Napa Cabbage Salad with Lemon-Pistachio Vinaigrette

Napa Cabbage Salad with Lemon-Pistachio Vinaigrette

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"Tired of only finding napa cabbage recipes that use Asian seasonings and fried ramen noodles? This salad has a fresh zippy flavor and makes a nice accompaniment to baked fish or roasted chicken. Note: Pistachio oil is pricey and can be hard to find, so feel free to substitute walnut, hazelnut, or olive oil."


15 m servings 70 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 70 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.5g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 87 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon zest and lemon juice. Slowly drizzle in the pistachio oil, whisking constantly, until the dressing is mixed well.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together the sliced napa cabbage, sliced romaine lettuce, parsley and basil. Mix in the dressing, salt and pepper. Gently toss until dressing is distributed evenly. Top with chopped pistachios. Enjoy!
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  1. 7 Ratings


A great recipe to use as a base and incorporate ingredients I had on hand... I added a little honey to the olive oil/lemon juice dressing. Used a combo of napa cabbage and red leaf lettuce. A...

This was lovely! I'll admit that I doubled the dressing recipe and used peanut oil as I had no pistachio oil. But it was delicious and tasted great the next day.

This was okay--not bad at all, just not great. There just wasn't much to it. Like the previous reviewer, I doubled the dressing. The lemon was too much for me--I usually don't add sweetener to v...

This is now a family favorite. AT family gatherings we can number into the 30 and this salad is required for all gatherings. I've used rice vinegar instead of lemon juice, added cranberries an...

I had just bought a beautiful Napa cabbage at our farmer's market and this recipe looked like a perfect fit for it. I didn't have several ingredients on hand, so I did as a reviewer suggested a...

This was an ok salad for us. The flavors were nice, but kind of on the bland side for us. We did like the taste of the pistachio in the salad.

Simple, quick, fresh.