Parsley Cabbage Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

February 26, 2015

A delightfully light side dish to be served with a hearty meal…or on a buffet table to lend an air of simplicity to a feast.  

Makes 3-4 servings

Ingredient List:

  • 1/2 medium head green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 small bunch fresh flatleaf parsley, finely minced
  • 1-2 carrots, fine matchstick pieces
  • 4-5 fresh green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal

Orange vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, finely minced
  • 2-3 shallots, finely minced
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • sea salt
  • juice of 2 oranges
  • juice of 1 lime

Step By Step Instructions:

Bring a pot of water to a boil and cook cabbage until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and transfer to a mixing bowl. Stir in parsley. In the same boiling water, cook carrots for 2 minutes. Drain and add to cabbage-parsley mixture. Stir in green onions and set aside to cool.

To prepare the dressing, combine oil, garlic, shallots, orange zest and a light sprinkle of salt in a small saucepan and cook over low heat for 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat, whisk in orange and lime juice and season to taste with salt.  

To serve, toss cabbage mixture with dressing and serve warm or lightly chilled.