Spicy Cabbage Salad

Spicy Cabbage Salad

Even if you don’t like things spicy, you can omit the jalapeno pepper and it’s still a great salad. Cabbage is known to help protect against cancer while spicy foods help boost your metabolism. Tossing this salad is easiest using two forks. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 4 to 6 servings

Spicy Cabbage Salad


  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • (a few drops of Tabasco – if you dare!)
  • Vegetables:
  • 3 cups shredded green cabbage
  • 1/2 cup diced green onion (white & green parts)
  • 1 seeded & sliced jalapeno pepper


  1. Combine dressing in a small bowl or cup.
  2. Place vegetables in a large glass bowl.
  3. Add dressing to vegetables and toss.

8 Comments on "Spicy Cabbage Salad"

  1. Ann Marie

    I continue to be amazed at how much I enjoy every recipe I try on this site! I loved this salad but did make a few changes with it. I added some of the leftover chicken from last night’s dinner and used oregano oil. Oregano oil is just grapeseed (I use olive oil) that has had some fresh oregano marinating in it. I learned from chef Michael Symon that it helps with inflammation. That added subtle herb flavor and really made for an interesting dressing and a fresh tasting salad.

  2. Annette

    Love all all

  3. Nancy

    Looking for cookbook please ~ I found one on amazon, I just ordered it, but am wondering if site recipes will be in there too !!! So loving all of them ~ so inspirational ~ I too am of polish descent and just smile with excitement to make so many of the dishes I helped my mom make !! So wish she was here to enjoy together !!! Thanks so so much !

    • Jenny Can Cook

      The recipes in my cookbook are mostly here on this site but have been improved and simplified because I am a better cook today.

  4. Gerri

    All of your recipes are so easy to print and even better, so easy to prepare and are healthy.
    Thank you.

  5. Johnson

    What no mayonnaise? I have to try this, for I really like cabbage slaw, Did not think you were allowed to make cabbage slaw without mayonnaise. The Mayo Police could be called you know!

  6. Ashley

    Good stuff! Perfect for a potluck.

  7. Emms

    Looks refreshing and good.

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