Monday, August 14, 2017

Red Cabbage Potato Salad

Red cabbage potato salad is an easy to make, delicious to eat, frugal side dish that is a frequent guest at BBQ's and other summer gatherings. My colorful potato salad is a healthier version that is made with chopped red cabbage, red onions, celery and red potatoes - no mayo but I use a delightful dressing.

Of course this recipe meets gluten-free, nut free, and vegan standards with an oil-free version. A perfect allergy friendly recipe.

How I Created This Salad

I created this salad when I ran short of containers to store my leftovers one night. Out of necessity, I combined my red cabbage slaw with my French potato salad into one container. The next day when I went to serve my salads again , the two salads had mingled together creating a colorful delicious tasting potato salad that I we enjoyed immensely.

Since I loved the results,  I now make a recipe for red cabbage potato salad. I think you will love it too, so don't forget to pin it for when you need a really good summer salad.

This delicious salad is full of colorful and crunchy vegetables.

Health Giving Benefits of Purple Vegetables

Although we often refer to purple vegetables as "red" as in  - red cabbage , red onions, red potatoes and red grapes- they are actually in the purple family and their rich color is key to some powerful nutrients and protective antioxidants that 

  • helps build stronger immune systems to fight disease
  • helps fight aging
  • provides life giving vitamins and minerals

Our bodies need antioxidants to fight against aging. 
Purple vegetables are just as important to add to your diet as your greens.

In fact, every color of the rainbow provides valuable nutrients that can only be found in plant based vegan food.

The greater variety of colors in your salads, the better as each color adds unique nutrients and antioxidants.
I once read that antioxidants help "rust proof" our bodies . The darker the color of a vegetable, the more antioxidants it contains. 

I sometimes get a craving for the purple type vegetables- this simple summer recipe satisfies whatever it is my body is needing with the red/purple onions, red purple cabbage, and red potatoes. Since I buy organic potatoes, we eat the skin.

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 minutes using pre-boiled potatoes

5 medium size red potatoes, boiled, skinned , and quartered
1/2 cup of chopped curly parsley
Juice of 1 large lemon or lime
1/2 cup of chopped celery
1/4 cup of chopped fresh dill
1/4 -1/2 cup of diced red onion ( according to your taste)
1 cup of chopped (small) purple cabbage
Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
Optional: 1/4 cup of olive oil ( I don't use oil) 

Mix your boiled potatoes together with the  lemon juice, chopped parsley, chopped celery, diced red onion, chopped purple cabbage and seasonings. (Add olive oil if desired) .Taste and add more lemon juice, salt, and cracked pepper if needed. This may taste even better the second day after the flavors have more time to mingle

My Notes: 
  1. Tastes even better after the salad has a chance to sit for a while to allow the flavors to mingle. 
This recipe is shared on Souper Sunday at Kahakai Kitchen where you can link up soup, salad, or sammie recipes...

Also shared on Weekend Cooking open to anyone who has any kind of food-related post to share: 


  1. I've been looking for a potato salad without mayo, this looks so good!

  2. Hope you enjoy it. We always make our potato salad without mayo

  3. I love adding red onion and purple cabbage to many dishes, but have not thought about potato salad. I'll have to try it!
    I'm your neighbor today at Simple Homestead blog hop!

    1. If you like red onion and red cabbage, you will really love this no may potato salad

  4. French potato salad (pommes à l'huile) is a basic component of salade niçoise -- the red cabbage & onions would be a perfect addition to the classic version, especially with the tuna & tomatoes in it.

    best... mae at

  5. I really dislike mayo, though I tolerate it in some salads. This looks like a great alternative.

    1. Although I love mayo, my husband does not. Since he eats more potato salad than I do , I always make it with olive oil and lemon for him

  6. Replies
    1. Carol,
      I appreciate that you pinned and shared this recipe. I will never turn down more visibility. Thanks

  7. Beautiful salad! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner link up!

    1. I enjoyed visiting the What's for Dinner Link Up this week and finding so many interesting recipes. Thanks for hosting it

  8. I love how this creation came about, I just pinned it.

    1. Diane,
      It is interesting how a recipe gets started. I appreciate that you pinned it..

  9. Love all the color and it sounds both healthy and delicious. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays this week. ;-)

    1. Deb,
      As you know, Souper Sunday is one of my favorites. Love your posts and beautiful photos

  10. Unusual and it sounds super yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

    1. Jann,
      Glad to share on your linky . I enjoy browsing the recipes for new ideas. Thanks for stopping by to comment

  11. Thanks so much for linking up your post with us at Encouraging Hearts & Home. It’s always fun to get new ideas! I hope we will see you again next time. :)

    1. Yes, it was my first time. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  12. What a different way to make potato salad, this looks awesome! I love the colors so bright and fresh. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  13. Yum! I could find so many reasons to serve this dish. Thank you for sharing your healthy and delectable Red Cabbage Potato Salad with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I'm pinning and sharing.

  14. Pinned! Sounds so delicious! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: HTTPS://WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GROUPS/PLUCKYRECIPESCRAFTSTIPS/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  15. Found you via Pinterest. This has become a weekly meal in our house. thanks for the recipe.


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