With the Jewish holidays fast approaching, this is the perfect light and easy side dish for the Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It incorporates the traditional elements: apples and honey and is easy to prepare for a crowd. It is very healthy and not too sweet. A great alternative to tzimmes, it goes well with brisket and chicken. It can be served hot or cold and looks beautiful on a holiday table.
½ small red cabbage (about 2-2 ½ cups), shredded (just cut into shreds with sharp knife), discarding any hard pieces
2 cups shredded carrots (bagged from supermarket)
¾ cup chopped apple
1 Tbls. coconut oil (or olive oil)
3/4 cup apple juice
2 Tbls. apple cider vinegar
½ Tbls. honey
- Whisk together apple juice, apple cider vinegar and honey in a bowl; set aside.
- Over medium high heat, melt coconut oil in a deep frying pan; then add cabbage, carrots and apple, cooking them for about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add liquid mixture, cover and cook for 20-25 minutes until cabbage mixture is tender when pierced with a knife, but not limp.
- Serve immediately hot as a side dish or can be served as a cool salad.