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Red Cabbage Salad

red cabbage salad
One of my favorite dishes to make in the winter is red cabbage salad. This lightly cooked dish is flavorful and warming.


  • 1/2 red cabbage, chopped into small stick-like pieces
  • 1 green apple, peeled and chopped
  • 1/2 onion, red or yellow, chopped into small slices
  • 1/2 orange
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger root, chopped

In a wok-like saucepan, saute the onion in olive oil until translucent. Chop the apple into small cubes, discarding the core. Add the chopped ginger and chopped apple to the onions and saute for about five minutes. Add the chopped cabbage and squeeze the orange for its juice unto the cabbage mixture. Cook until the apples and cabbage are tender. Serve warm or room temperature.

Batya has a similar red cabbage dish posted on her site; hers includes a carrot. If you have made a similar dish, what variations have you tried?

Jewaicious says

I will have to try this delectable sounding delight.

Leora says

Hm, and I think it must be so common to eat red cabbage in this way! Hope you like the dish.

Ilana-Davita says

I have never eaten cooked red cabbage salad. I usually eat red cabbage hot with apples and smoked sausages or uncooked and grated in a salad.
If I get a red cabbage in my weekly basket I will try your own salad.

Leora says

I suppose eating it cooked with apples and sausage minus the sausage but plus ginger and fresh orange is sort of how this tastes.

I'd be curious to know how you find the dish. I make it about once a week in the winter.


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