This recipe is my mother's, and it's great for a delightful side dish! Hope you enjoy!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly toss red cabbage, mandarin orange segments, green onion, and cranberries together in a salad bowl.

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  • Toast pine nuts in a small skillet over medium heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Remove immediately to a bowl and let cool.

  • Whisk canola oil, vinegar, sugar, and salt in a bowl until sugar and salt have dissolved.

  • Stir toasted pine nuts into salad and pour dressing over the top. Toss again to coat salad with dressing.

Nutrition Facts

291.2 calories; protein 3.2g 6% DV; carbohydrates 20.9g 7% DV; fat 23.1g 36% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 16.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2013
I added purple grapes and pomegranate seeds. We call this salad dessert! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2012
I wanted to like this salad - it was beautiful and colorful and very easy to make. My guests and I didn't like it though. I upped the amount of sugar and it was still much too sour for our tastes. Read More
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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
11/23/2012
I wanted to like this salad - it was beautiful and colorful and very easy to make. My guests and I didn't like it though. I upped the amount of sugar and it was still much too sour for our tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/16/2013
I added purple grapes and pomegranate seeds. We call this salad dessert! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2012
This is a delicious salad. I used cider vinegar in mine, and I wouldn't change the recipe a bit. The appearance is beautiful with the purple of the cabbage contrasting against the orange mandarins and the green flecks of onion. The sweet and sour flavor of the dressing is mellowed by the toasted pine nuts, which give the salad a depth and richness. Because I had some red cabbages left from my garden, I made this for Thanksgiving dinner, and the sweet and sour dressing complemented the oiliness of the turkey and gravy very nicely. I will definitely make this salad again--especially for events when I want my dishes to be especially eye-catching. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2014
Great recipe I used dried apricots and walnuts instead of oranges and pine nuts. Also used cranberry/pear infused vinegar with blood orange infused EVOO. Turned out great!! Will make this again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/28/2015
Added cilantro and MANGO to it. Also substituted almonds for pine nuts (as I had none) and added two jalapeños to it!! Amazing!!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2013
I enjoyed this salad. I used raisins walnuts clementine and grapeseed oil in place of cranberries pine nuts mandarin oranges and canola oil because that was all I had and I needed a recipe to use up my red cabbage. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2017
What a uniquely delicious salad. I saw this and some helpful reviews in the AR magazine which took this salad to six stars. I used fresh mandarin oranges added some pomegranate seeds and added orange juice and some of the pomegranate juice to the dressing. We also added a mix of dried fruit not just cranberries but also goji blueberry and maqui berries. Absolutely wonderful and so beautiful! Use shredded cabbage as written. I cut the cabbage into strips and regretted it immediately. I could have eaten the salad faster with chopsticks. Thank you for the recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2018
I used apple cider vinegar and raw honey instead of sugar. It was very good! I would make it again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/22/2019
We made this salad for a family get together. Everyone really loved it. I used fresh clementines because they are so available. I used rice vinegar & avocado oil because that is what we had. Read More