Cabbage Salsa |  One of a kind salsa made with angel hair shredded cabbage, green chiles and more.  This salsa is outstanding on any Mexican dish but really shines simply served with a big basket of chips.

Cabbage Salsa |  One of a kind salsa made with angel hair shredded cabbage, green chiles and more.

This recipe is a nod to my home town Visalia Ca.  There is a locally owned Mexican Restaurant;  El Rosal.  I have been to many Mexican Restaurants and this is the only one that serves Cabbage Salsa.  I usually order my own bowl!  Who goes to a Mexican Restaurant not just for the food but because they have the BEST chips and salsa?  I DO that’s who!  Whenever I’m in town it is always on my list of places to eat.  For those of you whom have actually eaten there and know about their cabbage salsa I will warn you that my version is not as hot as theirs.  Why?  Because I’m a wimp when it comes to hot foods.  So if you want to pump up the heat replace the diced green chiles with diced pickled jalapenos and then you’ll feel the heat.

Cabbage Salsa


  • 1 (10 ounce) bag angel hair shredded cabbage, chopped
  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 roma tomato, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh jalapeno, seeded, finely diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. In large bowl stir together the cabbage, chiles, tomato, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  2. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator overnight.

Cabbage Salsa |  One of a kind salsa made with angel hair shredded cabbage, green chiles and more.





Cabbage Salsa — 17 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. 🙂

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