Cabbage is very popular vegetable in Russian cuisine.We make salads,we make soups,we make golupsi,piroshki,and braised cabbage.Cabbage is very nutritious and delicious! I prepare variety of cabbage salads often,because my whole family loves this vegetable.This salad crunchy,a little tangy with little sweetness from carrots and bell peppers.
1 -1 1/2 red,yellow,or orange bell pepper
1/4 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup oil + 1/2 onion round with tail or 1 small onion peeled
1 whole dry red chili pepper or pepper flakes
In a large mixing bowl,shred cabbage using a mandolin slicer.
Add sugar and salt to cabbage.Massage cabbage for a little.
Peel carrots and julienne thinly or grate them on top of cabbage.
Cut bell pepper in four equal parts.Slice bell pepper over carrots using a mandolin.
Peel onion.Cut onion in four equal quarters and slice thinly over bell peppers using mandolin slicer.
In a skillet or frying pan,heat oil with 1 small onion or 1/2 onion cut vertically(whole tail on) and chili pepper.Oil needs to get really hot (bottom of an onion should be really dark(black).
Meanwhile,pour vinegar over cabbage ,carrots,bell pepper ,and onion.
When the oil is ready and really hot,Pour it over the salad on the onions.
Mix until all the ingredients well combined.
This salad can be served right away or for best results next day.Can be stored in a glass jar for a week or so.