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January 19, 2010

PURPLE

This, ladies and gentlemen, is nature’s own intended artwork. Is it not beautiful?

Cabbage is packed with all types of vitamins and minerals and dark purple/dark blue foods are generally high is antioxidants so it’s definitely down on my list of “power foods.”

I had a head of purple cabbage in my fridge and didn’t really know what to do with it and hey, when in doubt, add bacon.

I had no idea what this salad would taste like and was a bit cautious when taking the first bite but I was very pleasantly surprised. All the ingredients turned out to make for a wonderful marriage of textures and flavors. It’s also a good-looking and sophisticated enough dish to serve to guests.

(Yield: 4-6 servings)

Ingredients:

½ a head of a medium purple cabbage, shredded

½ red onion, sliced

2 strips of bacon, cooked, chopped

3 tbsp dried cranberries

1/2 tsp salt

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 ½ tbsp white vinegar


Combine all the ingredients and let sit 30 minutes before serving.


11 comments:

Dustjacket Attic said...

You are right, a work of art. Look at that color!
xxx

Heavenly Housewife said...

My goodness, thats such a pretty picture of the cabbage. Just goes to show you that there is beauty in so many things. It really does look like art.

mickey said...

Cabbage is beautiful, and cabbage and pork are the perfect combination in the winter.

Mary said...

Sasha, I love the addition of dried cranberries to the cabbage. I love to serve red cabbage with pork. I also use it to make sweet and sour cabbage. The color of your photos is spectacular.

Katherine Aucoin said...

You captured a gorgeous picture. this is so economical, simple and healthy, i need to do this more.

George Gaston said...

What a great flavorful salad with a lots of color! I love salads like this, because they usually have a fresh taste and satisfy ones palate. Thanks....

Chef Aimee said...

This salad is a keeper - I love cabbage but your additions to this salad are brilliant! :)

Chef Aimee said...

I absolutely love your savory filling of mushrooms - delicious! I love fruit in crepes for the sweet side, but my favorite sweet filling is Nutella. :)

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh my gosh the crepes look fabulous. That was so funny about you just knowing your mom was cooking them.
xoxo

Velva said...

Your crepes look divine! I love it. This really does make me crave eating crepes.

Olga said...

Your yellow microplane is so cute! And I can almost smell the mushroom fillig.