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Coleslaw Recipe: Healthy Cabbage Salad with Balsamic Vinegar
My healthy cabbage salad recipe is one of the most delicious cabbage slaw recipes you’ve ever made!
➡️ Searching for healthy cabbage salad recipes in 2023? On this page, you’ll find out how to make balsamic vinegar coleslaw without mayonnaise in 10 steps at home. Cabbage is one of the most popular vegetables, and is used both for cooking main dishes and for salads. Therefore, a lot of people are looking for new and creative recipes to introduce more cabbage into their diet.
➡️ Cabbage salads have been prepared since this vegetable was cultivated on a large scale, so you will find a lot of classic recipes with this type of salad. My easy coleslaw recipe helps you craft a healthy cabbage salad with basic ingredients like fresh cabbage, balsamic vinegar dressing, and sunflower or olive oil.
➡️ Preparing a simple cabbage salad, like the one I’m sharing, is a piece of cake even for those new to the kitchen. Also, the preparation time is extremely short, so you have no excuse to not add this healthy salad to your menu. Watch the cooking video below and learn how to make balsamic vinegar coleslaw salad from scratch using a tasty and easy cabbage salad recipe without mayonnaise dressing!
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How to Make Cabbage Salad with Balsamic Vinegar from Scratch
What ingredients do you need to make vinegar coleslaw salad?
1) 1.5 kg/50 oz of fresh cabbage
2) 2 tbsp of salt
3) some ground black pepper to taste
4) 1/2 tsp of cumin powder
5) 1-2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar or white wine vinegar, of your choice
6) 1-2 tbsp of olive oil or sunflower oil
How to make vinegar cabbage salad from scratch?
1) remove the withered leaves from the cabbage head, cut in two lengthwise, remove the stub from both halves, then cut each of them into two pieces lengthwise
2) cut all cabbage pieces into very finely wedges by using the knife or make the same thing with a kitchen robot
3) place the cabbage into a bowl, sprinkle over two spoons of salt, and mix the ingredients very well by hand
4) wait 1-2 hours or until salt extracts a large amount of water from the cabbage
5) squeeze the cabbage by hand to remove as much salted water as you can
6) season the fresh cabbage salad with some freshly ground black pepper to taste
7) sprinkle cumin powder over the cabbage (optional)
8) pour some vinegar over the cabbage to match your taste
9) pour some vegetable oil into the bowl, then combine the ingredients very well
10) wait at least 30 minutes before serving the cabbage slaw to mix flavors better (optional but recommended)
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Final Notes for the Balsamic Vinegar Coleslaw Recipe
➡️ Green cabbage salad, cabbage slaw, or coleslaw is one of the most popular vegetable salads in many parts of the planet. There are several types of cabbage used to make a salad, among which the most popular are white cabbage or green cabbage and red cabbage or purple cabbage.
➡️ As fresh cabbage salad is prepared almost everywhere in the world, there are many recipes for simple cabbage salads that have various gastronomic influences. I share with you a recipe for a healthy cabbage salad with balsamic vinegar dressing, which is used in some parts of Eastern Europe.
➡️ Making cabbage slaw is very easy. Preparing a simple cabbage salad recipe poses no difficulty even for people who are less experienced when it comes to cooking. However, there are a few things I emphasize to get the best results. A very important tip is to cut the cabbage into very thin slices, grate, or shred it. This is useful both to enjoy the salad while eating and to better combine cabbage with flavors.
➡️ My technique is to extract water from the cabbage. There are many people who claim that the liquid in cabbage is not actually water, but a “magic liquid” that will strengthen your body like no other substance on Earth! Folks, the liquid in the cabbage is plain water and needs to be treated as such!
➡️ But why do you have to extract water from cabbage? Mainly because of two things: one is to soften the cabbage, and the other is to reduce its volume.
➡️ Regarding the flavors used for this simple cabbage salad recipe: I really like the combination of balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and cumin because it fits perfectly with the taste of fresh cabbage. Needless to say, you can skip cumin if you don’t like it (however, keep in mind that cumin is very useful for digestion!). In addition, you can add a few chopped or grated garlic cloves to give even more flavor to the cabbage salad.
➡️ If you are wondering what is the best vinegar to use for this sweet cabbage salad, the answer is the one you like best. You can use balsamic vinegar with various flavors such as tarragon, basil, and so on. At the same time, you might pour plain white wine vinegar (use red wine vinegar if you make purple cabbage salad) or even apple cider vinegar. The amount depends only on you, respectively on how sour you like to eat fresh cabbage salad.
➡️ Enjoy making balsamic vinegar coleslaw salad from scratch! For additional info, read more on coleslaw.
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