Cabbage Salad with Carrot, Apple, Cilantro and Sunflower Oil

When you are not sure what to serve, this cabbage salad provides the perfect solution, suitable for an informal meal with your family, working lunch with colleagues where a full meal is not required, or perhaps an after-theater supper with friends. Fresh, light and easily digestible, this salad is attractive, easy to prepare and sure to please.


  • 1/2 medium head green cabbage
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 apple 
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, leaves and tender stems, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 3 Tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • Salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste 
  • hard boiled quail eggs for garnish

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To make the dressing, in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, sugar, pepper and salt. Whisk in the sunflower oil. Set the dressing aside for about 10 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Taste and adjust the seasonings.

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Core and thinly shred the cabbage halves. Using a mandoline if desired, peel and thinly julienne the carrot. Very thinly slice the apple. In a bowl, combine the apple, carrot, cabbage, cilantro and poppy seeds. Toss thoroughly to distribute the ingredients evenly. Add the dressing, toss and garnish with hard boiled quail egg.

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Luiz Claudio said...
April 30, 2012 at 7:50 PM  

Hi Yelena! Nice recipe. I loved it.
So, I'm a fan now.

Hugs from Brazil.


Marina said...
April 30, 2012 at 9:28 PM  

Yes, I agree, this is such a great solution to serve when you don't know what to serve: light, colorful, healthy! Brilliant!

vimwac said...
May 1, 2012 at 1:41 PM  

This cabbage salad looks so simple and healthy. Thank you for sharing the recipe.
P.S. Your photos look amazing! : )

Vicki @ WITK said...
May 1, 2012 at 3:44 PM  

I was a cabbage hater for the longest time, but I've recently been turned around. Love the looks of this cabbage salad. I'll have to try it next time, change it up from my usual asian salad!

Pola M said...
May 1, 2012 at 11:34 PM  

Love this slaw. And your pictures are great!

sandra said...
May 4, 2012 at 5:37 PM  

The slaw looks fabulous! BTW: I have nominated your blog for a Kreativ Blogger and Sunshine Award ~ You can view this at ~ Have a fantastic weekend...

Anonymous said...
March 24, 2015 at 5:25 PM  

Hi! I would love to know how many servings this recipes makes :)

Yelena Strokin said...
March 24, 2015 at 5:29 PM  

If you are planning to serve that as a salad that serves - 2 people, but as a side dish can be for 4. But you can always double the ingredients.

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