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Tastes just like the salad at the restaurant! It gets better the longer it marinates. Since the flavor of cabbage can vary somewhat, be flexible with your seasonings. Some may require a little more sugar, etc. This is really beautiful to use as a "bed" to serve meat on. Goes absolutely fabulous with a grilled ribeye!

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waddiewee February 17, 2009

This salad is great and VERY close to the restaurant version. I upped the vinegar to 3/4 cups for a little more zing. The recipe for 2 servings is actually enough for a whole head of cabbage. Highly recommended.

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PattiRob February 08, 2012

This recipe is a favorite staple of mine. I have been eating it for years and have cleaned it up just a bit. It is great for those of you who are snackers and need to lose weight or want to maintain your weight. You can eat as much of this as you want. I recommend changing the sugar for fresh apple juice. You can omit the lawerys season salt (not to much healthy stuff in that item). As far as how much apple juice...just do it to taste. IT WORKS great.

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MsRawVegan December 01, 2011

this is not correct :) I know how to make the original Northwoods Inn recipe. there's quite a few ingredients missing.

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Aki M. October 07, 2015

I lived in California for 54 years and have eaten at the Clearman restaurants since I was 25. When I moved to Oklahoma, with 2/3 of my close family, they wanted me to try to make the Northwoods Inn Purple Cabbage Salad. I tried several recipes but think this one is the closest. The only thing I add to it is about a 1/2 teaspoon of horseradish.

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mgemmil October 02, 2012

I liked this a lot. Particularly because it's not one of those salads you have to worry about spoiling out in the summer heat (and it's visually appealing). I'm not a fan of coleslaw, but I can def go for seconds of this. I felt like it needed a bit more vinegar, but as Chef #1173992
stated, be flexible with seasonings (and adjust to taste). Thanks for sharing!

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Larawithoutau July 21, 2011

I am so glad you posted this recipe! It is wonderful and tasted like Northwoods Inn! Thank you!

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Justbeck October 04, 2010

Amazing, and I work 1 mile from Northwoods in Pasadena so I have had it more than a few times!

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Marianneee August 30, 2010

so simple to make yet so tasty.. thanks for my new addiction!

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enel4476 November 20, 2009

I grew up eating at the Northwoods Inn. I made this recipe exactly as written. It's way too oily and too salty. I don't think it is anything like the Northwoods Inn cabbage salad. If this is the recipe they actually gave out, I think they are pulling the wool over people's eyes.

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Kate S. December 20, 2015
Northwoods Inn Purple Cabbage Salad