Homemade Cabbage Salsa Recipe — 58 Comments

  1. I’m glad to find this recipe. My husband and I lived in Nevada for a year and used to eat a delicious cabbage salsa in Fallon. It was our first experience with this (we’re from Texas) but it was the best of any kind of salsa we ate while living there.

    • Hahaha that is exactly why I looked for this recipe as well. I loved la fiestas cabbage salsa!!!! And I just moved here to Texas in December hahaha. That’s funny.

  2. I have never seen a salsa recipe nor a cabbage recipe like this before. I am intrigued and anxious to try it. I only make coleslaw with vinegar and oil dressing and usually add jalapeno so there is nothing in this salsa I wouldn`t like!

  3. Thanks for posting! Visalia is my hometown too and I LOVE El Rosal’s cabbage salsa. I live in Tennessee now, so I will definitely give this recipe a try!

  4. El Rosal opened for a short time in my home town of Bakersfield Ca. I am thrilled to find the recipe. I can’t wait to make this TODAY!

  5. Hi Sheryl, I am so happy to find this recipe. I love cabbage, I love salsa and I love El Rosal! I’m originally from Hanford, now I live in Maryland and boy do I miss the Mexican food out West. Thanks for posting.

    • Hi Phyllis! Even the Mexican food in Tucson is different then California. I ALWAYS make sure to visit El Rosal at least once while I’m in Visalia. No one does chips and salsa like they do! I’m glad you found the recipe too!

  6. We have an El Rosal here in MOdesto but they do not put cilantro or green onions in the cabbage salsa and they do put vinegar and a tad of oregano. The El Rosal in Riverbank is heavy on the oregano which is to strong for me so we always go to a specific restaurant in Modesto. We have more than one but prefer one over the others. We also have Damiens. Thanks for the recipe posting! Love the salsa!

    • The El Rosal in Riverbank has different owners and is completely different then the ones in Visalia, Ca. I hope you love the recipe as much as I do. 🙂

  7. I don’t know the name of the Mexican restaurant in Ely NV but thats where I had a cabbage salsa and loved it. Looked a few years ago and didn’t find one, this could be it, I can’t wait to try this.

  8. I lived in Visalia, CA for 25+ years. I moved to Woodland, CA two years ago with my son who is attending UC Davis. Kyle is an agriculture major and works part time at the student organic farm. A few times a year my son is required to brings ‘snacks’ for the Monday staff meeting. I was thinking that the El Rosal cabbage salsa recipe would be a great choice with chips and other homemade salsas. This morning I googled ‘Cabbage Salsa” and was pleasantly surprised to find your authentic El Rosal recipe. I just made the salsa and it is fabulous. Like you, I use to ask for a bowl of my own every time we ate at El Rosal. Thanks so much for this recipe.

  9. OMG… so happy to find this… lived in Modesto for years and ate at El Rosel and La Morenita but have moved to England (the land of NO MEXICAN FOOD). Cannot wait to make this.

  10. Awesome! I googled for this because I’m from Modesto and love El Rosal’s cabbage salsa and here it is! Now I have bookmarked this site. Thank you!

  11. I’m in Salem, OR and several Mexican restaurants here have the cabbage slaw salsa!! Love this stuff, can’t wait to make this recipe!!

  12. I made Chile Colorado that tastes just like El Rosal and was looking for a cabbage salsa to go with dinner! So glad to have found this, thank you!

  13. so glad i finally found this. i used to live in Merced, Ca and there was a restaurant that had cabbage salsa. i use to order it to go. i believe the restaurant was La Mordanitas (excuse my spelling lol. I live in Oregon now and cant find it anywhere. I am looking forward to making this. Thank you.

  14. I’ve been to a lot of Mexican Restaurant and El Rosal is the only place to serve cabbage salsa .l lived in Visalia early 90s when they opened up .it was are favorite and best Mexican Restaurant. I did forget the name until now thank you .but every time I make cabbage salsa I think of that place and good memories. Thanks for this recipe,I’m making now and mentioning El Rosal in Visalia . Good memories down there ??

  15. Hi! Visalian here too! Just wondering of you happen to have a copy cat green sauce from el rosal? It was my absolute favorite! I can never seem to get it quite right. Thanks again for posting!

    • Hi Parris, No I don’t but…..I’ll be visiting there in a few weeks. I’ll make sure to try it and see if I can figure it out.

  16. I can’t tell you my excitement in finding this recipe. I grew up in Visalia in the early 90’s. This was one of my favorite restaurants and I loved the cabbage slaw. Never found it anywhere else and I’ve lived all over the country now. Thank You thank you thank you!!!!

  17. So happy to find this recipe! Cooking for my brother on dialysis restrictions. Left out the salt. The heat from the jalapeños was perfect. My brother was happy (and the rest of the family). Thanks!

  18. Hi there , I lived in Visalia for a couple years and El Rosal was where I fell in love with cabbage salsa too. I’ve never had it anywhere else. My hubby is making tacos and this crossed my mind. So happy I found your recipe through google. Thank you for posting.

  19. Wow! Just Googled cabbage salsa as I moved to Arkansas from Visalia 2 yrs ago after living there for 57 yrs! Always asked for my own bowl from El Rosal and here in Arkansas we don’t get great Mexican food! Gonna try this!

  20. I live by Omaha, NE and I love our Azteca reatuarant that makes cabbage salsa. Never had it before, asked about the recipe and they gave ingredients, no proportions. My girlfriend told me what to Google because I was always looking for Mexican cabbage slaw. Certainly not the same. I have to ask though what is angel hair shredded cabbage? I feel like it’s very thinly sliced cabbage, but just checking. I am so excited to make this, thank you Sheryl so much!!

    • Hi Jodi, I’m so glad you found the recipe too! Yes, angel hair cabbage is finely shredded cabbage. If you can’t find it regular cabbage mix will work too. ENJOY!♥

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