Oil & Vinegar Dressing for Cabbage Salad


An oil and vinegar-based dressing can easily be made with a few basic ingredients to dress a perfect cabbage salad. A variety of additional, seasonal ingredients can be added to dramatically change the flavor and texture of this simple side dish. Cabbage salad is an easy-to-make and inexpensive option for any occasion.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 tbsp. white or red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp. minced garlic
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 small red onion, minced
  • 3 radishes, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small cabbage, cored and shredded
  • Gather and prepare ingredients.

  • Mix vinegar, oil, garlic, salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl, stirring until completely combined to create the dressing.

  • Add prepared celery, carrots, onion, radishes, bell pepper and cabbage to the dressing mixture and toss. Add additional salt and pepper to taste if necessary and serve immediately.

Tips & Warnings

  • Lettuce or other greens may be used to replace cabbage.
  • Ingredients such as meat, cheese, nuts and dried or fresh fruit may be added to the finished salad.
  • Ingredients such as mustard, chopped fresh herbs, tomato paste, minced chilies, yogurt, soy sauce and anchovies may be added to the dressing.
  • Additional cooked or raw vegetables such as snow peas, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber, fennel, beets, corn, potatoes, green beans, asparagus or broccoli may be added.
  • This cabbage salad should be made and served immediately to maintain a crispy texture.

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