½ cup olive oil
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar (Sucanat or Rapadura work well)
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 head red cabbage, cored and finely shredded
In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper. Place the shredded cabbage in a large glass bowl and pour the dressing over the cabbage. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate at 8 hours, or overnight, stirring occasionally. Drain before serving.
This is a summer favorite of Rebecca’s! I adjust the amount of dressing depending on the size of the red cabbage. It’s a colorful, crisp, healthy dish to bring to a picnic or barbeque!
Notes: Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamins, especially Vitamin C, dietary fiber, folic acid, potassium and antioxidant phytochemicals. Red cabbage is rich in antioxidants from anthocyanin, which is responsible for its deep red color.