May 24, 2024

This vibrant salad recipe is a family favorite, passed down from my mother. It’s a refreshing and crunchy side dish that’s perfect for any occasion!


  • 2 ½ cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 (10 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • Dressing:
    • ⅓ cup canola oil
    • ¼ cup vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon white sugar
    • 2 pinches salt


  1. Combine Salad Ingredients: In a large bowl, toss together the shredded cabbage, mandarin orange segments, chopped green onion, and dried cranberries.
  2. Toast Pine Nuts: Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the pine nuts and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  3. Whisk Dressing: In a separate bowl, whisk together the canola oil, vinegar, sugar, and salt until the sugar and salt are dissolved.
  4. Assemble and Serve: Add the toasted pine nuts to the salad mixture. Pour the prepared dressing over the salad and toss to coat evenly. Serve immediately or chill for a bit before serving.

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 291
  • Fat: 23g
  • Carbs: 21g
  • Protein: 3g

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