YieldsMakes 6 to 8 servings
Notes: You can substitute green cabbage, white onions, and yellow- or green-skin pears. If making up to 1 day ahead, cover and chill.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Pull off and discard the bruised cabbage leaves. Rinse cabbage and thinly slice.

Step 2
2

In a large bowl, mix 6 tablespoons rice vinegar, sugar, horseradish, red onion, and ginger. Add cabbage and then salt to taste; mix well. For mellower flavor, let salad stand at least 10 minutes, then mix again.

Step 3
3

Rinse the pears, and core them. Coarsely chop 1 pear and mix with salad. Slice remaining pear, moisten with a little rice vinegar, and arrange on salad. Sprinkle with chives.

Ingredients

 1 head red cabbage (about 1 1/2 lb.)
  About 6 tablespoons rice vinegar
 1 tablespoon sugar
 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish
 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped crystallized ginger
  Salt
 2 firm-ripe red-skin pears (5 to 6 oz. each)
 1/2 cup chopped chives or green onions

Directions

Step 1
1

Pull off and discard the bruised cabbage leaves. Rinse cabbage and thinly slice.

Step 2
2

In a large bowl, mix 6 tablespoons rice vinegar, sugar, horseradish, red onion, and ginger. Add cabbage and then salt to taste; mix well. For mellower flavor, let salad stand at least 10 minutes, then mix again.

Step 3
3

Rinse the pears, and core them. Coarsely chop 1 pear and mix with salad. Slice remaining pear, moisten with a little rice vinegar, and arrange on salad. Sprinkle with chives.

Red Pear, Onion, and Cabbage Salad