Ginger Cabbage Salad

November 11, 2022  Cambodian Chef Avatar
Ginger Cabbage Salad

Ginger Cabbage Salad is a delightful Khmer side dish that features crisp cabbage, carrot, and fresh ginger root, offering a delicious accompaniment to barbecue meat or grilled fish. This salad, popular in Khmer cuisine, is known for its ease of preparation, making it a convenient option for home cooks looking to enhance their meals with vibrant flavors and textures.

To create this flavorful dish, a tangy and savory dressing is made by mixing white vinegar with sugar, fish sauce, and salt in a small bowl. This dressing adds depth and balance to the salad. In a larger bowl, chopped cabbage, thinly sliced carrot, and fresh ginger root are combined, creating a colorful and crunchy mix of vegetables. The prepared vinegar sauce is then poured over the vegetables, ensuring an even coating and a harmonious integration of flavors.

The Ginger Cabbage Salad is left to marinate for a couple of hours before serving, allowing the vegetables to absorb the flavors of the dressing. This marination process enhances the overall taste of the salad. The dish is typically served with rice, making it a versatile side dish that complements various main courses. The simplicity of the recipe, coupled with the bold flavors, makes this salad a popular and accessible addition to Khmer meals, showcasing the culinary diversity of Khmer cuisine.


1/2 cup of white vinegar
4 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of fish sauce
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 head of cabbage, chopped an inch in length
2 large carrot, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 cup of fresh sliced ginger root

Directions to make Ginger Cabbage Salad

  1. In a small bowl, mix vinegar with sugar, fish sauce and salt together, mix well.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cabbage, carrot and ginger together, pour prepared vinegar sauce over, mix well and set a side for couple hours before serve.

Serve with rice

Related Recipe: Carrot and Daikon Relish

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 2

Calories Per Serving: 193

% Daily Value
Total Carbohydrate ‏45g 16%
Total Fat ‏1g 1%
Saturated Fat ‏1g 5%
Dietary Fiber ‏7g 25%
Protein ‏3g 6%
Sodium ‏1480mg 64%
Sugars ‏35g 70%


15 min


15 min




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