It’s going into my keeper pile and will be seen on my family’s table during Sundays and Holidays. Yes, it’s that good and that special. I love how beautiful, nutritious,yummy and light this salad is! My super picky 6 year old twice filled her plate!! Thank you again and keep these wonderful recipes coming! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 7, 2014

      Tanya, thank you for a great review, your comment is music to my ears :). I love when my son enjoys what I make, it’s the best feeling. Reply

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