Two bowls of colourful salad

Crunchy cabbage salad

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 25 mins - 35 mins


Serves 4

This healthy salad with lemon, ginger and honey dressing contains crisp carrots, apple, cabbage and radish, plus pine nuts and pumpkin seeds for added bite

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal233
  • fat18g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs14g
  • sugars1g
  • fibre4g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.06g
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  • 350g red cabbage, shredded
    Red cabbage on a plate

    Red cabbage

    red cab-idge

    A favourite winter vegetable served hot with roasted game birds but equally good as a colourful…

  • 3 carrots, coarsely grated



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 20g pack parsley, roughly chopped



    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

  • 2 Cox's apples, quartered, cored and sliced
  • handful of radishes or 2 celery sticks, sliced



    The root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy…

  • 3 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp each sunflower seeds and linseeds

For the dressing

  • 2 tsp grated root ginger
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp light olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…


  1. Prepare all the ingredients for the salad and mix them in a large bowl.

  2. Put all the dressing ingredients into a small bowl. Season and whisk until slightly thickened. Pour over the salad and toss until evenly coated.

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31st Jan, 2017
Lovely salad! It did take me a few bites to get my head around the explosion of different flavours in my mouth but quickly decided I loved it. I only own a hand held grater and it surely was a lot of effort, especially the cabbage is a pain with all those layers of leaves. Will make it again once I own a food processor. Thumbs up for something that has red cabbage and does not remind me of the soggy stuff I had to eat as a child :)
8th Jun, 2015
This was delicious...crunchy,tasty,filling and healthy! Had to change the dressing slightly so used sweet chilli & ginger sauce instead of honey and ginger and a little sesame oil instead of all the olive oil...turned out great.
21st Jul, 2014
I must admit if I didn't have a food processor I wouldn't have done this as lots of chopping/grating. However I found this to be a very tasty salad on its own or with some chicken or salmon. I think the pine nuts and seeds are a must as they really do add that bit extra, dressing is also lovely. Will make again.
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27th Jan, 2014
Lovely salad!!!
8th Aug, 2013
This was delicious and will be remade soon!
24th Apr, 2013
This must be one of the tastiest salads I have made. Delicious!
22nd Apr, 2013
Really tasty, I definitely recommend! I did add extra lemon juice as I felt it needed more sharpness though but a delicious (and easy) salad that will last for lunch all week.
7th May, 2012
Made this twice. Its low fat but full of flavour but will feed 6 if served as part of a meal.
24th Apr, 2012
Very good indeed. Probably the only salad without a meat element that I've ever really enjoyed. I'd suggest a bit more on the toasted pine nuts though (they really add a lot).
21st Apr, 2012
Delicious - we had it with hot smoked salad


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