So far I’ ve only had red cabbage in cooked form, as I knew it from my grandmother and my mother. As a child, it was my absolute favorite! But why not try red cabbage raw in a salad? That’s what I thought a few weeks ago and of course I tested it directly.
And what can I say? It’s a really good and especially fast alternative to the cooked version.
Why Is Red Cabbage Healthy?
Red cabbage has many benefits: It protects our cells, lifts the mood, helps the heart and has many vital substances such as selenium, magnesium, zinc and iron.
In addition, it also contains a lot of vitamin C and, due to its high dietary fiber level, not only stimulates digestion, but also keeps you full for a long time.
Aren’t these good reasons to give red cabbage a shot?
Red Cabbage Is a Regional Superfood!
Besides all its health benefits, red cabbage is actually quite sustainable. In fact, it is mostly grown in Central and Northern Europe, with the largest growing areas being in Germany, among others.
This means that red cabbage has only a very short transport route and thus scores with a good CO2 balance!
And Since We Are Already Talking About Sustainability
Not only the red cabbage impresses with its sustainability, but also the bowls and spoons you can see in the pictures have been produced sustainably.
The coconut bowls from Jungle Culture are all about “zero waste”. They are plastic-free, vegan-friendly and free of chemicals and pesticides.
Especially for smoothie bowls, soups or even creative salads they are great to use.
Moreover, they are not only sustainable, but also look stylish. The bowls are available in 4 different designs. So there should be the right one for every taste.
How To Prepare the Red Cabbage Salad With Apple, Orange and Walnut
Wash and clean the red cabbage, carrot and apple and cut them into coarse pieces. Then put them in a food processor.
Briefly roast the pine nuts in a pan. Then set aside.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Now put them into the food processor together with the walnuts, parsley, basil and 2 tablespoons of raisins.
Mix everything briefly.
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Cut the orange into small pieces and add to the salad.
For the dressing, simply mix everything together. Then pour the dressing over the salad and mix well. Done!
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Red Cabbage Salad With Apple, Orange and Walnut
- 1/2 small red cabbage
- 1 carrot
- 0.7 oz. walnuts 20 g
- 2 tsp. pine nuts
- 2 tbsp. raisins
- 1/8 cup chickpeas canned (40 g)
- 1 apple
- 1 orange
- 1 handful of parsley and basil
For the dressing
- 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp. honey
- 2 tsp. mustard
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- paprika powder
- Wash and clean the red cabbage, carrot and apple and cut them into coarse pieces. Then put them in a food processor.
- Briefly roast the pine nuts in a pan. Then set aside.
- Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Now add them to the food processor together with the walnuts, parsley, basil and 2 tablespoons of raisins.
- Mix everything briefly.
- Cut the orange into small pieces and add it to the salad.
- For the dressing, simply mix everything together. Pour it over the salad and mix well. Done!