Cabbage and Pea Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
This cabbage and pea salad is vibrant, crisp and fresh. You'll love the sweet pop of flavor from the peas and the easy zesty dressing.
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $6-$8
Servings: 6 to 8 servings as a side salad


  • 1 medium 2 to 2 1/2 lb cabbage, super finely sliced
  • 1 english cucumber thinly sliced into half circles
  • 1 bunch green onion or chives chopped
  • 2 cups sweet peas thawed in cold water
  • 3-4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil or sunflower oil
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or to taste
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar or to taste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Discard soft outer leaves of cabbage and thinly slice on a mandolin. Discard or eat the core. Transfer shredded cabbage to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add sliced cucumbers, thawed peas and green onion and toss lightly to combine.
  3. Drizzle salad with 3 to 4 Tbsp oil, 2 Tbsp cider vinegar, 2 Tbsp white vinegar and toss to combine. Before serving, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (start with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper and go up from there). You can also add more vinegar to taste if your cabbage was larger.

Recipe Notes

You can use a knife to slice cabbage, but it is easiest to achieve the fine/thin strips of cabbage with a mandolin. Also, anytime you use a mandolin, protect your hands with safety gloves.