This Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad is an awesome winter salad and one of my favorites. The crunchy texture of cabbage, apples and walnuts makes this salad a delicious option for dinner.
This is an awesome winter salad and one of my favorites. I love everything about it, the textures, the flavors and how colorful it is.
Some of the easiest recipes on my blog, the salad uses ingredients that many of us have in the pantry.
For me, red cabbage is a winter vegetable. Is also full of vitamins and fiber, like vitamin C, A and iron, something that we all need, especially during the cold season.
It is inexpensive and a super versatile veggie that makes a great option for any meal of the day.
Besides red cabbage, apples are another awesome addition to our winter diet. Remember the say “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?
Healthy, crunchy and delicious, apples are often incorporated not only in desserts but also in appetizers, salads and main dishes.
We also snacked on walnuts all winter long. One of the easy snacks available while growing up, were walnuts and apples together.
As peanuts are very popular in the American diet, walnuts are part of the Eastern European diet. They grow in abundance in that part of the world and many dessert recipes use them.
You can also skip the apples and walnuts and make only the red cabbage using the same dressing.
However, this combination is divine, especially because of the texture of this salad.
How To Clean and Cut Red Cabbage:
Like any other vegetable, red cabbage needs to be cleaned before using it.
When you buy cabbage, regular or red, it has to look healthy, fresh with undamaged leaves.
You will need to remove the outside leaves because they were in the grocery store shelf, which is not always clean.
Wash the cabbage and pat it dry, then slice it in half.
Place the cabbage cut side down and thinly slice it around the edges until you get to the core, which you discard.
To make this recipe you just need to shred the cabbage, slice the apples and the red onion, add walnuts and raisins and make a simple dressing of oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and a little bit of sugar.
It is only going to take 10 minutes to put it together and the result will be a fabulous recipe, made with simple ingredients, perfect for the entire family.
I made this Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad the other night for dinner and served it with pork and roasted pumpkin.
Sometimes I serve it with roasted vegetables for a light meal. It goes great with grilled or roasted meats, sausages etc.
Suggestions of recipes with apples:
- 1/2 head medium red cabbage
- 1 red onion sliced julienne
- 1-2 medium apples your choice
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 4 Tbsp vinegar(or balsamic vinegar)
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tsp sugar
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
Shred the cabbage.
Chop the onion and apples.
In a medium salad bowl place the cabbage, apples, and onion together.
Add the walnuts and the raisins and mix to combine.
Grab a little jar with a lid and put oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar in it. Close the lid and shake the jar until you have a vinaigrette.
Pour the vinaigrette over the cabbage and mix well.
Goes well with pork or beef.