Fruit Slaw in a Cabbage Bowl Recipe
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Fruit Slaw in a Cabbage Bowl Recipe

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This fresh recipe from Darlene Brenden turns ho-hum coleslaw on its head—in more ways than one! I take the traditional blend of vegetables for that dish and mix in juicy fruit pieces," begins the Salem, Oregon cook. "Then I serve the salad inside a hollowed-out cabbage. Both the flavor and "bowl" never fail to draw compliments.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 medium head cabbage
  • 1 can (11 ounces) mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple chunks, drained
  • 2 medium carrots, shredded
  • 1 medium tart apple, chopped
  • 1/2 cup halved green grapes
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 133 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 30mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein


  1. To prepare the cabbage serving bowl, gently peel back outer leaves of the cabbage. Hollow out cabbage, leaving a 1/4-in. shell and the core intact; set aside. Chop removed cabbage leaves. Place 2 cups chopped cabbage in a large bowl (refrigerate remaining cabbage for another use). Add oranges, pineapple, carrots, apple and grapes.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine oil, lemon juice, honey and ginger; shake well. Pour over slaw and toss to coat. Spoon into cabbage bowl. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Fruit Slaw in a Cabbage Bowl in Country Woman May/June 2000, p27

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2011

"Awesome idea! I'll have to try that!"

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