Red Cabbage Salad with Cranberries

Here is a healthy alternative to those calorie laden side dishes on Thanksgiving, red cabbage salad. It has a sweet and sour flavor from agave and vinegar. I added dried cranberries and garnished it with fresh apples. It’s amazingly simple and a  perfect make ahead dish, because it’s so much tastier after marinating in the fridge for a day.

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Red Cabbage Salad with Cranberries

Ingredients:

1/2 head of red cabbage, shredded fine
1/2 cup cranberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 teaspoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons agave nectar or honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup olive oil
sliced apples for garnish

Directions:

1. Add red cabbage, cranberries, vinegar, lemon juice, agave, kosher salt and olive oil to a large bowl. Toss well. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes before serving.

2. For best results, make the day before. Serve salad garnished with freshly sliced apples.

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12 Responses to “Red Cabbage Salad with Cranberries”

  1. 1
    Monet — November 16, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    Wonderful! I’m all about having at least one healthy option at the Thanksgiving table. You can only handle so much turkey and butter! Thank you for sharing this bright and vibrant salad. I hope you have a wonderful evening!

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    BrevilleJE900 — November 17, 2010 @ 12:51 am

    My first experience of eating red cabbage was a salad with a very good taste. Surely i do want to eat it again. This do look good and tasty, i will try this!

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    Michelle — November 17, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    This sounds really interesting. I have only had red cabbage shredded in green salads, so I’d like to give this a try. The cranberries definitely make it perfect for Thanksgiving.

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    Lilly — November 18, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    Great looking dish! Make me hungry!

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