Unlike its more common cousins spinach and lettuce salad, cabbage salad doesn’t often get its due. That’s a shame, because cabbage is surprisingly high in Vitamin C as well as a very versatile ingredient to keep on hand.
Here’s a delicious cabbage salad that works either as a sophisticated, refreshing side dish or works as a meal. It’s also a great way to use up any leftover cooked chicken but it would also be wonderful served with shrimp.
Here’s a delicious recipe for Thai Cabbage Salad With Spicy Ginger Dressing from the folks at The Nourishing Gourmet. This is one beautiful looking salad; one that will please your eye at least as much as your palate.
Ingredients for the Salad:
1/2 head of Napa Cabbage, shredded
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken or seafood
2 bell peppers (red, yellow, or orange) cut into matchsticks
2 large carrots cut into matchsticks
1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 cup mung bean sprouts
enoki or other fresh sliced mushrooms (optional)
1 cup roasted macadamia nuts, finely chopped
1 cup chopped cilantro leaves
Ingredients for the Salad Dressing:
3/4 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
1 cup organic cold pressed sesame oil
1/4 cup soy or tamari sauce (The Nourishing Gourmet Blog suggests Nama Shoyu soy sauce or San-J wheat free tamari)
Juice of one lime
2 tablespoons minced garlic
4 tablespoons microplaned fresh or frozen ginger
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely diced
How to Make the Thai Cabbage Salad With Spicy Ginger Dressing.
You can also see our growing list of delicious salad recipe ideas, to help inspire your gatherings with friends and family throughout the year.
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(Photo Credit: Salad Recipe photos are courtesy of the featured blog, in this case, The Nourishing Gourmet.)