Mediterranean Cabbage Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Vegan | Gluten-Free | Grain-Free | Sugar-Free | Dairy-Free

Cabbage, a vegetable you can find everywhere in Portugal and also in so many different ways and kinds! Did you know that for example cauliflower, broccoli and brussel sprouts are the same family? So as there exist so many different kinds of cabbages there are a lot of recipes as well 😉.
Today we share a cabbage salad recipe with you, where you can even use various types of cabbage if you want. This salad is perfect for events as you can (and should) prepare it beforehand. The Red cabbage gives some special colorfeeling, so I highly recommend using that one instead of white cabbage or at least mix them together. I can’t emphasize enough how important it is to massage the cabbage with salt, so it gets soft before preparing and dressing the salad! Enjoy 😊


  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Juice of 1-2 Limes or Lemons
  • 1 garlic clove, cut very small
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • A sip of apple cider vinegar
  • Spices:
    sumac, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper

Mix everything together and blend until nicely creamy, add more spices if required and blend again.


  • 1-2 Cabbage (red cabbage for special look)
  • 3-5 Carrots
  • 2 Green onion
  • Handful Fresh herbs
  • 1 cup roasted Sunflower Seeds
  • salt, sumac

Firstly, you cut the cabbage in thin stripes (using a machine for this is faster) and then massage the cabbage with a little bit of salt to make it softer. If possible, let this already sit for an hour before continuing.
Then grate the carrot and cut onions* in thin stripes and add to the cabbage. Cut fresh herbs (e.g.: coriander, kale, dandelion leaf, parsley, fennel, arugula etc.) and add to the rest. Roast sunflower seeds in a pan without oil until nicely brown and mix in the salad. Lastly add the dressing to the salad and mix very well (the more dressing, the better).
Then let the salad with the dressing sit for an hour or even overnight, so it absorbs the dressing well. It’s definitely worth waiting, as this salad only gets better the longer it has time to settle! So, it’s even more delicious the next day
Give it a good mix before serving, to make sure everything has dressing and sprinkle a little bit of sumac on top.

*also nice to use marinated onions, to add some extra flavor

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Love, Antonia

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