Sweet & Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw Salad

May 25, 2012 · by Tucker Farms in Recipes

sweet_spicy_red_cabbage_slaw_saladAfter an afternoon at two different markets, we just wanted something quick, easy, light, and healthy for dinner.  So we checked the fridge and pantry for some fresh, local ingredients, and came up with this sweet-spicy-crunchy and oh-so-pretty salad that was filling enough to make a meal. 

There are a lot of ingredients, but the whole salad, including prep time, took less than 30 minutes.  (The recipe below fed two adults; you can easily double or triple it for more people).

Sweet & Spicy Red Cabbage Slaw Salad
  1. 1 head of Tucker Farms' bibb lettuce, roots removed, leaves rinsed and torn into bite-sized pieces
  2. 1/2 head of red cabbage, sliced super-thin (this was about 3 heaping cups raw)
  3. 1/3 cup thin-sliced Vidalia onion
  4. 1/3 cup yellow raisins (you could use any dried fruit here)
  5. 1/4 cup goat cheese (we love Georgia goat's milk feta, but any goat cheese, blue cheese or feta would work)
  6. 1/3 cup toasted Georgia pecans
  7. 1 tbsp EVOO
  8. 1-1/2 tbsp sweet white vinegar (we used white balsamic)
  9. 1 tbsp citrus juice (we used lime, but lemon or orange would work, too)
  10. 1 tbsp local honey
  11. 1/2 tbsp spicy mustard
  12. kosher salt and cajun seasoning to taste (about a pinch of salt and a few good shakes of the cajun seasoning)
  1. Put cabbage, onions, and raisins in a bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, citrus juice, honey, mustard, salt, and cajun seasoning. Once the dressing ingredients are incorporated, pour over the cabbage mixture and stir well. (Let the cabbage sit for a good 15-20 min, and stir it frequently, to let all the flavors mix together).
  2. While your cabbage mixture is marinating, toast the pecans for a few minutes until lightly browned. (We sprinkled our pecans w/ a little extra cajun seasoning before throwing them in the oven).
  3. Arrange lettuce on a plate (or plates). Top with marinated cabbage mixture, crumbled cheese, and pecans. Drizzle your salads with the remaining dressing from the cabbage mixture (which will be tinted a lovely pink from the cabbage).
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