Red cabbage and orange salad

I think I haven’t posted any recipe for a dish based on red cabbage. It’s about time to change this cause red cabbage is simply beautiful. I love the color, so unusual and clear at the same time.

It’s not the first time when I’ve been inspired by my favorite vegetarian restaurant in Kraków, namely Momo. I just love their salads! They are always spicy and varied, and comparing to other Polish vegetarian places, Momo is really outstanding when it comes to salads. In most places you can get coleslaw or some kind of salads based on Chinese cabbage or iceberg lettuce, booooring. I can make such a salad in ten minutes by myself so where’s the fun? But Momo is different. Most of the salads they offer are:

  • diverse – you can always find few kinds of different salads containing such ingredients as spelt, wholewheat, rice or soy pasta, sprouts, pulses, seasonal vegetables, fresh spinach, arugula, seeds, etc.
  • spicy – I always wonder what type of spices they use and quite often it’s really hard to guess,
  • moreover they prepare fantastic dressings and sauces, i.e. my favorite peanut sauce.

Enough of this short ad :). Time for the recipe. As I already mentioned I’ve been inspired by a delicious salad I ate in Momo so let’s say this is my version of it.

Ingredients:

  • small red cabbage (or 1/2 bigger red cabbage)
  • 2 oranges
  • 150g prunes
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp vinegar
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper
First chop cabbage finely, add salt and  mix thoroughly (use your hands, not any spoon). Leave the cabbage for about half an hour. Peel oranges and slice them into small pieces together with prunes. Combine vinegar, sugar, vegetable oil and pepper. Add this dressing to cabbage and mix. Finally, add pieces of oranges and prunes and mix one more time.

This salad will fit in with many dishes and since it is so vivid it can surprise many people. Try it!

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