Sunday, December 31, 2023

Lucky Cabbage Salad for the 6th Day of Christmas #SundayFunday

And here it is.....New Year's Eve....the last day of 2023 and the 6th day of Christmas.  Time just flies.  Eating fortuitous foods to celebrate the New Year is a custom in many cultures to bring us luck throughout the year.  

Cabbage Salad

This food need not be extravagant or difficult.  It can be as simple as this Easy Cabbage Salad.  

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Camilla of Culinary Cam is hosting this week and asked us to ring in the New Year with a Fortuitous Feast.  This light, crisp, and tangy salad is the perfect side for the other lucky foods being shared today.......

Cabbage Salad pin

Pork is commonly eaten to celebrate the New Year because pigs stick their snouts in the ground and move forward.  These Pulled Pork Sandwiches would be perfect with this Cabbage Salad.

Cabbage, which I chose to share with you today, denotes long life and money.  Cabbage in any form is acceptable.  Tomorrow I am serving up Sauerkraut and Smoked Pork Chops so make sure you stop by for that recipe.

Black-eyed peas are thought to be a Southern American tradition brought to the USA by slaves.  Another theory is that they were eaten by Ancient Egyptians as a show of humility to the gods.  Try them in this Dalma, from East India. 

Greens and Rice are both thought to be lucky.  Greens symbolize wealth and prosperity, while Rice symbolizes prosperity and luck.  You can enjoy them together in this delicious Green Gumbo

Cornbread is another lucky food due to its golden color which symbolizes wealth. Lentils are often served in Italy after Midnight to celebrate the New Year.  Their shape is indicative of coins.  Combine them with ham and enjoy this hearty Ham and Lentil Soup.

In Germany and its neighboring  Scandinavian countries, they ring in the New Year with pretzels and fish.  These Pretzel Sticks are a great accompaniment to this Fish Soup from Russia called Ukha.

Noodles represent longevity in Asian cultures and this Dan Dan Pork serves them up with two lucky ingredients and also helps you ring in Chinese New Year.  Pork Dumplings are another great way to combine our celebration with Chinese New Year.  Dumplings represent wealth as the look like money bags.

Fruit and Cake are two other foods eaten by many cultures to symbolize luck, wealth, and happiness.  Why not combine the two with this wonderful Peach Upside Down Cake to finish off your Fortuitous Feast?

However you celebrate and whatever you eat, I wish you a very happy, healthy, and wonderful 2024.

Salads, Slaw, Cabbage, Healthy, Vegetables, Side Dishes
Yield: 8 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
Cabbage Salad

Cabbage Salad

This bright, tasty salad contains no mayonnaise as does most cabbage slaw recipes, making it the perfect salad as we lighten up our meals heading into the New Year.
Prep time: 10 MinTotal time: 10 Min


  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • handful of fresh parsley leaves, chopped
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1 T. honey
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 small head cabbage, shredded (about 8 cups)


  1. Place the lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, parsley, garlic powder, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk until emulsified.
  2. Add the cabbage and toss to coat. Refrigerate until ready to serve, tossing again before serving.


Adapted from a recipe found in Eating Well.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

3.66 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

0.51 g

Carbs (grams)

8.01 g

Fiber (grams)

2.38 g

Net carbs

5.64 g

Sugar (grams)

5.15 g

Protein (grams)

1.32 g

Sodium (milligrams)

61.64 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

0 mg


  1. Thanks for joining me this weekend! I love cabbage in all forms. Can't wait to try this. Happy 2024, Wendy.

  2. So many different kinds of food for New Year. While I am not a huge fan of cooked cabbage, don't mind it in the raw form.Like this simple flavourful salad recipe. Happy New Year Wendy.

  3. I love cabbage salads and try to add some everytime I make a side salad. Thanks for the reminder of many of the traditional foods! I wish you and Frank a wonderful 2024. Cheers!

  4. I love cabbage in any form cooked or raw, love this healthy and scrumptious salad. Happy New Year to You Wendy!


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