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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Red cabbage salad for winter days

The other day, Lettice was moaning about the lack of salad at this time of year: I HATE winter ... she's missing soft salad already, but we really are committed to not buying leaves which are flown in from abroad. This red cabbage salad was my response, we've eaten loads of variations.

Finely chop as much red cabbage as you need. Grate some orange zest onto it. Squeeze the juice from the orange, add a little salt, some oil. Chop parsley, perhaps some leeks too; grate carrot. Mix everything together. You could add caraway if you've got some.

I've made it with clementines (as you see): great, but they're hard to zest - and the zest really does add zing, so I'd be loathe to leave it out.


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Wow, way wonderful for winter/white time!!

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Sam said...

Looks like a delicious alternative to regular salad leaves, I'll have to try this one!

nicisme said...

Great for this time of year, full of zing!

Labelga said...

Beautiful, Joanna. I like this kind of color in wintertime. Lovely new frontispice for your website (the stove).