Cabbage Orange Salad

Unfortunately, the incoming Obama administration has potentially failed those of us that want to see a food revolution.  Tom Vilsack, Governor of Iowa (and a good friend of multinational food corporations such as Monsanto) has been nominated Secretary of Agriculture.  Rather than the promised change, we are facing more of the same.  This is a problem.

To block confirmation of Vilsack, you can sign this online petition coordinated by the Organic Consumers Association.  It will be sent to the President elect’s office as well as your senators and has already received more than 20,000 online participants.  Take a second to sign and remember –yes we can!

On another note, way back when, around Thanksgiving I asked what dishes you would like to see more of up here.  That question really got me thinking, what do I actually want to be preparing and eating?  Well, ever since I asked myself that question I have been on a vegetable kick.

During the weekends when things are a little slower in my home, I have been making meals with several veggie side dishes.  The salad below is one of our favorites.  Easy to make, full of satisfying flavors and a burst of gorgeous color, it’s the perfect dish for any winter table.

Cabbage Orange Salad

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Servings 4


  • ½ head purple cabbage
  • 1 inch orange, peeled and sliced into ½ segments
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • dash chili powder


  • Slice the cabbage as thinly as possible
  • Place cabbage in a large salad bowl, add the orange segments
  • Toss with olive oil, vinegar and lemon juice then sprinkle with a dash of chili powder
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
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This simple yet stunningly colorful make ahead dish tastes even better the next day after the flavors have marinated and blended together.


25 responses to “Cabbage Orange Salad”

  1. Elana, I love your site. It has changed the way my family and I eat. I, like you, am deeply disturbed that Obama chose Vilsak to be his Sec. of Agriculture. There could not be a worse candidate, in my opinion, to head the dept. that oversees our food. Thanks for writing about it. Blessings, Tessa

  2. Thanks Elana
    I have signed the petition against Vilsack. It hits me real close to home since I live currently in Iowa and am so affected already.
    Thanks for what you do.I appreciate what you prepare and share with us.Press on!!!

  3. Red cabbage is one of my daughters favourite foods. She has just spotted this and wants it for lunch on Tuesday, her first day back to school. Thank you for a great packed lunch idea!

  4. Back in Nov. I asked for “salads, please” – THX for this one. Dash of chile powder the perfect touch. Re: Vilsack, Pesticide Action Network also collecting signatures to join with Organic Consumer’s Assoc. See link at, click on “take action” upper right.

  5. Gorgeous salad, Elana! Looks so tasty and nourishing. I’m a huge fan of red cabbage sauteed in lots of organic butter, and this looks like a refreshing twist.

  6. Elana,

    This nomination is so disappointing. Actually, disappointing may be a gross understatement. It is devastating. Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention. I have put a link to the petition on my website as well.


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