Citrusy Cabbage Salad with Cumin and Coriander

Colorful shredded cabbage salad with oranges and radishes and a zesty lime cumin coriander dressing!

Citrusy Cabbage Salad
Elise Bauer

Isn't it great that some of our most colorful fruits and vegetables come into season during the dreariest days of winter? Now is the time for citrus—oranges, lemons, limes.

My mother and I planted a lime tree several years ago and it has finally decided to produce limes. Mom has so many she can't give them away. Our orange trees are adorned and heavy with ripe fruit.

And cabbages! Festive red and green cabbages, my favorite winter vegetable because they're inexpensive, last for weeks (if not months) in the fridge, and they're so versatile—in a soup, blanched, braised, with pork, stuffed, or in salads like this one.

The inspiration for this slaw comes from a lamb taco recipe in Sunset magazine. They use lime juice as a dressing with cumin for the shredded cabbage that accompanies their tacos. I love the interplay of lime and cumin with cabbage.

In this version we are taking the idea a bit further and making a real salad of it, with oranges, radishes, chopped onion, cilantro, and some olive oil along with the lime juice, as well as coriander with the cumin. It's delicious!

Citrusy Cabbage Salad with Cumin and Coriander

Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 3 to 4 servings


  • 6 cups cabbage, red or green or both, thinly sliced

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 5 radishes, sliced

  • 2 large oranges, supremed (sectioned and membranes removed)

  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 3 tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed whole cumin seeds

  • 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine.

    Serve alone or as a side to chicken, fish, seafood, or pork. Great served in fish tacos or with pulled pork.

Citrusy Cabbage Salad
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
136 Calories
4g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3 to 4
Amount per serving
Calories 136
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 289mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 7g 24%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 145mg 727%
Calcium 163mg 13%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 663mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.