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Spicy Shredded Napa Cabbage Salad


A red chile mixed into this crunchy salad provides the perfect amount of heat (in flavor, not temperature).

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Martha Stewart Living, July 2010


  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 red chile, such as red Thai, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 head napa cabbage, shredded (6 cups)
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh, cilantro


  1. Combine lemon juice and chile slices in a bowl. Pour in oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Toss together cabbage, scallions, and cilantro in a large bowl. Just before serving, drizzle with dressing, and season with salt and pepper; toss.

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