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Red Cabbage Salat

The Danes traditionally serve a pickled red cabbage for the Christmas Eve dinner. The fresh version of red cabbage is a newer addition to the Christmas dinner. The fresh red cabbage salad is a lighter and healthier alternative to the traditional red cabbage. 
Fresh red cabbage salat

Serves 4

Prep: 15 minutes

This simple salad can be made in a flash. You can slice the cabbage in advance and then add the dressing just before serving.


  • 500 g / 17.5 oz red cabbage
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper


  • Finely slice the red cabbage, using a mandoline if you have one.
  • Peel and fillet the oranges. Rinse and finely chop the parsley.
  • Rinse and finely chop the parsley.
  • Coarsely chop the walnuts.
  • Stir the olive oil, apple cider vinegar and honey to make the dressing. Season with salt, pepper and extra honey.
  • Squeeze the dressing into the red cabbage so that the cabbage slightly wilts.
  • Stir the parsley into the red cabbage.
  • Top with the oranges and walnuts. Serve as a side with Christmas dinner.