Red Cabbage Citrus Salad #SundaySupper

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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
  • 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
  • ½ 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.

What’s on your Easter Menu this year?

This week’s Sunday Supper Recipes are making me drool already.  These Citrus Recipes are perfect for this time of year!

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Big On Citrus Breads & Condiments:

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Sour Citrusy Sweets & Desserts:

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  1. says

    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.

    • says

      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!!!

  2. says

    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.

  3. says

    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.

  4. says

    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!

  5. says

    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!

  6. says

    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…

  7. says

    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!!

  8. says

    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.

  9. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says

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

  10. says

    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!

  11. says

    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

  12. says

    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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