Cuban Cabbage Salad

Cuban Cabbage Salad

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A big, bright and bold cabbage salad with a citrusy garlic dressing.




  • 2 sour oranges, juiced or substitute the juice of a lemon, lime, and 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or any white vinegar
  • 2 to 3 medium cloves of garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • equal amount of olive oil to citrus, about 1/3 to 1/2 cup
  • optional, a teaspoon or two of chopped cilantro or parsley


  • 1/4 head of a large or 1/2 head small purple cabbage, sliced 1/4 to 1/2″ thick
  • 1/4 head of a large or 1/2 head small green cabbage, sliced 1/4 to 1/2″ thick
  • 2 to 3 carrots, peeled and shaved into ribbons with a peeler
  • 1 to 3 Cubano or banana peppers, cut into rings, optional



Place all ingredients except for cilantro or parsley in a jar or blender and mix. Taste and adjust seasonings. This dressing is bright and sharp, you may wish to add more sugar. Set aside.

Cabbage Salad:

Place all the ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing (you may have a bit leftover dressing) and serve. Best if it sits for about an hour.

Keywords: Cabbage, cabbage slaw, carrots, Cuban, Lemon, Lime, Orange, Salad Dressings, Slaw, Vinegar

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