Grandma Sally’s Cabbage Salad

My Grandma Sally was one of the most important people in my life.  I had the great fortune of having her in my life until I was 30 but that was not long enough.  She was honest, hardworking, driven and creative.  I was inspired by her on a daily basis and to this day she influences many of the decisions I make in life.

She was a fabulous and inventive cook.  Grandma used to work in the Butcher shop with my Grandpa and she created an entire “appetizing” section with her own recipes.  Her salads and slaws were legendary in Newburgh and throughout the Hudson Valley.  Today I am going to share with you a recipe that actually brings back memories of our Summer BBQ’s.  My Grandma always brought this to the party and at my Mom’s request, always brought a second batch for us to have after the party!  It was that good.
Cabbage Salad can be done in oh so many ways.  This is a very quick and easy, yet flavorful recipe.  Back in the day Grandma suggested using light corn syrup which is not something I keep in my pantry.  I have since tweaked the recipe to include Agave to infuse a bit of sweetness.

Cabbage is one of those cleansing foods.  It is a terrific fiber-rich veggie and should be a part of everyone’s diet.  From a Feng Shui perspective, the white cabbage plays to our intention for creativity and children.  Prepare this and eat with your family.  It will be sure to create harmony and unity and happy tummies to boot!

Grandma Sallys Cabbage Salad | New York Interior Design

Cabbage Salad



  • 1/4 cup light Agave Syrup
  • 1/4 Tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 8 cups shredded cabbage (you can mix red and white if you wish for variety and color)
  • 1/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 green pepper sliced thin and small
  • 1 Carrot shredded

Combine cabbage and shredded carrots.

Blend Agave syrup, oil, vinegar and salt till smooth

Pour over shredded cabbage and carrots and toss well

Garnish with green pepper before serving.

This dish is best if prepared the night before serving or at least a few hours prior to serving so the flavors can meld.
Check out this easy recipe below and perhaps you can prepare it for Father’s Day.  Let me know what you think!

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Grandma Sallys Cabbage Salad | New York Interior Design

1 Comment

  1. She was definitely a fabulous cook and a great person. I truly appreciate your Blog on her Slaw recipe.


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