This Savoy Cabbage Salad combines fresh, crunchy savoy cabbage with corn, peas and a creamy healthy ranch dressing.

If you love salads with cabbage, also try my favorite 5 minute easy coleslaw, Asian salad and this healthy coleslaw.

closeup of savoy cabbage salad with dill

Some of my favorite salads have come from an almost empty fridge and a bit of imagination just like this creamy savoy cabbage salad.

Savoy cabbage slaw takes just minutes to prepare and is filled with the fresh flavors of peas and sweet corn, crunchy texture from the cabbage, and a creamy dressing that is surprisingly healthy packed with fresh dill.

It came out light, creamy and healthy!

Though, if you’re looking for a slaw minus the creamy element, then check out recipes for a mango slaw, vinegar based coleslaw, Ukrainian dill coleslaw, and peanut slaw!

Ingredients for Savoy Cabbage Salad

  • Savoy cabbage: Savoy should be available in more grocery stores and the local farmer’s markets June-August. You can even create this savoy cabbage salad with a combination of savoy and red cabbage for extra color and flavor.
  • Corn: You can use canned corn, cooked corn, or even frozen corn. I love how the corn adds sweetness to the dish that complements the peas and cabbage wonderfully.
  • Peas: Fresh or frozen peas. I wouldn’t recommend canned peas.
  • Yogurt: You can use either plain yogurt or Greek yogurt with 2%+ fat. If you use Greek yogurt, you’ll need an extra couple of tablespoons of water or milk to thin it out.
  • Vinegar: You can use white vinegar, white wine vinegar, or even apple cider vinegar.
  • Herbs and spices: I use a combination of fresh dill, onion powder, one small grated garlic clove, salt and pepper.

How to Make Savoy Cabbage Salad 

All you need to prepare this savoy cabbage salad is just three simple steps and a few minutes of your time.

shredded savoy cabbage on cutting board

Shred the savoy cabbage: First, cut the head of the savoy cabbage in half. Then working on one half at a time, start slicing the edge of the head into thin strips with a sharp knife or use a mandoline.

Don’t feel too much pressure to slice super thin as the savoy cabbage is much easier to shred than regular cabbage and more tender to eat.

healthy ranch dressing in bowl with fork

Prepare the healthy ranch dressing: In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, vinegar, dill, garlic, onion powder, and salt and pepper. Mix well and then set aside.

savoy cabbage, peas, corn, green onion and healthy ranch in blue bowl

Assemble the savoy cabbage salad: Add the cabbage, corn and peas to a large bowl and pour the dressing over it. Gently toss with tongs to combine.

savoy cabbage salad with ranch dressing in blue bowl

Allow savoy cabbage slaw to marinate: Once prepared, allow the salad to marinate in the fridge for a couple of hours for the ultimate delicious side dish. During that time, the cabbage will slightly soften and the flavors will meld and marinate.

Tips for Best Results and Variations

Here are my top tips for the best savoy cabbage salad and fun additions.

  • For the creamier sauce: You can add 1-2 tablespoons of mayonnaise to the ranch dressing for a creamier sauce.
  • Keep a little sauce to the side: If you plan on making savoy cabbage salad to serve over several days, it can be a good idea to keep a little of the dressing stored separately to mix into the dish just before serving.
  • Please don’t use dried dill: If you need to substitute fresh dill, then go for fresh parsley instead. You can also reduce the amount of fresh herbs to 1/4 cup, if preferred. I also used green onions to garnish.
  • Add vegetables: If you want to make this salad into even more of a savoy cabbage slaw, you could include grated carrot and thinly sliced red onion or white onion.
  • Turn it into Thai savoy cabbage slaw: Change the dressing to contain cilantro instead of dill and add a little lime juice instead of the vinegar. You could also add some thinly sliced chilies and peanuts.
  • Other additions: Feel free to experiment with adding crumbled feta cheese, finely diced bell pepper, tomatoes, avocado, or even sweet ingredients like raisins, apple, or mandarin oranges.

What to Serve Savoy Cabbage Salad With?

You can serve this savoy cabbage salad in similar ways to any slaw, including pairing with fish and other seafood, burgers, and more. Here are just a few suggestions of dishes to pair it with.

FAQs

What is savoy cabbage?

