In this quick German-inspired side dish, red cabbage is cooked until just tender and combined with sweet apples, caraway and a tangy vinaigrette. Serve with roasted pork loin or turkey kielbasa.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2007
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add cabbage, caraway seeds and salt. Cook, covered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat. Add apple, shallot, vinegar, mustard and pepper and stir until combined. Serve sprinkled with toasted walnuts.

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Tips

Tip: To toast chopped walnuts, heat a small dry skillet over medium-low heat. Add nuts and cook, stirring, until lightly browned and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

75.8 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 10g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.3g 9% DV; sugars 5.7g; fat 4.1g 6% DV; saturated fat 0.5g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 681IU 14% DV; vitamin c 35.7mg 60% DV; folate 14mcg 4% DV; calcium 33.7mg 3% DV; iron 0.7mg 4% DV; magnesium 15.9mg 6% DV; potassium 193.5mg 5% DV; sodium 215.7mg 9% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 5% DV.

Reviews (18)

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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2012
Loved this recipe (and an addition) This was delicious. When I made it a second time I took a cue from a restaurant which served a similar red cabbage salad with some crumbled blue cheese. So I added a fairly creamy blue cheese that melted just a bit but retained most of its crumble. I highly recommend! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
AWESOME!!! This is pretty much a "pantry" recipe unless you don't keep cabbage around which depends on the family. I didn't have caraway seeds but I looked online and ground cumin has a close flavor profile so I used that. I LOVED THIS SALAD! We had a bunch of cabbage lying around needed to use it and I am sick of coleslaw for awhile. This will be a new staple salad in our house especially in winter since it is a warm salad. Jessica Stockton CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I love red cabbage and will definitely be trying this! Thanks for another great tip. (If people crab about not having the ingredients why even bother to make a comment at all?) Linda Clinton Twp MI Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I have just been linked to your sight through Real Age. I think it's a great idea. Plus I love cabbages. I had no ideal they were packed with so much nutritional value. Looking forward to vewing your next recipes. I have been looking for healthy recipes which will boost estergeen naturaly. Do you have anything is this area? So thanks and good luck I think you have a winner here with this page. Nonna May Green Dublin Ga Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
This was delicious (and we had all the ingredients in our pantry). We doubled the apples though. This reminds me of a recipe from when I was growing up. It's delicious with pork chops (we make our own version of shake and bake without the chemicals). Jordan Long Beach CA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I cook red cabbage often. It makes amazing cabbage rolls too! Re the ingredients caraway seeds go into coleslaw better than celery seeds; mix honey with Dijon for a delicious coating for baking chicken & pork; red wine vinegar dijon extra virgin olive oil minced garlic s & p make a great home-made salad dressing. anonymous in Ontario Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Actually the recipe is Flemish; this one is a German fantasy.. We cook the cabbage with the (sweet) apples (slow simmer) and yes you can add any kind of vinegar but do add the walnuts at the end. Anonymous Antwerp Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Very tasty quick and easy. I always have red wine vinegar (for my Greek pasta salad) caraway seeds (for my rye bread) and dijon mustard (I prefer this to plain yellow mustard))in the pantry. Thanks for a great way to fix one of my favorite veggies. Anonymous Marysville OH Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
It sounds delicious. As for the grumpy person who complained about not having the right ingredients all they have to do it substitute with other ingredients: cider vinegar other vegetable oil another kind of spicy brown mustard use other seeds or skip them altogether onion or leek instead of shallot other nuts. It will still taste good. Anonymous Warren MI Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I have been looking for a good recipe for red cabbage. This looks great! Anonymous St. Louis MO Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Who could be bothered? Like I really have those ingredients just lying around. let's get practical about what people really have in their cupboards. Red Wine Vinegar? Caraway seeds? Dijon mustard? How many times am I going to use them after I bought them for just this dish. Anonymous Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Tasty! One of those recipes that's fun to play with and change around. All the ingredients are "every day" and readily on hand. In fact I decided to make it late this afternoon. Anonymous Maitland FL Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
If you are suggesting a serving contains Omega three's you may wish to omit the toasting of the walnuts. As I understand it the heating process reduces the fragile walnut oils so there there are less Omega three's present. Anonymous Media PA Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
I have always liked red cabbage and often serve it cooked with apple red wine vinegar and a smidgen of brown sugar. Now I'm serving this delicious warm salad as the starter to the meal. Thank you. Anonymous Toronto Canada On Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Very tasty and easy to make. Elizabeth Topeka KS Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I love red cabbage - this dish reminds me of one served to me years ago by Norwegian friends. I'm surprised that anyone would think this called for odd or unusual ingredients. My. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
Delish! I LOVED this dish - though it was an excellent use of ingredients and with only 1tbls of added fat (EVOO) I thought is was rich and flavorful. I was nervous about the caraway - but know this is a traditional flavor for cabbage. I used pecans instead of walnuts - its important to toast before hand really helps lend extra flavor to the nuts. Only reason I deducted the point is b/c the Hubbie didn't like this as much as I did. Pros: Great way to use up cabbage Cons: Caraway is a Specific flavor Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
This recipe needed some help I had all the ingredients for this recipe except for the cabbage which I picked up on a trip to the grocery store. Upon completion all I could taste was caraway; the cabbage just soaked up the vinegar and I couldn't taste it at all. I added probably another quarter cup of vinegar and a bit of Splenda to give it a little sweet-and-sour flavor and that improved things quite a lot. My husband said he didn't think he would like it but he really enjoyed this dish. I'll make it again it went great with pork chops but I'll continue to bump it up a notch. Pros: Great flavor after additions Cons: Not enough vinegar Read More