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napa cabbage slaw in a bowl

Easy Napa Cabbage Slaw Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Make this napa cabbage slaw recipe in just 15 minutes! Whenever I make napa slaw, I get asked for the recipe! It’s the perfect side to grilled or bbq meats.


  • 1 medium head of napa cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt 
  • pinch black pepper


  1. Prep ingredients:
    Thinly slice cabbage and onion.
    Mince garlic. 
  2. Layer napa cabbage, onions, and blue cheese in serving bowl and chill until serving.
  3. Whisk together garlic, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, celery seed, sea salt, and pepper until emulsified. 
  4. Toss dressing with cabbage and chill for 5-10 minutes before serving.


  • Feel free to swap apple cider vinegar for a white wine or white balsamic vinegar. 
  • Make and store the napa slaw dressing in a small jar, simply add all of the ingredients, cover, and shake until emulsified. 

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