Savoy cabbage looks like a green cabbage but with super crinkly leaves. Unlike green cabbage, it is lighter and more tender (perfect for eating raw) yet it’s still packed with the amazing cancer-fighting properties of other cabbage varieties. It also contains a high level of vitamin C.

Can I use other cabbage for this salad recipe?

Yes. You can also use red cabbage or green cabbage instead.

Can you freeze the savoy cabbage salad?

No. Cabbage is one of those ingredients that doesn’t freeze well as it will impact the texture of the veggie and become mushy and unpleasant.

Can I make it ahead?

You can prepare savoy cabbage salad for up to 3 days ahead, if you refrigerate vegetables covered in a bowl and add dressing before serving.

How long does savoy cabbage salad last?

Refrigerate dressed salad in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.

More Healthy Creamy Salad Recipes

If you enjoy this creamy savoy cabbage salad then you might like some of the below salads that have a creamy sauce!

You may also enjoy browsing through my entire collection of healthy salad recipes for more inspiration!

savoy cabbage salad with peas, corn and ranch dressing
savoy cabbage salad

Savoy Cabbage Salad

This Savoy Cabbage Salad combines fresh, crunchy savoy cabbage with corn, peas and a creamy healthy ranch dressing.
5 from 30 votes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 113
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients 
 

For the Salad:

  • 1 lb savoy cabbage (4 cups) finely shredded
  • 2 cups corn canned, cooked or frozen (thawed)
  • 1 cup peas fresh or frozen (thawed)

For the Ranch Dressing:

Instructions 

  • In a small bowl, add yogurt, water (if using Greek yogurt), vinegar, dill, garlic, onion powder, salt and pepper. Stir well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add savoy cabbage, corn and peas.
  • Pour dressing over vegetables, gently toss with tongs until combined.
  • Best served cold.

Notes

  • Make ahead: You can prepare savoy cabbage salad for up to 3 days ahead, if you refrigerate vegetables covered in a bowl and add dressing before serving.
  • Store: Refrigerate dressed salad in an airtight container for up to 48 hours.
  • Savoy Cabbage: You can even create this salad with a combination of savoy and red cabbage for extra color and flavor. 
  • Corn: You can use canned, cooked, or even frozen (and thawed) corn.
  • Peas: Once again, feel free to use fresh or frozen. I wouldn’t recommend canned.
  • Yogurt: You can use either plain natural yogurt or Greek yogurt (2%+ fat). If you use Greek yogurt, you’ll need an extra couple of tablespoons of water or milk to thin it a little.
  • Vinegar: You can use white vinegar, white wine vinegar, or even apple cider vinegar.
  • Herbs and spices: Do not use dried dill. If you need to substitute the dill, then go for parsley instead. Green onion can be used for garnish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 113kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 328mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So glad I found your recipe! I wasn’t sure what to do with some savoy I had on hand and this will be a regular summer salad on our table! I used some frozen Mexican roasted corn and I had to improvise on the dressing, but it was fantastic! We had it as a side to smash burgers and hubby said it was a better accompaniment than fries!

  2. 5 stars
    Very delicious. I could not get fresh dill as everyone is buying it out as it is canning season. I added small bites of cauliflower also and it was very good. Didn’t need the dill at all

    1. Awesome! Time to start the garden.:) Just kidding. Glad you enjoyed it! I love dill so much in everything, highly recommend to try when everyone is done canning.

  3. 5 stars
    This salad is outstanding!! I actually have shared it with so many – telling them where to find it. My hubby & LOVE it!! Thank you!!!

  4. 5 stars
    I followed the recipe exactly except for: lol
    Used a fresh head of cabbage out of my garden
    Fresh ear of corn from the same garden
    Added a couple of tablespoons of salsa to the ranch dressing
    and used a can of rinsed black beans instead of peas because I are serving it with a Mexican pizza for dinner tonight.
    Your recipe was a fun starting point!

  5. 5 stars
    Hubby and I really enjoyed this! I used FF Faje Greek Yogurt and added about a tbs of Hellman’s Real Mayo to give it a little fat. Didn’t miss the fat at all. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 5 stars
    Love love love this salad! We grow a lot of cabbage and this year we planted savoy by mistake. Not a mistake any more. I’ll always buy it. I needed new ways to use cabbage besides sauerkraut, coleslaw, etc etc, I’ve taken this salad to social gatherings and everybody wants the recipe!

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