If you ever thought cabbage was a little boring get ready for a shock. This salad isn't just beautiful it is delicious and good for you in about, oh 12 different ways. The colors, the flavor, all of it together with the best of clean eating. YUM! (Courtesy of Oh She Glows.com)
What you need:
About 6-7 cups of roughly chopped red/purple cabbage (or mix 1/2 red and 1/2 green)
1 carrot, shaved with a peeler into 2-3 inch strips
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
2 handfuls of fresh parsley, chopped finely
3-4 tbsp of toasted sesame seeds
Lemon Tahini Dressing -
1 large garlic clove
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup tahini
3 to 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast, to taste
3 to 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, to taste
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
Preheat oven to 325F. Toast the seeds for about 8-10 minutes, watching closely. Remove and set aside.
Add several cups of water into a kettle and bring to a boil. Lightly rinse the cabbage and slice in half, through the stem. Slice each half, in half again and roughly chop. You’ll want about 6-7 cups.
Place chopped cabbage into a strainer in the sink and pour the boiling water over top. Quickly rinse with cold water. This helps soften the cabbage slightly. Roughly dry the cabbage with a hand towel.
In a large bowl, mix the chopped celery, pepper, cabbage, shaved carrot, and parsley.
Prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. (If you don't want to eat the entire amount save the salad and dressing separately in the refrigerator for a later meal.)