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Try Kathryn’s Totally Unexpected Cold Red Cabbage and Apple Salad!

Red Cabbage and Apple Salad

This cold Red Cabbage & Apple Salad is Sumptuous!

Red Cabbage & Apple Salad is total sweet & tart deliciousness!

And, totally different from any cabbage salad that you’ve ever had before! And, I guarantee it will win raves at your next potluck or family gathering! This red cabbage and apple salad is THAT good!

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Delicious Cabbage and Apple Salad

Tried & True Recipe

My friend, Kathryn, shared this red cabbage and apple salad recipe with me. I love recipes that friends have shared with one another. It means that they are family and friend tried-and-tested good!  So, when she sent me this amazing red cabbage and apple salad, I was thrilled!

She says it’s one of her best!  And, after I tried it, I totally understood why!

There two unique ingredients in this salad:

  • Dates:  I never would have thought to include chopped whole dates (not the ones coated in sugar) in a cold salad but it’s delicious and addicting!  So, watch out!
  • Almond Oil:  Almond oil has a light distinctive flavor.  It’s a necessary ingredient in this salad as I quickly found out.  I tried other oils in its place and the salad was not nearly as good. If your local grocery store does not carry almond oil, you can order it from Amazon.

One quick note on the apples.

We all know that apples have limited staying power once cut. Kathryn’s recipe suggested buying apples that are slow to brown. That was a new concept for me – I thought all apples browned the same. So, I did a bit of research and found this great article on http://healwithfood.org. The article names ten apples that aren’t genetically engineered not to brown as fast:

  • Cameo (sweet-tart with firm and crisp flesh)
  • SnowSweet (pleasant, predominantly sweet flavor)
  • Cortland (sweet with a hint of tartness)
  • Empire (sweet, with a touch of tartness)
  • Gala (extra-sweet, crisp)
  • Gold Rush (tart)
  • Ginger Gold (sweet tart and very crisp)

I also read an article on http://wikihow.com that swears that if you soak sliced apples in water and lemon juice (1 T lemon to 1 cup of water) for 3 – 5 minutes, they will keep their color fresher longer. Hmm, I may try that!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy this unique salad and look forward to your feedback.  And, while you’re here, check out the broccoli and mushroom salad.  It’s another good recipe!

Happy Cooking!

Maria

Kathie and her sweet Mom
Kathryn and her sweet Mom in Florida!  Thanks Kath!

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Kathryn's Totally Unexpected Red Cabbage & Apple Salad
This salad is the perfect potluck dish. It's simple to make; it's healthy and the sweet tartness is totally unexpected!
Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
Course Salads
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
1/2 cup servings
Ingredients
Salad
Dressing
Course Salads
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
1/2 cup servings
Ingredients
Salad
Dressing
Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
Instructions
  1. In skillet, over med-low heat, toast pecans, stirring often, until browned and fragrant. About 10 minutes (Browning is optional)
    Red Cabbage and Apple Salad
  2. Quarter cabbage lengthwise, then slice along the length, as if SHAVING the cabbage. You can use a mandolin. The trick is to slice the cabbage super thinly so the dressing can soften.
    Red Cabbage
  3. Toss cabbage with apples, dates, cilantro and shallots.
  4. In small bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper. Pour over salad
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