Kimchi Salad Aka Quick Kimchi

Total Time
10 mins
28 mins

Traditional Korean kimchi requires long preparation many steps. This recipe brings all the great flavors of the classic to a dish which is quick and easy to prepare. A word of caution, while kimchi improves over time, this version does not so don not let it rest for longer than stated.

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  1. Combine cabbage, garlic and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring once or twice, until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, oil, ginger, salt, sugar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl.
  3. Add the cabbage, scallions and carrot to the bowl and toss to combine. Refrigerate for about 25 minutes before serving.
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4 5

I really enjoyed this. I didn't cook my cabbage long enough to get really soft and I liked that it still had a bit of crunch to it. The flavors are wonderful.

4 5

This is very tasty. It's easy to prepare, low in fat, calories and sodium. Just what I like. I did double the pepper flakes because we enjoy the added heat. Made as posted. This will be made again. I served it with Ww Core Mongolian Beef. Thanks for posting. Made for PAC Fall 2008 :)

Nice because it is quick, and the uncooked carrot adds a little crunch. I used regular cabbage, with extra water to get enough moisture for a boil. The taste was very middle of the road. I would increase the vinegar and pepper next time.