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Easy to make Cabbage Salads.

Updated on October 2, 2014

Salad Prepping Shortcuts.

In our extended family, there are 10 adult children, all married, 38 grandchildren, a few married and 7 great grandchildren. An intimate family gathering starts at a minimum of 60 people! Add a few friends and family of in-laws and you can easily reach 100 people. Needless to say, food is bountiful, tasty and beautiful. The kitchen is a bit of a flurry for several days before. We have all learned as many time saving tricks as possible. I utilize those tricks, even when cooking for my small family and enjoy the shortcuts.

Red, white, green and orange

Another staple in a Middle Eastern kitchen is cabbage. It is used both raw and cooked. An Israeli table is always colorful. Some food choices are even made based on that! This selection of salads is probably the most colorful of all the salads my next few hubs will be talking about. When I make this selection, I basically work on all three salads at the same time. It is easier for prep time and clean up.

Best Cabbage Movie Line!

Mrs. Bucket, played by Helena Bonham Carter in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory says "Nothing goes better with cabbage than cabbage."


  1. shred the cabbage finely
  2. grate the onion
  3. chop the cilantro into small pieces
  4. Mix it all together. Squeeze lemon and drizzle olive oil over it
  5. add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

White cabbage salad


1/2 green cabbage

1/2 onion

handful of cilantro (about 1/2 a bunch)

1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Cabbages! | Source

Where did the term Cole Slaw come from?

The words Cole Slaw were anglicized from the Dutch word, Koolsla. This was a shortened word for Koolsalade, meaning cabbage Salad.

Red Cabbage Nutrition

I used the red cabbage salad because it has the most calories and fat. You can take off almost 80 calories a serving of the other salads!

Red Cabbage Salad

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 cup
Calories 209
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Carbohydrates 20 g7%
Protein 2 g4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Red Cabbage!
Red Cabbage! | Source

You guessed it.


Do you know....

...which vegetable is consumed most in the world next to potatoes?

To ease your salad making experience:

Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel
Cuisinart DLC-2ABC Mini Prep Plus Food Processor Brushed Chrome and Nickel

I don't personally use one but this is a good one if you do


Instructions for Red Cabbage Salad.

1. chop the cabbage in small pieces

2. chop the garlic

3.chop the cilantro and mix everything together

4. squeeze 1/2 lemon

5. mix in 3 tablespoons of mayonaise (I like to use light)

Red Cabbage salad


1/2 red cabbbage

2 cloves garlic

1 handful of cilantro

1/2 lemon

3 tablespoons of mayonaiise

salt and pepper to taste

Confetti Salad


1/4 green cabbage

1/4 red cabbage

3 carrots

1/2 onion

a handful of cilantro

2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon of mayonaise

salt and pepper to taste

Confetti Salad Instructions

1. Grate the carrots into bowl

2. shred green and red cabbage finely

3. grate onion

4. chop cilantro

5.mix with balsamic vinegar and mayonaise!

Cabbage Salad

5 stars from 3 ratings of confetti salad

Each of these salads have several variations and I am sure you will tailor them to your own personal tastes. I hope you enjoy these wonderful salads!

B'tayavon! (Good appetite!)


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    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you, Jackie! I like sugar on it, too. I like to put the sugar on it and let it settle a few hours. Or, I sometimes use apple vinegar instead of lemon. These recipes don't call for either so I wrote them as such.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      These looks so good and I love cabbage and have even done a couple hubs on it, it is a real cancer killer and so good for you! I must have a little sugar on mine though whether with oil or mayo and I usually use cider vinegar instead of lemon but lemon is very good for us too so I will try that, I will even try it without sugar! Thanks.

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Robin! I appreciate it!

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      Robin Grosswirth 

      6 years ago from New York

      Great recipes!!!!! Will share on Twitter your recipes.

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      It is re4ally good, internpete! Thank you for reading! I hope you will enjoy it!

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      Peter V 

      6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

      These sound delicious! I love a good salad with plenty of variety, so the Confetti Salad sounds very good!

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      You are very welcome, vespawoolf!yes, when we make a holiday meal, we do about 7 salads but on a regular night, just 1! Thank you for reading and sharing!

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      Vespa Woolf 

      6 years ago from Peru, South America

      Wow, that's a lot of cooking! I have a weakness for purple cabbage, but all these salads sound wonderful. Thanks so much for sharing!

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you Kris for visiting , commenting and voting! I hope you enjoy it!

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      6 years ago from S. Florida

      Great recipes . . . I've eaten Israeli cabbage salad, and it's good to know how to make it.

      Voted "useful."

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Enjoy, Audrey! I have one ready to go also! Thank you for stopping by!

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 years ago from California

      My mouth is watering so I may need to make some of this (these) tonight!

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you!

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      Life Under Construction 

      6 years ago from Neverland

      A perfect recipe! ..give this 5 stars.

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you for reading! Enjoy!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for these easy recipes

    • btrbell profile imageAUTHOR

      Randi Benlulu 

      6 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      Thank you! It is very easy and cabbage is one of those veggies that can be cut up beforehand! thanks for reading and commenting!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Easy enough salads with few ingredients which is just perfect. I love cabbage especially raw... Great salads and ideas. thanks for sharing and lovely photos.


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