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A citrus cabbage salad with grapefruit, blood oranges, cabbage, avocado, and sunflower seeds in a white bowl styled on a pink napkin on a gray surface.

5 ingredient Citrus Cabbage Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

This citrus cabbage salad has only 5 ingredients and will take only minutes to prepare. It is bursting with bright citrus flavor from the grapefruit and tangy lemon poppyseed dressing!
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cabbage salad, cabbage salad with grapefruit and avocado, Citrus cabbage salad, easy salad, grapefruit avocado salad, grapefruit cabbage salad, lemon poppyseed, lemon poppyseed dressing, lemon poppyseed salad dressing, summer salad, winter cabbage salad, winter easy salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 -10 servings
Calories: 162kcal
Author: Sam Adler


  • 10 oz bag shredded green cabbage or 1 small head cabbage chopped
  • 1 large grapefruit peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 1 blood or navel orange peeled and sliced into rounds
  • 2 avocados diced
  • ¼ salted sunflower seeds
  • For the lemon poppyseed dressing
  • cup olive oil
  • 2 medium size lemons juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup poppyseed


  • In a large serving bowl, combine all the salad ingredients.
  • In a jar or even a medium size tupperware with a lid, combine the salad dressing ingredients and shake or whisk till combined.
  • Pour over the salad and toss.


  • This salad can be made a day in advance
  • You can slice the grapefruit and oranges any way you want, I just think they look pretty in rounds!
  • Red cabbage is a great substitute for green cabbage if you don't have it.


Nutrition Facts
5 ingredient Citrus Cabbage Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 12g
Sodium 62mg3%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.