Cabbage Salad Recipe

This cabbage salad recipe makes an attractive cabbage salad with personality! The grated carrot adds color, the cucumber adds an interesting texture and the pine nuts add crunch.

Since pine nuts are not really nuts at all, this is a great dish for people with nut allergies. (Pine nuts are actually the seeds of certain varieties of pine trees.)

Like most salad recipes, this is easily multiplied.

If you have a food processor, you can make this in no time at all. It will take a bit longer if you have to grate the cabbage and carrot by hand.

Check that you have these staples at home

  • in the cupboard

    • cider vinegar

  • in the fridge or freezer

    • mayonnaise
    • pine nuts

Buy these fresh ingredients

  • carrots
  • green cabbage
  • cucumber

Get out your equipment

  • Essential

    • a small bowl
    • a larger serving bowl
    • measuring cups and spoons
    • a mixing spoon
    • a cutting board and sharp knife
    • a grater

  • Nice to have but not necessary

    • a food processor
    • a whisk for mixing the mayonnaise and vinegar (if not, use a fork)

    The recipe

    1/3 cup/80 mL mayonnaise

    1 tsp/5 mL cider vinegar

    2 large carrots, grated

    2 cups/500 mL grated cabbage

    1/2 cup/125 mL diced cucumber

    1/4 cup/60 mL pine nuts

    In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise and the cider vinegar.

    In a large bowl, combine the carrots, cabbage, cucumber and pine nuts.

    Add the mayonnaise mix to the vegetables and stir well to combine.


    • Use any vinegar in place of the cider vinegar.

    • Use sunflower seeds in place of the pine nuts.

    Ideas for making this recipe your own

    • Make your own Homemade Mayonnaise.

    • Try using purple or red cabbage instead of, or as well as, green.


    • There is no need to wash the food processor blade (or the grater) after you grate the carrots and before you grate the cabbage.

    Menu suggestion

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