Red cabbage and beetroot salad with ginger dressing


This salad is a real vitamin bomb! Try adding chickpeas or white beans to the salad for extra protein.

Cheers to a healthy and happy 2022! Thank you so much for being here.
I was very excited about the upcoming new year. I know it’s just a symbolic change, but I really wanted to leave cancer, chemo and depression behind me and start fresh.
Unfortunately, it turns out that this year will not differ much from the previous one, as I’m starting chemo at the end of January again… and I’m mad, mad as hell, to be honest! I really believed that I would have a few “normal” years before the next relapse.
I just hope that it will not ruin my plans again and I’ll manage to accomplish all of the projects for this year.
What doesn’t kill you … right?!
Back to the salad, as I did not come here to complain, but to share the recipe. It is very easy to make, budget friendly, keeps well in the fridge and it makes a great addition to many dishes. vegan red cabbage and beetroot salad

What to serve red cabbage and beetroot salad with?

Salad is a great side dish as well as stuffing for wraps, pita bread, sandwiches and much more Try to serve it with:
Soybean meatballs
Spicy tofu with rice and green onions
Pita with roasted veggies
Mushroom and lentil stew
Baked cold potatoes with harissa

What are the health-promoting properties of this salad?

This salad is a real vitamin bomb, so let’s take a closer look at some of its components:
red cabbage – is an excellent source of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, vitamins: C, K, B1, B2, B6, A and minerals such as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper and zinc. It is a rich source of antioxidants, has anti-inflammatory properties, maintains strong bones and improves digestion.
beetroot – is rich in iron and vitamin C and contains betanin, an antioxidant that protects against the damaging effects of free radicals. For this reason, beetroot is one of the most effective vegetables supporting the body after chemotherapy.
Beets support the proper functioning of the liver, improve mood and have blood-forming properties
ginger – contains gingerol, a substance with strong healing properties. It improves digestion, has anti-inflammatory properties, supports immunity, relieves muscle pain and prevents nausea
apples – are a good source of vitamin C and potassium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, iron and magnesium. They support immunity, improve digestion, regulate blood sugar levels and help remove toxins from the body.

ginger dressing

Red cabbage and beetroot salad with ginger dressing

Servings 4 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins


  • mandoline slicer or food grater
  • large bowl
  • small wisk optional


  • ¼ head red cabbage sliced thinly or shredded
  • 1 apple cut into sticks or shredded
  • 1 beetroot peeled and shredded
  • 1 handful arugula
  • 1 handful green onion chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh dill chopped

ginger dressing

  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • salt to taste
  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Chop the cabbage finely [ the so-called mandolin slicer will come in handy ], peel the beetroot and grate it on a coarse grater
  • Combine the shredded cabbage and grated beetroot with the green onion and arugula
  • Prepare the dressing by combining olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup, mustard, minced garlic and grated ginger. Then season to taste with salt and a good amount of freshly ground pepper
  • Add the dressing to the salad bowl and toss until veggies are well coated
  • Finally, mix in [ gently ] apple sticks and chopped dill


Keep the red cabbage and beetroot salad in a closed jar, in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
You can replace the rocket with spinach, kale, or simply skip it.
Try adding chickpeas or white beans to the salad for extra protein.
Nutritional value - 1/4 of the salad
Energy value 147 kcal | Carbohydrates 18.2 g | Protein 3.2 g | Fat 7 g | Fiber 4.5 g
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: apples, beetroot, budget friendly, ginger, gluten free, healthy, Quick & Easy, red cabbage

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