Citrus-Cucumber Slaw with Pickled Shallots

The flavor of sweet-tart verjus hits somewhere between vinegar and wine. Much like wine, verjus is available in both red and white varietals and is likely stocked near the other gourmet vinegars at your grocery store.

Citrus-Cucumber Slaw with Pickled Shallots
Photo: Carson Downing
Hands On Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
8 cups


  • ½ cup white verjus

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 5 cup shredded green, red, and/or napa cabbage

  • 2 grapefruit and/or pomelos, peeled, seeded, and sectioned

  • 1 English cucumber, sliced

  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 1 cup seeded and chopped roma tomatoes

  • 1 large fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped


  1. In a small bowl stir together verjus, oil, lime juice, shallot, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Let stand 20 minutes or up to 8 hours. To serve, in an extra-large bowl combine cabbage, grapefruit, cucumber, onion, tomatoes, and jalapeño. Pour vinaigrette and shallots over cabbage mixture. Serve with a slotted spoon. Serves 12.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

38 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 38
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Sodium 16mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 27.8mg 139%
Calcium 28mg 2%
Iron 0.3mg 2%
Potassium 186mg 4%
Folate, total 23.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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