red cabbage salad

Red Cabbage Salad

Red cabbage is possibly one of the most beautiful vegetables out there – at least, I think so. And it’s really healthy, with its cruciferous powers and phytonutrients. But one small head of cabbage is actually a LOT of food, so it’s a good idea to know what you’re going to do with it. Otherwise it’ll be staring at you sadly every time you open the fridge.

Here’s a salad that keeps for a few days in the fridge and is simple and delicious. Try it out.

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Red Cabbage Salad

The beautiful colour and texture of red cabbage and red onion combine to make a delicious and super-healthy salad.
Prep Time10 mins
Marinating Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine: Global
Servings: 8 servings


  • ½ head red cabbage (halved, thinly sliced)
  • 1 medium red onion
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup flaxseed oil (or extra-virgin olive oil)
  • ½ tsp salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp pepper (or to taste)
  • 1 cup dry-roasted sunflower seeds


  • Combine cabbage & onion in a large bowl.
  • Add balsamic vinegar, flax (or olive) oil, salt and pepper, and mix.
  • Leave for 1-3 hours to marinate.
  • Mix in the dry-roasted sunflower seeds before serving.

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