If you took a poll among 10 of your friends, how many do you think would like cabbage? For me, it was 6 out of 10 who liked it. But what I found was that there was very little middle ground. One or two said “it’s just ok”. But most either love it or hate it. I’m one of the lovers! I like to eat it when it’s cool and crunchy. But I really love it roasted! There’s nothing better than a bowl of warm, sweet, chewy cabbage.
This roasted red cabbage salad, to me, is a bowl of comfort food. Sliced red cabbage and red onions are drizzled with olive oil and seasoned with cumin, ginger, fennel seed and orange zest and roasted to a soft, slightly charred, chewy perfection. Toss in some sweet dried apricots, figs, and plums along with some tangy dried cranberries. Sprinkle on some toasted walnuts and drizzle it with your favorite vinegar.