Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw

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I should be on Food Network’s “Chopped” home-cook challenge because I would kill it!

At least I’d try. :)

I love figuring out what to make with what I have on hand. It’s creative and fun! (at least for me). The Husband would much rather just grab a bag of chips,  order in or hit a drive-thru. He also wouldn’t touch something like this with a 10-foot pole.

I don’t know, maybe you wouldn’t either, but I loved the combination.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - ingredients.

I don’t know why I didn’t think if it before, but beets and grapefruit go REALLY good together. At first I was just going to make a dish with them alone but then I had all this “juice” and it was calling for more of a salad and the only thing I had on hand was cabbage. It was a great addition! The crunch held up to the strong flavors and the sunflower seeds added a nice nutty bite.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit SlawI’ve made it twice since coming up with the idea. Now I’m going to have to keep grapefruit and beets on hand all the time!

Here’s what I did…

  • 2 cups (140g) shredded cabbage (I used napa but any would work)
  • 8.8 oz (250g) cooked beets (canned would work)
  • 1 pink grapefruit
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tbsp (10g) honey
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup (30g) roasted sunflower seed kernels

Add the cabbage to a large bowl.

Conserve 1 ounce of the beet liquid for the dressing then chop the beets and top the cabbage.

Supreme the grapefruit — I use this technique.

Cut the rind away.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - Supreme Grapefruit step 1

Then running the knife along side the membranes connecting the slices, pop out the segments and add them to the bowl.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - Supreme Grapefruit step 2

Squeeze the skeleton to release any additional juice for the dressing. I was able to get another ounce out of it.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - Supreme Grapefruit step 3

Make the dressing by whisking the olive oil, mint leaves, honey and a pinch or two of kosher salt.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - The dressing

Be sure to smash the leaves a bit releasing some of their oil to infuse the dressing.

Pour the dressing over the beets, grapefruit and cabbage. Add the sunflower seeds.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - Before toss

Toss everything together. Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - After

Viola! Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - Final Plate

This is another one of those dishes I ate straight away, but it’s also good when allowed to sit. My leftovers were even better the next day.

Cabbage, Beet and Grapefruit Slaw - Final

Hope it’s not too weird for you. I wouldn’t have believed it was good if I didn’t eat it myself. :)

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
2 About 2 Cups
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
210 12g 5g old: 4 new: 6
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
10g 2g 23g 11g

See other recipes using: beets, cabbage, grapefruit, mint, sunflower seeds

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    Rita LA

    May 13, 2014

    Roni 'not too weird' at all .... since I have been following you... I'm much more adventurous with food A BIG THANKS Rita


    May 13, 2014

    OMG (oh my goodness) 3 of my favorite ingredients... Grapefruit, Beets (love them) & Cabbage of course you know that I am going to make this...Roni pleez adopt me :)


      June 9, 2014

      made it :) LOVED IT! I ended up making more the next day and then again a 3rd day! I love this-so light, so refreshing, sooo good! I added 1/4 cup of wheat berries on the 3rd day...that made it even better!


    May 13, 2014

    I love all the ingredients but never would've thought to put them together. I have a grapefruit tree, and I'm always looking for a new way to use them. There's just not that many grapefruit recipes out there. Yay! Thanks!


    June 2, 2014

    Can you use canned beets? The beets here are so expensive and look all beat up. (no's true) can orange be switched for grapefruit? Those of us on cholesterol medicine can't eat grapefruit. Love the idea.