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red cabbage salad in a bowl

Easy Summertime Red Cabbage Salad

A refreshing and healthy salad treat on a hot summer day.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Jewish, Kosher
Keyword: refreshing, salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 289kcal


  • Large bowl
  • small bowl
  • mini whisk


Salad ingredients

  • 10 oz red cabbage shredded
  • cup almonds slivered
  • cup dried cranberries
  • 10 oz mandarin oranges save the juice
  • ¼ cup green onions chopped

Dressing ingredients

  • ¼ cup mandarin orange juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Toss the shredded cabbage, almonds, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, and green onions together in a large bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, mix the mandarin orange juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and salt and pepper together with a whisk or small fork to make the dressing.
  • Dress the salad with the dressing and toss. Eat immediately or chill for at least one hour for best results.


  • Chill overnight for the best results
  • Add toasted sesame seeds right before serving
  • Mix in sliced deli meats and make this salad a complete meal
  • Substitute dried cherries for dried cranberries


Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 429mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1367IU | Vitamin C: 68mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg