Purple Cabbage Salad with Maple Vinaigrette is a crowd-pleasing salad that that takes just minutes to make!
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Before we move on to this awesome new purple cabbage salad recipe, I need to stop for a minute and acknowledge that 2016 is upon us, and ohmygosh what a year 2015 has been! 2015 will go down in history as the year I wrote my first cookbook, but it’s also been amazing in other ways. I can’t believe how my little blog has grown – not only was it viewed 2.5 million times this year(!!), but just under one million unique visitors have come. That’s such a mind-boggling number to me! Let that sink in for a minute. A million different people have visited my blog and enjoyed my recipes. Through this blog and the community surrounding it, I’ve been privileged to travel all over the country doing demos and classes, and I’ve gotten to know and even meet some amazing people. I can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for me – and for you – my lovely readers.
But for now, let’s talk about salad. After all, the new year is a great time to eat healthy and discover your new favorite salad recipe, and let me tell you: this. will. be. it. How do I know? Because I first made this salad when my brother and sister-in-law were visiting, and they didn’t just enjoy it, but they wanted the recipe. Sadly, I hadn’t measured when I made it, so I couldn’t share the recipe just then. A couple of weeks later, I was visiting them for shabbos. My sister-in-law called before shabbos and asked me to please, please make the salad dressing for her. Or at least measure it and give her the instructions to make it herself. They loved it, and wanted to make it again. Honestly? I can’t exactly blame them. This salad is awesome.
How could I refuse? It’s such a good feeling when people are really into your recipes!
So here it is. My incredible purple cabbage salad recipe. I know you’ll enjoy it – and keep making it again and again!
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- 16 oz shredded purple cabbage
- 1 granny smith apple, cut in matchstick shape
- 3 scallions, thinly sliced
- ½ cup chopped candied pecans
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup vinegar - preferably apple cider or red wine
- ¼ cup maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
- 1 Tablespoon dijon or spicy brown mustard
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- In a large bowl, combine cabbage, apples, scallions and pecans.
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a small bowl, Whisk until smooth and thickened.
- (Alternatively, combine all ingredients in a container and shake until smooth and thick.)
- Pour dressing over salad - you may not need all of it, so start with some and add more as needed.
- Toss until all ingredients are evenly coated. Serve immediately.
- Prepare the dressing a couple of days ahead of time and store in the fridge until ready to eat.
Note: This dressing is fantastic. You can make extra and use it to dress a lettuce salad too.
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Thanks to each and every one of you for visiting, and for making 2015 such a great year! Enjoy this salad – and here’s to great food in 2016! -Miriam
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Love this salad!
Idy M says
(though not exactly the healthiest salad….lol)
This salad looks amazing and I cannot wait to try it. Could you give tips on how you make the candied nuts.
You can use this recipe: http://overtimecook.com/2013/12/16/sweet-spicy-maple-roasted-pecans/
Lanadillon@gmail.com Dillon says
Had this last night, a keeper, delicious
So delicious. Super flavorful. This will definitely be one of my go to’s from now on.
Sarah Massry says
AWESOME SALAD!! Thanks a million for sharing!!!
Will the dressing come out ok if you omit the mustard (for Pesach)?
Is there something you could substitute?
I think it would still be good without the mustard!
what’s the difference between maple syrup and pancake syrup?
Pancake syrup is just corn syrup flavored with artificial maple flavoring. Maple syrup is the pure stuff that comes from maple trees.
Its amazing this salad – Love the blend of the dressing!!