May 02, 2011

Red cabbage and apple salad with mandarin dressing

Simple, seasonal food - what could possibly be better than that? This red cabbage and apple salad is a no-fuss, delicious salad you can enjoy on its own or accompanied with meat or wholegrain. It was love at first taste for me, but if you have the patience, refrigerating the salad for at least half an hour will make the flavours even more intense.

Red cabbage and apple salad with mandarin dressing

1/4 red cabbage (about 4 cups), thinly sliced
2 small apples, thinly sliced
1 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup pecans, toasted

Mandarin dressing

1 mandarin, peeled
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
pinch of sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

1. Place the mandarin in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Add the other dressing ingredients and blitz for a further 30 seconds or until everything is well combined.

2. Combine the red cabbage and apple in a large mixing bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss well. Finally, add the raisins and the pecans and toss to combine.