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Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad with Citrus Dressing

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Red cabbage salad

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

4 as a side salad

This delicious, fresh and healthy red cabbage salad will only take 10-minutes to prep.

This delicious, crunchy red cabbage salad with a juicy, citrus dressing is refreshing, easy, and perfect for a spring or summer BBQ. This cabbage salad has the added benefits of prunes and can be entirely customized based on your favorite salad ingredients, or what you have in the fridge.

Red cabbage salad

Why you’ll love this red cabbage salad:

  • Quick: Make this cabbage salad in only 10-minutes
  • Healthy: Full of whole, easy-to-find, fresh ingredients that deliver on the health benefits
  • Fresh: This salad is so refreshing and delicious

Ingredient Notes:

Prunes: California prunes are so good for you! They are a good source of fiber, filled with vitamins and minerals (including potassium, iron, and retinol), and are known for so much more like:

  • Improves vision due to being a high source of vitamin A
  • Is a powerhouse of antioxidants (they’re even higher in antioxidants than blueberries)
  • Keep your heart healthy due to the potassium in prunes
  • Research shows that a serving of about 5 California prunes may help slow and prevent bone loss
  • Promotes healthy hair with iron
  • Assists in healthy skin
Ingredients for red cabbage salad

How to make red cabbage salad:

  1. Make the dressing by combining all of the citrus dressing ingredients and whisk together or shake together in a mason jar or container.
  2. Add the cabbage to a bowl or salad platter and drizzle about half of the dressing over top, massage the dressing into the cabbage, using salad spoons to kind of mix it / press the dressing into the cabbage.
  3. Add the cooked quinoa, walnuts, prunes and the rest of the dressing and toss to combine. Top with blue cheese and cilantro and serve. Taste and adjust with more salt and pepper if desired.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Can you eat red cabbage raw in a salad? Red cabbage is easy to add to your diet. You can put it in soups, stews, salads, and coleslaw. It’s great raw, steamed, sauteed, and fermented.

What is the best way to eat red cabbage? You can make and eat cabbage in many ways (as mentioned above) but it retains the most nutrients when it’s eaten raw. That doesn’t mean though that it’s not still highly nutritious when cooked.

How long does red cabbage last in the fridge? Store in an airtight container in the fridge. Once dressed, cabbage will save for 3-4 days, and slightly longer when not dressed.

Is pickled red cabbage healthy? Definitely! Cabbage contains vitamin C, magnesium, fiber, and potassium, to name a few. You can even pickle it in raw apple cider vinegar for even more added benefits.

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Red cabbage salad

Crunchy Red Cabbage Salad with Citrus Dressing

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This delicious, fresh and healthy red cabbage salad will only take 10-minutes to prep.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salads
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 4 as a side salad
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/4 cups cooked quinoa
  • 3 cups thinly sliced purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 10-12 dried California Prunes, chopped
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

For the citrus dressing

Instructions
 

  • Make the dressing by combining all of the citrus dressing ingredients and whisk together or shake together in a mason jar or container.
  • Add the cabbage to a bowl or salad platter and drizzle about half of the dressing over top, massage the dressing into the cabbage, using salad spoons to kind of mix it / press the dressing into the cabbage.
  • Add the cooked quinoa, walnuts, prunes and the rest of the dressing and toss to combine. Top with blue cheese and cilantro and serve. Taste and adjust with more salt and pepper if desired.

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Notes

  • If you don’t have maple syrup you can substitute with honey in the dressing.
  • You can also use orange juice from the can or carton in the dressing instead of fresh-squeezed.
  • This salad would also be delicious served as a side dish for a barbecue dinner.
  • Not a fan of blue cheese? Try feta or goat cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 445kcal | Carbohydrates: 34.7g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 32.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15.9g | Cholesterol: 8.4mg | Sodium: 476.3mg | Fiber: 4.1g | Sugar: 7.4g
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