Red cabbage salad with figs and oranges
Insalata di cavolo rosso con fichi e arancie
Raw red cabbage salad with dried figs make a delightful combo somewhere between sweet and savoury, soft and crunchy. And along with the oranges it keeps the memory of summer alive.
In the north of Italy you can find raw red cabbage on farmers’ markets, but in the south most gartners willingly swear such a thing as red cabbage does not exist. They claim the pickled red cabbage you buy in jars is made from white cabbage with a tint of beetroot colouring. The point is – I think – that the two kinds of cabbage are pretty much interchangable. But for this particular salad the red cabbage is preferable. If you can find it.