Asian Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad

Asian Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad

It’s the time of the year when we are craving crunchy, light, fresh, salads more and more. My grandson, Johnathan, recently left us to serve the people in Guatemala City for two years.  We held a special family farewell party to honor him, and he asked me to make an Asian slaw he loves, Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad.  It’s full of bright vegetables, dried cranberries, and roasted ramen noodles, sesame seeds, almonds, and then tossed with a delicious sesame dressing.

Crunchy and bright, Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad, is full of fresh veggies, craisins, ramen noodles, sesame seeds, and almonds. Toss with a delicious sesame dressing for a sweet and savory, soon to be favorite treat!
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Asian Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad

I love this salad and make it often.  It stands on it’s own, or add some grilled or rotisserie chicken to make a main dish meal. It’s super healthy and just so crunchy and filled with tangy flavors.

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Begin by heating the oven to 425 degrees.  Spread the crumbled ramen noodles, sesame seeds, and almonds on baking sheet. Roast for 5 minutes, stir and toss them a little and return them to the oven for 3 more minutes until they are light golden brown and toasted looking.  All ovens aren’t the same, so please watch so that they don’t burn.  Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad | cheerykitchen.com
Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad | cheerykitchen.com
Slice the broccoli into bite size pieces.  I like to use my 11 cup food processor to finely slice the cabbage. Slice the green onions and combine all the veggies together. Add the dried cranberries too.
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To make the Asian Sesame Vinaigrette, combine sesame oil, vegetable oil, honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, salt, and pepper.  Whisk it all really well, or I love to use my hand blender.
Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad
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Crunchy and bright, Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad is fresh and healthy. Add toasted ramen noodles, sesame seeds, and sliced almonds and a tangy sweet dressing for one sensational salad!
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Asian
Serves: 12 servings
Ingredients
For Salad
  • 1 package ramen noodles, crumbled, (discard seasoning packet)
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • 4 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 pound of broccoli crowns, sliced into bite size pieces
  • ½ of a head of cabbage, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries, (I used craisins)
For Asian Sesame Vinaigrette
  • ⅓ cup sesame oil
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • ⅔ cup rice vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spread the crumbled ramen noodles, sesame seeds, and sliced almonds on a baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes, until the noodles and almonds are slightly golden brown and toasted. Remove from the oven and give them a good toss and then return them for about 3 more minutes. Remember oven temps vary, so watch carefully so as not to burn. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Combine broccoli, cabbage, green onions, and cranberries in a large salad bowl.
  4. Combine all the dressing ingredients together and whisk to combine, or use a hand blender.
  5. Add ramen noodles, sesame seeds, and almonds to the veggies and cranberries and toss with the dressing.
  6. Serve and keep any leftovers refrigerated. It's good for 2 or 3 days! Enjoy.

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About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

81 Comments

  1. ROBERT LEE

    I like this dish!!! It looks really healthy and something I can eat and find tasty. Thank you for sharing this.

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    • Alison

      After all these yummy recipes a salad was due, right? 🙂

      Reply
  2. riley

    This looks so delicious! My family loves broccoli ! Will have to try this out!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks! Yes, it is a perfect recipe to change up the normal uses of broccoli!

      Reply
  3. travelingmind2anywhere

    This looks yummilicious! But I would substitute ramen noodles with vermicelli instead.

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    • Alison

      Thanks! That is a great suggestion. I will have to try that one time!

      Reply
  4. Sherryl Wilson

    I bet this Broccoli Cabbage Cranberry Salad is amazing! Add a little chicken and you have an entree. Love dishes that are multi-purpose!

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  5. Kelly

    This looks so yummy and refreshing! We have a similar recipe in my family where we also add in slivered almonds and a special ginger sauce that only my mom knows (she won’t ever share!).

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    • Alison

      Secret recipes are my favorite and always the most delicious! Tell her to write it in a sealed envelope for you to have one day! 🙂

      Reply
  6. Elle Strange

    The moment I saw the picture of the dish or how it looks like, all I think of is that “My mom would surely love this!”
    She loves salad, any variants, specially veggies. I am gonna suggest this to her! Good job! 😀

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    • Alison

      Thanks so much! I hope she likes it!

