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Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad

This Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad is an excellent winter salad and one of my favorites. The crunchy texture of cabbage, apples, and walnuts makes this salad a delicious option for dinner.

Apple walnuts and raisins red cabbage salad

Red cabbage salad

This is a fantastic winter salad and one of my favorites. I love everything about it, the textures, the flavors, and how colorful it is.

One of the easiest recipes on my blog, this salad uses ingredients that many of us have in the pantry.

For me, red cabbage is a winter vegetable. It 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 an excellent option for any meal.

Red cabbage

Besides red cabbage, apples are another excellent 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 was 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, mainly 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 on 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.

Shredded red cabbage in a bowl

To make this recipe, you 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.

Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad- ingredients

It will only take 10 minutes to put it together, and the result will be a fabulous recipe, made with simple ingredients, perfect for the entire family.

Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad

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.

Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad


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Yield: 4 servings

Apple Walnuts and Raisins Red Cabbage Salad

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This Apple Walnuts And Raisins Red Cabbage Salad is an awesome winter salad. The crunchy texture of cabbage, apples and walnuts makes this salad a delicious option for dinner.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 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


  1. Shred the cabbage.
  2. Chop the onion and apples.
  3. In a medium salad bowl, place the cabbage, apples, and onion together.
  4. Add the walnuts and the raisins and mix to combine.
  5. Grab a tiny 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.
  6. Pour the vinaigrette over the cabbage and mix well.
  7. It goes well with pork or beef.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 232Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 6gSugar: 21gProtein: 4g

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