So you want to add more cruciferous vegetables to your diet but you don’t really like brocolli, cauliflower or brussel sprouts? Well then, have some cabbage. Crunchy cabbage, tart apples, a dressing both sweet and tart and a few extra good things thrown in will make anyone a cruciferous vegetable lover. The nutritional components of this salad, cabbage, cherries, and pecans are especially healthy for men but really are good for everyone.



  • 1 small head savoy cabbage (green cabbage or napa will work also), thinly sliced
  • 1 medium apple, julienned (a tart and crunchy apple like Braeburn or Granny Smith works best)
  • 1/4 cup dried unsweetened cherries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 3-4 tbsp raw honey or coconut nectar (depending on the sweetness you prefer)
  • 3 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. In a large bowl combine the cabbage, apple, and cherries.

    Add the ingredients to the salad in one bowl and the dressing ingredients in another

  2. In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, coriander and salt until smooth.
  3. Just before serving toss the dressing with the cabbage mixture.
  4. Serve garnished with the toasted pecans.

Nutritional Info:

Makes 6-8 cups depending on the size of the cabbage.

Serving size 1 cup.

Nutrients per serving: Calories: 130 , Cal. from Fat: 66, Total Fat: 7.8g, Sat. Fat: 1g, Carbs: 16g, Fiber:  3g, Sugars: 13g, Protein: 2g, Sodium: 89mg, Chol: 0mg


If you plan on having leftovers keep the salad portion separate from the dressing portion.  This will help keep the cabbage from getting soggy.

This is an excellent dish for potlucks and get togethers.  It’s refreshing and great for summer!

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  1. This looks like a good side for my next bbq. Thanks for adding the nutrition information - not many bloggers do and it’s so helpful for those of us watching those calories. :)

    • Kristy says:

      While including the nutrition information does add a bit more work we realize how important it is to some so it’s worth the extra bit of effort it takes. We’re glad it helps you. Enjoy the salad. It’s one of my fav’s.

  2. I love your blog and this salad looks & sounds absolutely delicious! Hubs brought home a savoy cabbage from the farmers market yesterday — you KNOW What I’ll be making this week! Thanks so much for sharing.

    • Kristy says:

      Thank you Christy. We’re very glad to have you reading our blog. This salad is so clean, crunchy and delicious that I think Sarah once ate it everyday for a full week(or more). Let us know how you like it.


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