Warm Red Cabbage Salad


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.

Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
6 servings, generous 3/4 cup each


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1/4 large head)

  • ¾ teaspoon caraway seeds

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 crisp, sweet apple, such as Braeburn or Gala, cut into matchsticks

  • 1 shallot, minced

  • 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly, ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted (see Tip)


  1. 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.


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 (per serving)

76 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 76
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 2g 3%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 681IU 14%
Vitamin C 36mg 40%
Folate 14mcg 4%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 194mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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