I prepared this Purple Cabbage salad using the ingredients that I love to have in my salad. This is not a pure Sri Lankan recipe as purple cabbage is not a common vegetable in Sri Lanka. Instead, we can easily find other cabbages and we cook cabbage in different recipes such as cabbage curry or cabbage mallum.


Cabbage is with lots of health benefits. It has the ability of lowering cholesterol & also preventing cancer. Purple cabbage is another variety & the colour of purple indicates concentration of anthocyanin polyphenols which is beneficiary in many ways to human body. I found all these facts after reading about cabbage and its varieties such as purple cabbages over internet.


In Singapore I can easily buy purple cabbage. But, the truth is that I really don’t have any idea of cooking purple cabbages that match with Sri Lankan recipes or a dish that I can cook for a Sri Lankan meal.

Anyway I have a practice of making salads for our meal. Most of our meals include a salad. As I couldn’t find a recipe for a salad with purple cabbage which I can match with Sri Lankan meal I just tried my own Sri Lankan way of preparing a salad. Reminding Sri Lankan salads such as cucumber salad, I used lemon juice, onion and green chili for this salad too. Finally, it was an awesome dish which could add flavours to our meal.


Here is my recipe for 2 servings.

Recipe : Purple Cabbage Salad 

About ¼ of a medium size purple cabbage
1 onion sliced
1 green chilli/1 red chilli or green & red bell pepper
1 tbspn  lime  juice
½ tsp sugar
1 tsp vegetable/olive oil
Pepper to taste
Salt to taste

1 tbspn Rice wine (optional)

Purple Cabbage Salad
Wash & clean the cabbage.
Slice it.
Slice onion & chilli
Prepare the dressing by mixing lime juice, sugar, salt, rice wine, olive oil & pepper
In a bowl, mix sliced cabbage, onion & chilli together.
Then add the dressing & mix well.
Keep in the refrigerator about 1 hr.
It is ready to serve.
When it comes to serving, I wanted to decorate it. Usually I like to garnish salads.
With its purple appearance, I just thought of garnishing with the theme Halloween.

 Oh anyway I didn’t spend much time for garnishing.

Purple Cabbage Salad

Purple Cabbage Salad

I just used a half of a boiled carrot, a slice of tomato, round slices from green chili & a lettuce leaf.
This is my try of making a funny face with big eye balls on my salad plate.



Update: If you want to check more recipes with purple cabbage, check this roasted baby carrots and purple cabbage recipe or this purple cabbage rice recipe which I cooked lately.