Pretty Simple Raw Cabbage Salad
April 13, 2012 § 5 Comments
I try to eat at least one raw meal a day and salads are an easy way to do it. So having a good selection of vegetables in the fridge at all times is important. Make sure to have different veggies on hand and you can whip up a great lunch, side dish or snack anytime. There’s something about the crispy crunchy taste of raw cabbage, I find myself going back to the fridge for a bite here and there all day.
Pretty simple ingredients:
1 small head red cabbage
1 small head green or napa cabbage
1/2 red onion (about 1/2 cup more or less)
2 apples (I like Empire or Granny Smith)
handful of dried cranberries or raisins
Pretty simple dressing:
1/2 cup mild olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 to 1 tsp. cumin (depends on how much you like it)
good salt, like Maldon, nice and flaky
So remove the outer leaves from the cabbages, cut in half, remove the core and slice very fine (or use the julienne attachment on your food processor) Put into a large bowl. No need to peel your apple if it’s organic but good idea if it’s not. Then cut around the core and slice up your apples into strips (or again, the food processor). Add to bowl and toss, add your dried cranberries. Mix up the dressing ingredients and pour over all. Toss again. Taste and add sea salt to your liking.
It’s best to let this sit awhile, the vinegar will soften the cabbage a bit, but I usually don’t do this as I want to eat it right away! When ready to serve, sprinkle with slivered almonds.
You can change this salad in many ways, omit the green cabbage, add more apples, change the spice, crumble some blue cheese on top….you know.
Cabbage is a good source of Vit C and A and contains minerals such as calcium, potassium, iodine and sulfur.