Cabbage Salsa Recipe

Today we wanted to share a recipe for cabbage salsa. You might be wondering what cabbage salsa is?  It might also surprise you to learn that you’ve most likely had this at your favorite Mexican restaurant. 

Cabbage salsa is often served as an appetizer at Mexican restaurants.  It is typically served in a small bowl alongside beans and salsa. This cabbage salsa is usually served with chips as an appetizer before your food arrives.   

Not only can this cabbage salsa be eaten along with chips but can also be used to top tacos or burritos.  It is especially delicious in fish tacos where you want that healthy crunch.  You can use this cabbage salsa in place of regular lettuce or cabbage as the greens on your Mexican dish. 

This cabbage salsa can’t be any easier to make.  You can start off with a head of cabbage and shred it yourself in a food processor or by hand.  Or you can simply get a bag of shredded cabbage or coleslaw mix to make it even easier on yourself.  You then chop up the other veggies and add the remaining ingredients and you have made yourself some cabbage salsa.  It is best to make this salsa several hours ahead of time so all the flavors have time to develop. 

Cabbage Salsa

The best alternative to regular salsa with more crunch and tastes great with chips or in place of those greens. 

Cuisine Mexican
Author Sunup to Sundown


  • 6 cups shredded cabbage (one small-medium head of cabbage)
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1-2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup lime or lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 red pepper, diced (optional)
  • 1 avocado, cubed (optional)
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, diced (optional)


  1. Chop or shred vegetables.  Then combine all vegetables.

  2. Prepare the remaining ingredients and add to the bowl. 

  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least a couple hours. 

  4. Serve alongside beans and salsa with chips or as the greens on your taco or burrito. 

We encourage you to try this recipe for yourself. You will be surprised and amazed at how well it’ll go alongside any of your favorite Mexican dishes.  This recipe comes together so easy and is an excellent staple to have prepared in your fridge. In addition, this cabbage salsa keeps well for several days in the fridge if it can last that long without being eaten in your house.

We would love to hear what you think about this recipe.  Please let us know in the comments below.  Let us know what you served your cabbage salsa with.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting Sunup to Sundown!  We’ll be back soon with another recipe or update regarding our garden or our journey to becoming more self-reliant.

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