Two ways with red cabbage

Red cabbage is, to my mind, one of those wonderful looking vegetables that I have very little idea what to do with. We’ve probably all done the archetypeal braised with apples version, so here are two ways with red cabbage that you might like – both vibrantly colourful and healthy salads.

Two ways with red cabbageRED CABBAGE, DATE & FETA SALAD

Ingredients serves 4 – 6
Medium size red cabbage
3 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
1 tbsp. honey
Handful pitted dates, chopped
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled (blue cheese also works well)
2 tsp. toasted sesame seeds
20g pack parsley, roughly chopped

How to prepare
Shred or thinly slice cabbage using a mandolin or a sharp knife. Combine oil, lime juice and honey, blending well. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour dressing over red cabbage. Toss to coat. Taste and add more lime juice, salt and pepper, if needed. Toss dressed cabbage with half of dates and half of feta; stir. Sprinkle with remaining dates, feta and toasted sesame seeds.

I found this lasts in the fridge for a day or two quite happily. Delicious with a grilled pork chop. Adapted from a Smitten Kitten recipe.

DETOX SALAD

Ingredients serves 4
350g red cabbage, shredded
20g pack parsley, roughly chopped
2 apples, quartered, cored and sliced
Handful of radishes and/or 2 celery sticks, sliced
For the dressing
2 tsp grated root ginger
1 tsp clear honey
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp light olive oil

How to prepare

Pop all the ingredients for the salad and mix them together in a large bowl.Put all the dressing ingredients into a small bowl. Season and whisk until slightly thickened. Pour over the salad and toss until evenly coated.