December 19. - Today I'm trying to get a healthier spin on the christmas dinner.
A couple years ago I wanted to bring something new to the christmas dinner. I made a salad with the red cabbage, oranges, grapes and walnuts, and it was so yummy. The salad brought a nice crunch to the otherwise soft christmas dinner. I love this salad so much I could eat it with any kind of meat. But it is simply perfect with the Danish meatloaf.
- ½ medium red cabbage
- 1 handful walnuts
- 3 oranges
- 2 handful green grapes
- 1 orange
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (blood orange)
- 2 teaspoons honey
- salt and pepper
Remove outer leaves of cabbage, and cut cabbage into quarters and remove the white core. Thinly slice the cabbage across the quarters width-wise. To get uniform slices I use a mandolin.
Fillet the oranges with a sharp knife. Cut the top and bottom off the orange. Set your knife where the white meets the flesh and start cutting downward in a curved motion following the shape of the orange. Keep doing this until you have peeled the oranges. Carefully cut the filets out. I do this over the cabbage, so I get all the juices into the salad. Wash and cut the grapes in half.
Mix the dressing.
Mix the ingredients in a bowl and sprinkle the walnuts on top. Pour the dressing over and serve.