Spiced Red Cabbage Salad – Rödkål


  • 4 oz (113.4 g) red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tablespoon (30 ml/ 13.5g) onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (7 ml, .24 oz) pork fat, or your preferred fat/oil
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml/ 14.9 g) apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml/ 14.9 g) dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml/ 27.5 g) cranberries
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1ml/ .52 g) caraway seeds
  • 1/2 cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1ml/ 1.5 g) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1ml/.2g ) fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon (.5ml/ .52g) ground cloves


Wash and shred the cabbage, set aside. In a saucepan or dutch oven, cook the onion in the pork fat over medium-high heat until translucent. Add the cabbage, apple cider, red wine and cranberries and cook for 5 minutes. Add the remaining spices and simmer on medium to medium-low until the salad is soft and tender. Smaklig måltid!

Base recipe makes two servings of 3oz/ 84.5g a piece.

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About This Recipe

This is an excellent use for that red cabbage I always saw at the supermarket, but never really knew what to do with apart from coleslaw or something similar. This is a savory and sweet salad with a holiday aroma and taste and color. It's a delicious and easy side dish for the Julbord (Swedish Christmas table), or just for a delicious dinner with a great meat dish. And this is a great dish to prepare the day before an event as the flavors meld even better overnight. Smaklig måltid!

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