Northwoods Inn Purple Cabbage Salad

"The restaurant Northwoods Inn or Clearmans serves this slaw. I normally do not like cabbage, but this salad is delish!"
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  • Combine oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, seasoned salt, pepper and onion powder in a bowl. Pour over cabbage; chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Crystal M.
    It says 1/2 cup red wine vinegar, plus and right below it 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar. Why is it listed twice?
  2. kellys.email2013
    How long does this recipe last in the fridge? I have it stored in a bowl covered with plastic wrap.
  3. l.dressel
    Isn't the ratio of oil to vinegar off?


  1. Bette S.
    Made the Red Cabbage from Northwood's Inn and it was totally the same. So easy and delicious! Keeping this recipe.
  2. Aki M.
    this is not correct :) I know how to make the original Northwoods Inn recipe. there's quite a few ingredients missing.
  3. MsRawVegan
    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.
  4. waddiewee
    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!
  5. ethanstrash
    Grew up by the one in Pasadena this taste the same to me, nice job


  1. Penny D.
    I used olive oil rather than vegetable oil, it was much better.
  2. Rich5150
    This recipe is VERY close to the original Clearman’s recipe! For my second batch I added about 1/8 teaspoon (or to taste) caraway seeds (as I do in most cabbage dishes). Yum yum. - rich


I am an Aussie and moved to Southern California in 1991. I have a very sarcastic sense of humour and my talents lie in being intuitive, singing, and eating. I have traveled all over the world and have lived in many locations. I spent the most time in Melbourne Australia ), Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Southern California, New York and Harrisburg PA. If you were to ask me what I love &/or miss about each place my first choice would ALWAYS be the food. My hobbies are acquiring lots of environmental, and medical allergies. <---- Joking but I am super sensitive and so I can be a big pain in the bum to cook for. I guess that is why I love to cook. I know exactly what is going into my mouth and not have to worry about keeping my epipen or inhaler in close reach.
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