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Happy Easter Friends!  What’s on your menu today?  It appears that I am one of the few people who is NOT cooking ham today.  In fact, there is nothing traditional about this Easter Holiday.  I know you must be wondering, who in their right mind serves Red Cabbage  Citrus Salad on Easter Sunday? Well…

It all started with a phone call from my dad three weeks ago.  Have I told you that my parents are obsessed with cruises?  I mean obsessed as in one or two or even three cruises a year.  Well they also take turns taking two of my children with them on the cruise.  This year it was Reis and Riley’s turn to go with them.  My dad, being the cruise bargain hunter, found a cruise at a great price, but it was departing on Easter morning.   At first, I was a little taken back by the thought of not spending Easter with my parents and my children for the first time.  But the more I thought about it, this really is the perfect week.  The kids are on Spring Break and won’t miss any school.

That was the first odd event about this Easter.  Then, Alexandra and her boyfriend came home from college and announced that they were really, really, really craving Chicken Marsala.  It would never have occurred to me to serve Chicken Marsala on Easter Sunday, but well, we do always cook whatever she is craving when she comes home.

Then today, I went to our local farmer’s market intending on picking up fruit, vegetables, cheese and bread, but something caught my attention.  It was a stand I have never seen before, and they were selling one of our favorite things- homemade Lobster and Crab Ravioli.  I immediately envisioned the Ravioli with a light Lemon Garlic Wine Sauce and just couldn’t pass them up.

So what does this all have to do with the Red Cabbage Citrus Salad?  WELL, it is National Oranges and Lemons day, and the Sunday Supper Team is celebrating  by showcasing Citrus Recipes.  Jen from Juanita’s Cocina is our host, and we are featuring everything Citrus!  As soon as Jen mentioned this theme, I could not wait.  I had recently made the most amazing Red Cabbage Citrus Salad to go with the Miso Cod from Steamy Kitchen’s Cookbook.  My family loved it, and we realized we really wanted it to be part of our Easter Menu.

Soooo… here is our very unusual menu for a very unusual Easter Sunday:

Red Cabbage Citrus Salad #SundaySupper

Red Cabbage Citrus Salad #SundaySupper


  • 1 head of red cabbage, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, cut in strips
  • 1 orange or 3 clementines
  • 1 leek, chopped fine
  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • 1 Orange or 3 Clementines, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine the red cabbage, red pepper, orange and leek in a large bowl.
  2. Add the Vinaigrette a little at a time and mix well.
  3. *Vinaigrette can be made a day ahead of time and refrigerated.
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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers March 31, 2013 at 7:40 am

I would serve this on Easter Sunday! Since it’s my Husband and I today, I’m thinking of a hot dogs and hamburgers. lol We are so not traditional!


Jen @JuanitasCocina March 31, 2013 at 8:38 am

I’m coming over. Don’t bother making me anything else…I only need this salad. :D


Lane @ Supper for a Steal March 31, 2013 at 8:50 am

We don’t do anything traditional on Easter. No ham or turkey (do people eat turkey on Easter?) just a huge brunch at my parents house with all of our friends and family. This looks like the perfect salad. I often throw together cabbage slaws and citrus is such a great complement to the flavors.


Katie March 31, 2013 at 6:27 pm

Funny you should ask that…apparently my in-laws make turkey (and ham) for Easter…I just had some at lunch at their house today, haha!!!


Renee March 31, 2013 at 9:26 am

Your Easter Sunday Supper sounds fabulous to me. I like non-traditional surprises for holidays. It’s fun to break the rules when the food is so tasty.


Heather @girlichef March 31, 2013 at 10:02 am

Sometimes you just gotta mix things up ;). Your menu sounds delicious to me. As does this salad…yum!


Sherron@SimplyGourmet March 31, 2013 at 10:35 am

I love the salad! Your kids are so lucky to have grandparents that make such special memories for them. I love how you are so flexible, despite the traditions the Easter holds, for your family dinner. Enjoy your day Isabel.


Bea March 31, 2013 at 11:10 am

Your boys will have so much fun with their grandparents. How lovely :)

I love your cabbage citrus salad and have just decided to add it to our menu today. I cannot wait to try it!!! Happy Easter!


Susan March 31, 2013 at 11:50 am

I’m loving your Easter menu. Can I come over :-) Also saving this recipe for when I get my red cabbage over the summer with my CSA and I’m out of ideas for it!


Laura | Small Wallet, Big Appetite March 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm

You are not alone in not cooking ham today, here in the UK we are all about lamb or beef for Easter dinner. Today my mother-in-law cooked up an amazing joint of beef. This salad sounds very fresh, I love red cabbage salads.


Amanda @ Marocmama March 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm

Love how simple and delicious this is. I think sometimes the most un-traditional holiday meals are the best.


Anne @ Webicurean March 31, 2013 at 1:13 pm

This looks delicious and refreshing!


Conni @FoodieArmyWife March 31, 2013 at 2:49 pm

I love using red cabbage for dishes – it is so cheerful and pretty!


Paula @ Vintage Kitchen March 31, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Definitely not traditional, but what a colorful and fresh salad Isabel! I love this new way of making a cabbage salad. And great for a family meal. Happy Sunday!


Sarah Reid, RHNC (@jo_jo_ba) March 31, 2013 at 5:06 pm

LOVE cabbage salad, this looks so fresh!


Katie March 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Isn’t red cabbage just so darn pretty? I need to start using it more in my dishes. I love making salads with cabbage instead of lettuce lately (and on my tacos instead of lettuce…yum)! I think I just might have to try out this recipe ASAP…


Kim Bee March 31, 2013 at 6:33 pm

Isabel this is fabulous. I love non traditional holiday dinners. We did lasagna once for Easter. Live life eating what you love.

Great salad, love citrus in a salad. Happy Easter to you and your family!!


Stacy April 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

Gorgeous colors, Isabel! That salad is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. And I am coveting your lobster and shrimp ravioli. In fact, the whole menu sounds wonderful! Hope you had a happy Easter and that the travelers come home safely and full of adventures to share.


Soni April 1, 2013 at 11:22 am

Such a vibrant looking salad and perfect for this weather! I love your dressing too and its going on my ‘to try’ list :)


Diana @GourmetDrizzles April 1, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Such a beautiful salad… and such a fun post! Sounds like a perfect meal for Easter… and perhaps the start of a new tradition ;-)


Nancy @ gottagetbaked April 1, 2013 at 2:30 pm

I love how you just roll with the punches, Isabel! Who says you’ve gotta play by the same ol’ rules all the time? This sounds like an Easter dinner I’d love. This salad looks perfect – so fresh, vibrant and delicious!


Liz April 1, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Sounds like an AMAZING menu to me!!! Hope you had a fantastic holiday!!!


Nicole April 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm

I love cabbage so much and was a festive, beautiful addition to any meal. Sounds wonderful. Happy Easter!


Caroline@TasteLove&Nourish April 3, 2013 at 6:45 pm

This salad is beautiful. I love the colors and those flavors together sound so good! Looking forward to make this soon! :)


FamilyFoodie April 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Thanks Caroline… let me know how it turns out.


Carole April 4, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using cauliflower and/or cabbage. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . It would be great if you checked out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers


FamilyFoodie April 4, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Thanks Carole! You are so kind to think of me!


Sunithi April 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Ooh, this looks so colorful and sounds amazing. I love using red cabbage and will be trying this salad soon !! The dressing sounds decadent too !


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