June 15, 2011

{Tutorial} North Woods Inn Red Cabbage Salad

North Woods Inn is a place I have been going to since I was a kid.  Its Frontier Land-esque ambience and  "throw your peanut shells on the floor" atmosphere make dining here a real treat.  And the food...let's just say these guys put Claim Jumper's portions to shame.

With every lumberjack sized meal, you also get cheesy garlic bread and two salads:  a green salad with buttermilk blue cheese dressing and a red cabbage salad.  Usually I can never decide which one I like better, so I alternate bites.  They're both so good!

I was doing some internet browsing and came across an article about how red cabbage is a super food.  I thought, "I've GOT to figure out how to make that salad!"  With a little googling, I believe I have found a pretty darn good replica.

One head red cabbage
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup plus 2 tbsp red wine vinegar {I used more than the original recipe calls for - I like it tart}
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp salt
1 tsp Lawry's Seasoned Salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp onion powder

1.  Get yourself organized!

2.  Shred half the cabbage finely and the other half coarsely {definitely doesn't have to be perfect}

3.  Put shredded cabbage into a large bowl.

4.  Whisk together vegetable oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, seasoned salt, black pepper, and onion powder.

5.  Toss

6.  Store in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or zip-loc bag {careful...red cabbage may stain your nice serving bowls!}

7.  ENJOY!

*This salad was great 24 hours after making it, but it gets better and better each day it sits*

Now if only I could figure out how to make that cheesy garlic bread.....
; )


  1. Ohhh that cheesy garlic bread.....did you know that they sell the spread at the store??


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