Recipe: Red Cabbage Salad with Capers and Raisins

An all-year round, super simple salad

Plate containing cabbage raisin onion caper salad

This Mediterranean diet based salad includes colorful red cabbage, onion and raisins. It’s filled with brain healthy antioxidants and is a sweet and savory delight with very little saturated fat. It’s an all-year round, simple recipe from Marwan Sabbagh, MD, Director of Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.

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Ingredients

1 large head red cabbage (about 3 pounds), cored and shredded
1 large red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
⅓ cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons nonpareil capers
2 tablespoons golden raisins
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

  1. Combine the cabbage and onion in a large bowl and toss well.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the oil, vinegar, honey, capers, raisins and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour this mixture over the cabbage and toss until evenly coated.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for 4 to 6 hours, or ideally, 8 to 12 hours to allow the cabbage to soften and the flavors to blend.
  5. Let the salad stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving.
  6. Toss to recombine and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

Makes 6 servings.

Calories: 180
Total fat: 12g
Saturated fat: 2g
Trans fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 270mg
Total Carbohydrate: 17g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 12g
Protein: 2g

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Source: The Alzheimer’s Prevention Cookbook: 100 Recipes to Boost Brain Health (© 2012 Ten Speed Press)

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