      Reply
  7. Paddy

    What a simply light and delicious looking salad!! Crunchy broccoli is fantastic in a salad, cranberries for that little tang of fruitiness complementing the greens perfectly. And highly nutritious with the broccoli and cabbage. That would be a real winner at the summer BBQ’s. And your photos are simply amazing.

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    • Alison

      Thank you so much! You are spot-on about the flavors! Also Renée is a pretty amazing photographer!

      Reply
      • Bismah

        This looks so delicious! Broccoli is one of my favorite vegetables that I like to include in various recipes.

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        • Alison

          I am so glad you like it! It really makes our day!

          Reply
  8. Prerna Sinha

    Just what I needed for my evening meal. Have been meaning to try a new salad and this sounds delicious. Thanks :)!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Glad I could help!

      Reply
  9. Sheetal

    Yum .. the pictures are drooling . can’t wait to try this one. thanks for the share 🙂

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Sheetal!

      Reply
  10. Sabine

    It looks very yummyyy and I like the fresh vegetables together. Something new to me with the broccoli, but I love that vegetable. I’m not a big fan of ramen, but that could be easily replaced with something else right? Great receipe.

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    • Alison

      Hi, Sabine! Yes, the ramen could definitely be replaced with chow mein noodles. Thanks for coming!

      Reply
  11. Imogen Clegg

    I have never tried an asian salad, but this looks really good! I love having a few different textures in a salad, I may have to experiment with it this weekend 🙂 Also your photography is gorgeous!

    Reply
    • Alison

      It is definitely worth making! It is one of my favorites!

      Reply
  12. Amy Scott

    Now this I have to pin. I’m not a huge lover of veggies but broccoli, I genuinely love. I just feel so smug consuming something so healthy and also enjoying it lol

    Reply
    • Alison

      I totally know what you mean! I am the same way! 🙂

      Reply
  13. yemisi femi-pius

    This definitely look yummy and very healthy too. Thanks for sharing

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Yemisi! It is a great lunch!

      Reply
  14. Mary Ann

    This looks great and easy to make, I will try it! Is your grandson LDS? Good for him for taking two years to serve!

    Reply
  15. Kerry

    I have a salad nearly everyday day for lunch, I think when you mix them up and try different things they are so yummy and I never get sick of them. Will need to give this a try, this week I’ve been having chicken with my salad so will try this next week, thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. Sara

    The dish looks so healthy and fresh, and it can be made in less than 30 mins; that’s a huge plus! Just pinned!

    Reply
  17. Debbie-jean Lemonte

    Alison, I’m convinced you can see through the computer and know that I’ve been trying to eat healthy. So you created a dish I needed just in time for my midday snack. Haha! I love it and It’s on my list of things to eat this week. I might just snap a pic and tag you to it.

    <3

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  18. Tiina A

    I love to eat salads for lunch and dinner as swell, but lately i have stick to easy omelets as I run out of great salad ideas. This is something I have to try. It might be difficult to find dried cranberries here but i think that salad will be delicious even without them. Yummy 🙂

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    • Alison

      You could definitely sub them for raisins or leave them out. You would still get the rest of the flavors and it would be great!

      Reply
  19. Nya

    The pictures are so perfect, and the dish looks yummy. This is definitely something I’d enjoy trying, thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Nya! I am glad you like it!

      Reply
  20. Roy Miller

    This looks like it would be good. My daughter-in-law would love this. I will have to give her the recipe. I have found that i like dried cranberries in salads too. Thank you for sharing.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Roy, I love dried cranberries in salads, too! They can make a meal! Glad you liked it!

      Reply
  21. Nicole Nemeth

    What a delicious looking recipe! Everything about it looks amazing!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Nicole! It is a big favorite around here!

      Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Garf! Hopefully, this gives you another option! Good luck on your diet!

