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

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    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

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  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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22nd May, 2011
It does take a while to chop everything up, but worth it if you make enough. We had it on the side with jacket potato and cheese and then with some lightly battered fish and oven fries the following day. The dressing is divine, even though I'm not a fan of honey! Its a tasty dish and you can tell its good for you too!
18th May, 2011
Very labour intensive chopping and grating everything but worth the effort. Had this as part of a week long detox and found it very filling yet healthy
19th Apr, 2011
I attempted this using a handheld shredder then a cheese grater... a complete nightmare! Don't attempt this salad unless you have a blender or alot of patience!
24th Sep, 2010
Really good salad...great fresh flavours. I also served this with salmon, even my fussy teenager who doesn't eat salad finished off his plate!...
31st Mar, 2010
hooray, a reason to use the mandolin i bought! This is so easy to prepare and goes a long way. served with thai salmon there was plenty for 3 of us and a great packed lunch the next day. will do again, especially in the summer when its bbq time.
2nd Nov, 2009
Delicious. Lovely and crunchy and the seeds give it a lovely nutty taste. I put a little less honey and a bit more lemon though as I find it a bit sweet otherwise. Making it again this evening to use the rest of the cabbage. yum yum
30th Jun, 2009
I absolutely love this, it's really filling and crunchy.'s picture
9th May, 2009
Really liked this and think it's something that I'll make over and over again.
4th Apr, 2009
Lovely, filling and delicious dressing. Totally enough to feed about six people though, so if you're halving the ingredients for two expect to have it for lunch the next day.
2nd Aug, 2008
I remember making this salad years ago and it was gorgeous. Glad I have re-discovered it.


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