Cabbage Salsa

Salsa with crunch…

Do you like your salsa to have a little extra crunch? Then a cabbage salsa is perfect for you. It takes what’s so good about homemade coleslaw and combines it with the heat and tang of spicy salsas. This is a great option as a barbecue side, and it’s a terrific alternative to fries with a burger.

The heat comes from mainly from jalapeño peppers, with a small kick from pepperoncini peppers. The pepperoncini supply more of the mildly spicy tang that’s so good about this salsa.

Cabbage Salsa

Cabbage Salsa

4 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 25 mins



  • Mix the cabbage, tomatoes, peppers, onion, and cilantro in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the garlic, vinegar, vegetable oil, and sugar and mix thoroughly. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pour the dressing over the chopped vegetables and mix thoroughly.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving for the best flavor.


If there is no pickled pepperoncini available, you can opt for another pickled pepper or swap out an additional jalapeño pepper. With the latter, you’ll gain in spice, but lose in tang.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on September 19, 2020 to include new content.
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