Parmesan Cabbage Salad with Pinenuts and Basil

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Parmesan Cabbage Salad with Pinenuts and Basil

Parmesan Cabbage Salad

This is easy but it tastes like a million dollars. I made this Parmesan Cabbage Salad with Pine nuts and Basil because I had a similar one in a restaurant and it cost $22. I liked it then and I love it now.

It is the perfect salad. I am not kidding

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Parmesan Cabbage salad

The Perfect Salad

This salad stands alone but it makes a deep impression with  a Barbecue  or a roasted chicken and also makes an impact with a steak. Give it a go.

You do need to cut the cabbage razor thin if this salad is going to be the best it can be. I sliced it on a Japanese slicer. I also have another slicer that works in a similar way that will give you an idea on what you should use. Maybe you could even do it with a sharp vegetable peeler too.

Parmesan Cabbage Salad


Parmesan cabbage salad

The thing about it is that it is simple. It tastes of Parmesan, Basil and the sharpness of a vinegar dressing with the crunch of toasted Pinenuts.

Parmesan Cabbage Salad

Parmesan Cabbage Salad with Pinenuts and Basil
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This is so good. Once you have mastered shaving the cabbage the rest is down hill. You will be rewarded with a Parmesan flavoured hit of freshness and crunch that should be eaten as soon as it is dressed.
  • 600 gm white cabbage, ½ a small(the firm white variety minus the outside leafy greens
  • 100 gm parmesan cheese ( very finely grated. Add a bit of shaved if you want to garnish the top. Make sure you use fresh grated ITALIAN Grana)
  • ½ cup chopped flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup torn basil leaves
  • ½ red onion ( washed in some warm water to get rid of the acidity)
  • 2 finely sliced radishes
  • 100 gm pine nuts, toasted ( or hazelnuts if you can't get pinenuts)
  • 40 ml white wine vinegar (2 Tablespoons)
  • 80 ml olive oil (4 Tablespoons)
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  1. Start with a large bowl. Add the finely shredded cabbage, radish, washed onion, parsley and basil
  2. Mix the dressing ingredients into a jar and shake well.
  3. Put the parmesan, salt and nuts into the bowl and toss with the dressing.
  4. The salad will start to soften a little as it is dressed.
  5. Garnish with extra parmesan, herbs and nuts if you like.
To wash onions: Slice them paper thin and pour hot water over to cover. Sit for 30 seconds, then drain. This should take out a lot of the bite and burn so they don't overpower the cheese.
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