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Sweet, salty, tart, and tangy...this red cabbage salad is the exciting addition to your meal

You can make this for Shabbat, or whenever you’re asked to bring a salad to a meal. It’s different than the typical lettuce-based salad, and we like salads that blend fruits and vegetables. With no lettuce, you can make this in advance and it can sit out at a party and not wilt. Even the leftovers are good (if you have any).

8 ounces shredded red cabbage

1 carrot, grated (large, not fine)

1 green apple, cut into long thin toothpick size sticks, peel is fine

1/4-1/2 medium red onion, thinly sliced.

3 oz chopped Chinese or glazed pecans


3 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons canola oil

4 teaspoons vinegar

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 teaspoon sugar

Lemon Pepper seasoning (or salt and pepper to taste)

1.       Combine all dressing ingredients.

2.      Combine all salad ingredients except for the pecans. Toss with ¾ of the dressing or as much as you like. Leave it in the fridge for later use, as the salad is best when it marinates before serving. (The acid in the dressing prevents the apples from browning so it can be made an hour in advance. If kept well covered or in a ziplock bag, it will usually last until the next day.)

3.      Top with pecans before serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Food Styling Tricks

We learned this trick from food stylist Renee Muller. As she was styling the salad at the photoshoot, we watched and snapped so we could fill you in on the secret too.

You’ll need:

*All your prepped ingredients

*Clean, white strips of paper

1.       Fill the bottom of the bowl with red cabbage. Add more red cabbage on the top, on one side only. Place a strip of paper on the side. Hold it there while you add the next ingredient.

2.      Continue adding each ingredient in a row, adding a strip of paper between each one. Remove the papers and add to your buffet.

3.      Add dressing and toss right before serving.

Between Carpools is the lifestyle app/site for the busy Jewish woman.  You’ll find home and organizing tips, parenting insights, activities, how-to’s and DIYs, and of course, entertaining ideas, recipes, and inspiring reads. The APP is available at the App Store and Google Play. If you have a kosher smartphone, you can visit your local TAG office to have the app downloaded. Here’s a taste. Enjoy!

Victoria Dwek, Leah Schapira, Renee Muller, Shaindy Menzer, & Esti Waldman