Options

Format:
Include:
PRINT
See more
Oxmoor House Photo by: Oxmoor House

Cabbage and Apple Salad with Roasted Onions

It's worth the time to blanch and peel pearl onions for this salad. We don't recommend using frozen pearl onions.

Oxmoor House MAY 2005

  • Yield: 8 servings
  • Cook time:33 Minutes
  • Prep time:38 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 (10-ounce) packages fresh pearl onions
  • 1 head red cabbage, shredded
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 tablespoons white wine vinegar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons maple syrup, divided
  • 2 cups chopped pecans, toasted and divided
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Granny Smith apples, chopped
  • 1 head curly endive, chopped

Preparation

Trim bottom ends of onions. Blanch unpeeled onions, in batches, in rapidly boiling water in a large saucepan 45 seconds. (It's important to blanch in batches so that the water remains at a boil.) Drain and peel onions; place in a large zip-top freezer bag, seal, and refrigerate overnight, if desired.

Combine cabbage and 2 tablespoons salt in a large bowl; let stand 30 minutes, tossing occasionally. Rinse thoroughly, and drain well.

Combine onions and oil in a shallow roasting pan or a large cast-iron skillet; toss to coat. Spread onions in a single layer. Roast at 450° for 25 minutes or until browned, stirring after 20 minutes.

Combine 1/4 cup each vinegar and maple syrup; add to roasted onions. Roast 5 more minutes or until slightly thickened and onions are glazed. Set aside.

Combine remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 cup chopped pecans, sour cream, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor or blender; process 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Cover and chill dressing overnight, if desired.

Toss together chopped apple, cabbage, and endive in a large bowl. Drizzle each serving with dressing, and top with roasted onions; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup pecans.

Make Ahead: Blanch and peel pearl onions a day ahead; store in refrigerator. Prepare dressing up to a day ahead, and store in refrigerator.

advertisement

Go to full version of

Cabbage and Apple Salad with Roasted Onions recipe

advertisement