Ensalada de Repollo Morado y Manzana (Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad)

by Erica Dinho on July 29, 2012

Ensalada de Repollo Morado y Manzana (Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad)

I’m back after a week of a much needed vacation at the beach and ready to share new and delicious recipes with you guys.

This Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad is one of the many side dishes I was served at family parties when I was growing up. This is a very simple vegetarian recipe that is perfect as a side salad or served up as a burger topping for a delicious and light summer lunch. This salad can be made in advance, making it perfect for picnics. A special thanks to my aunt in Florida who supplied me with the ingredients for the dressing.

Buen provecho!



(6-8 servings)

  • 1 small purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 3 red apples, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/2 cup white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

Ensalada de Repollo Morado y Manzana (Purple Cabbage and Apple Salad)


  1. Place the cabbage and hot water in a pot. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a sauce pan and add the onions. Cook for about 7 minutes or until onions are tender. Add the apples and cook for 3 minutes more stirring often.
  3. Add the cabbage, vinegar, salt, pepper and sugar. Stir well and cover the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes more.
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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jennette Pulecio July 29, 2012 at 11:56 AM

First of all, I just started following your blog. I am Honduran, but Colombian by Marriage, :). I love all Colombian food and have become obsessed with your site. making all these delicious recipes and discovering all my favorite foods. Thank you for creating this and I wish you all the best and many success.


So now my question, Can this cabbage plate served cold or warm?


2 Erica July 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM

Thank you for your comment and the answer is Yes.


3 Belinda @zomppa July 29, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Welcome back! Trust you had a grand time – love this color!


4 Joanne July 30, 2012 at 7:59 PM

I absolutely never know what to do with cabbage but this salad is a great idea!


5 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! July 31, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Those colors are fabulous. Great salad too!


6 Jennifer August 10, 2012 at 12:00 PM

Delicious salad. I made it and loved it.


7 Erica August 11, 2012 at 8:34 AM

Thanks, guys!


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