Cooking with Aubrey

Napa Cabbage Salad with Toasted Almonds

I’m going to keep the summer salad recipes rolling your way. My CSA farm has wonderful crunchy Napa cabbage that is so tasty in this updated version of a Napa Cabbage Salad. I’ve cut out the butter and sugar common in many versions of this salad. I’ll let you decide if you want to add in Ramen noodles for the added crunch. This is a perfect salad to serve alongside a cookout or potluck gathering.

To find it at your local grocery store or farmer’s market, look a fairly large barrel shaped head with somewhat crinkly leaves. Napa cabbage, or Chinese cabbage, is a milder tasting version within the cabbage family. I like it best served raw in salads, such as this one.

Napa Cabbage Salad with Toasted Almonds


  • 1 medium Napa cabbage, sliced into thin slivers
  • 1 bunch of green onions, white and green portions sliced into thin rounds
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • (*Optional) 1 package of ramen noodles, broken into pieces


  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup ginger, grated
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Spread the almonds onto a large baking sheet and toast them in the oven, about 3-5 minutes. Remove when they are light brown. Transfer to a separate plate to cool.
  2. (*Optional) If you want to add ramen noodles, toast them in a similar manner. Once emptied of the almonds, add them to the baking sheet and toast the ramen for about 5 minutes until golden. Add them to the salad just before serving.
  3. Make the dressing by adding the ingredients to jar with a lid and shake well.
  4. Add the cabbage, green onions, blueberries and almonds to a large serving bowl. Top with the dressing and serve.


Aubrey Schultz

Aubrey Schulz is a certified nutrition and triathlon coach with Get Out N Play. She works with clients to help them reach their nutritional and athletic goals, in the kitchen, out on the road and in the water! Read below for details about her training program for the Portsmouth Half Marathon in 2018.  Plus she's knowledgeable about how essential oils can boost your wellness and fitness. You can reach her at

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