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Red Cabbage Salad - Rødkålssalat

Christmas, Dinner, Holiday, SaladTove Balle-PedersenComment
Red Cabbage Salad - Rødkålssalat

Red Cabbage Salad - Rødkålssalat

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.