Well Hello, Mr. Cabbage. What are you doing in these parts?
Yeah. Yeah, I guess you’re right.
So yeah. What does one do with a fresh head of red cabbage, then?
Good idea. And here’s a recipe for a red cabbage salad with raisins, walnuts and feta from the Perfect Pantry. Only slightly altered, because I didn’t have any raisins. Here’s the recipe:
4 cups shredded or chopped red cabbage (half a head)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup raisins (I diced a small Gala apple instead)
So you chop up the cabbage and put it in a big bowl. Mix together your olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon and pepper together. Throw your walnuts into a dry skillet and toast just until you start to smell them. Throw the vinaigrette onto this and stir for two minutes or until heated through.
You hear me. Stir.
Pour this out onto your cabbage and toss. Add your apples, or your raisins, if you can find them.
Let this sit for about 15 minutes so the vinaigrette works its magic on the cabbage. It won’t be “cooked,” but it will be easier to chew. Always a good thing, I think.
How did it all turn out?
Gosh, I think you look pretty good. For a head of cabbage. But I have to ask this very obvious and painful question:
Will the kids eat it?
Good point. It’s really out of my control these days.
Thank you, Mr. Cabbage!