A crisp refreshing Cabbage Salsa with cabbage, onion, tomato, cilantro, jalapeno and lime.
I know some of you may be turning up your noses and saying “cabbage salsa?!” but bear with me. It’s good. Really good. It’s crunchy. It’s light. It’s fresh. It is a nice change from traditional canned salsa. And even a nice change from your traditional tomato based fresh salsa. And is FABULOUS on Shrimp Tacos.
Cabbage salsa is loaded with chopped cabbage, fresh tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro and lime. It’s the perfect way for me to enjoy a little me time.
Let’s talk about “me time” for a moment. I know you other parents out there can relate. Me time is few and far between, especially when your kids are little. But that just means that when you get it, you savor it a little bit more. It could be something as little as reading a few pages of a book. Watching an hour of trashy TV.
My chips n’ salsa time is my me time.
If I had to pick my favorite go to snack, it would hands down be chips and salsa. It is my favorite snack to grab when I get a second of mommy time. I sit down, open the chips and reach for the salsa and snack away.
It may only be 5 or 10 minutes, but it’s just the perfect amount of time to get the recharge that I need. And while I usually reach my favorite habanero salsa, sometimes I want things a little less spicy, a little more fresh and and little bit on the crunchy side. This Cabbage Salsa is just that.
It is so easy to make cabbage salsa. Simply chop the cabbage, onion, tomato and jalapeno. Then mix them with the remaining ingredients and you’re good to go. I do like to let the salsa chill for at least an hour so the that flavors have a chance to develop.
Whether you want to spoon this Cabbage Salsa over your favorite tacos or scoop up with homemade tortilla chips, you’re going to love this fresh twist on salsa.
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Note: This recipe was originally posted in 2015. It was updated with new photos, nutrition information in 2021.
Jenni LeBaronMay 7, 2019 at 12:21 pm
I also love a bit of crunch in my salsa, so I love that you’ve added cabbage for that texture. Awesome summer appetizer!
LoriMay 2, 2019 at 11:15 am
Where is the recipe? I don’t see it on your page anymore.
DesereeMay 2, 2019 at 3:04 pm
Oh shoot! I am not sure what happened! It’s in there now though :) Thank you for the tip that you couldn’t see it!
LoriMay 2, 2019 at 6:09 pm
Thank you!! I am so excited to try it!
RaelynOctober 3, 2018 at 9:31 pm
Can this be canned in a water bath? if so for how long? Thanks I love cabbage salsa
DesereeOctober 5, 2018 at 6:56 pm
Raelyn, I am not sure as I am not familiar with canning. I wish I could be of more help!
SeaJanuary 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm
I had all the ingredients and was a bit skeptical, but it turned out great! Great way to incorporate cheap and healthy green cabbage into a yummy snack. Thank you!
DesereeJanuary 13, 2018 at 9:31 pm
You are so welcome! It is one of our favorite ways to eat cabbage, it’s great on tacos too!
FlyOverCountryDecember 28, 2016 at 8:47 pm
Looking for a recipe for a salsa like what we used to get at a now-defunct Mexican restaurant in The Dalles a few years back. And THIS came up! This is it! We will enjoy!
And we also were there, enjoying Garth at the Moda. The man and his better half really put on an awesome show! We went not knowing what to expect, just that we knew a lot of his songs and it seemed like a good thing to be a part of, and we were gobsmacked!
Happy New Year!
Des @ Life's AmbrosiaDecember 29, 2016 at 8:52 pm
Happy New Year to you too! I am so happy to hear that this is the recipe you were looking for :) And it was such an awesome show wasn’t it?! I am so thankful that I got the chance to go, such an amazing performer!
LisaApril 18, 2015 at 9:13 am
I used a can of Rotel diced tomatoes as I had no fresh. Was wonderful!
Patricia ConteApril 17, 2015 at 6:39 pm
Ooo I love the “cabbage crunch!” Great way to changes things up – nice!
Sam @ PancakeWarriorsApril 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm
I gave never tried cabbage salads but I bet it would be perfect with shrimp or fish tacos!! Sounds awesome
Sheryl@Lady Behind the CurtainApril 17, 2015 at 4:15 pm
I love cabbage salsa! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Heather @FrenchPressApril 17, 2015 at 8:07 am
I love cabbage almost as much as I love snacking on chips and salsa – what a creative snack idea
Susan S. BradleyApril 17, 2015 at 6:54 am
I LOVE chips and salsa. I could make an entire meal out of just that. One of our favorite little Mexican restaurants serves a complementary cabbage salsa like this alongside the traditional salsa. We devour the slaw. So happy to find a recipe for this. :-)
LaurenApril 17, 2015 at 4:48 am
I’m loving this! It will be perfect with summer BBQ’s!
Taylor @ Food Faith FitnessApril 17, 2015 at 4:43 am
Garth Brooks! That must have been so fun! I am glad you got to get some you time!
And this salsa?! YES! I love how fresh and crunchy the cabbage is. Pinned!
Liz ThomsonApril 17, 2015 at 4:43 am
Chips and salsa is definitely one of my favorite snacks, too!
Lisa MarcAureleApril 17, 2015 at 4:30 am
I love cabbage an Garth! This salsa looks wonderful and fresh. Great idea.
Florian @ContentednessCookingApril 17, 2015 at 3:57 am
Beautiful salad! Healthy, refreshing and easy to make! I’m in!
Michelle BlackwoodApril 17, 2015 at 12:28 am
Des, this looks so refreshing and healthy. I can’t wait to make it !