      Reply
  22. Andrea

    This looks really good – and since I got broccoli on sale at Stop & Shop – and the recipe looks VERY easy to make 🙂

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  23. Jacqui Odell

    This sounds really yummy!! I love having broccoli and cabbage!

    Reply
    • Alison

      It is so easy you will want it added to your meal list! Perfect to throw together!

      Reply
  24. Liz Mays

    Those veggies sound really good. I love the hint of sweetness from the dried cranberries too!

    Reply
  25. Argell Sednaoui

    The best of this delicious salad is that it is Vegan!!! Fresh made salads are the best, specially if you prepare you own saldas. This recipe it’s mouth watering.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Argell! I love fresh made salads too! It feels so much better and I love knowing all the ingredients that go into it!

      Reply
  26. Aan

    This salad looks so refreshing and healthy. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

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    • Alison

      Ana, I am so glad you like it! It does feel light on your stomach which is perfect for lunch!

      Reply
    • Alison

      It is so simple to make but tastes and looks a lot more complex!

      Reply
  27. Barely Vegan

    This is definitely something I would eat. I love the flavors you use in this recipe…salty and savory with the sweet cranberries! YAAAS!

    Reply
    • Alison

      I am so glad you like it! Your recipes are always so beautiful!

      Reply
  28. Nicole Escat

    This is my kind of my diet. I love eating healthy foods like this. It’s really fantastic.

    Reply
    • Alison

      And it tastes fantastic! That is the best way to eat healthy food!

      Reply
  29. Julie Syl Kalungi

    I love a good crunchy salad. I love salad and this one is definitely worth a try.

    Reply
    • Alison

      I do, too! Try it out!

      Reply
  30. suchi

    you always make me hungry with your gorgeous pics and recipes… i am definitely trying this!

    Reply
  31. Agnes

    Looks delicious! will put this on my to try list

    Reply
  32. Me-An Clemente

    It’s healthy and it looks yummy. If I only have an oven and we have fresh cranberries in our country, I would definitely try this. You’re good in making recipes 🙂 Thumbs up!

    Reply
  33. Fred Erick

    I love healthy recipes like this. Cabbage and broccoli are my favorite veggies. I will try this recipe. It looks healthy and delicious.

    Reply
  34. Eugenia

    I love healthy food, this salad recipe is simply amazing! I adore broccoli and I always keep some in the fridge! Pinned the recipe!

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    • Alison

      Thanks, Eugenia! We love broccoli too!

      Reply
  35. Julie Syl Kalungi

    I love a good crunchy salad. I always make sure to stock up on broccoli. We love this veggie!

    Reply
    • Alison

      I do, too! The crispiness make the salad in my opinion!

      Reply
  36. Karen

    Yummmm!!! I love Asian inspired dishes. This looks absolutely delicious. I know what I’m having for dinner!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks, Karen! We are so glad you like it!

      Reply
    • Alison

      Hi Janella! Yes, this is perfect for summer!

      Reply
  37. tara

    This looks very healthy and yummy! Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks, Tara! Doesn’t it look great for a lunch?

      Reply
  38. Ming

    I showed this to my husband because I know he likes brocolli and he wanted to try to recipe inmediately! Thanks for sharing.
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  39. Laura H

    Wow I never would have thought of mixing these ingredients together! I love asian style cooking and this is unique so I’ll bear this in mind 🙂

    Reply
  40. Psychic Nest

    Hi Renée and Alison,

    Thank you so much for this amazing salad! When I am super busy, I usually make a similar salad with broccoli and cabbage by adding olive oil, red vinaigrette, slices of garlic and salt. Now I am really tempted to make this one, the cranberries look fantastic and I bet they give a wonderful flavor to the salad!

    ZARIA
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  41. KatR

    I will definitely be trying this recipe! I LOVE all of the ingredients. I have never thought of toasting ramen noodles! What an interesting twist!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Thanks Kat, we sure hope you like this crunchy, fresh, salad!

      Reply
    • Renée

      So glad you like it Chhavi, thanks!

      Reply

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