Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cabbage Salad - Creamy AND Tart




I really really enjoyed this salad. I prefer the creamy, but put up both because I made both. I have had a draw to cabbage the last few months, and finally it appeared in the market. The red. One of the farmers was so kind enough to even sell the smaller head of cabbage for 50 cents instead of the 1$ he was selling his "duds" for. TOO COOL! After making the salad and totally indulging in it, I was wondering what it could be good for!? After some research I learned that there is a popular cabbage diet, because cabbage is good in aiding weight loss. I also learned that cabbage is great for the brain and actually can be used to help prevent Alzheimer's! This struck a light bulb in my head and connected two dots that had yet been connected. I remember way back in one of my massage therapy classes, actually a side class I took in sound therapy (stay with me now!) the instructor said how in Chinese medicine, they believe that the food you eat aids in the body part it resembles. IE: Kidney beans for the kidney, Celery for the bones, and cabbage for… You guessed it! For the brain Too cool right!? Anyway I was quite amused and had some food for thought while I chomped down another serving of my salad. :) Enjoy!

 FUNDABBLER FACT 

Red Cabbage can interfere with the uptake of iodine and so should be avoided by people with goitre.  

Cabbage salad Creamy or Tart?

BASE

Cabbage - chopped about 3 cups
Celery - about 3 stalks chopped
Carrots - 3 cups grated
Fresh Parsley - about 2-4 table spoons chopped
Chives or green onions - about 2 table spoons chopped
Sage (ideally fresh but dried will do) - a 1/4 teaspoon
Celery Salt - 1 teaspoon
Pepper to taste - I put about 2 teaspoons
Apple Cider Vinegar (or white vinegar) - about 4 tablespoons
Dijon Mustard - 2 teaspoons (optional)


*VARIANCE* 
add diced apples of choice


 CREAMY  
Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
Sour Cream - 1/4 cup

 TART 
Lemon - Juice of 1 
Top off with Blue Cheese - either crumble or as topping sliced; allow person to mix in.
Walnuts - a handful
Raisins - about a handful as well. 


Serves 4-6
Takes about 30 min to make

 INSTRUCTIONS 

Chop your washed cabbage. 



Grate your carrots



Chop your parsley



Cut your Chives and dash of fresh sage (optional on the sage)



Add your Salt of Celery



Chop your Celery


Add in your pepper
Dijon mustard



Apple cider vinegar



Then your Sour cream 



and mayo if you are making the creamy one. 
Some pepper to taste and stir! 




Add your lemon/lime 



to the tart salad and top with some blue cheese, walnuts and raisins for the tangy one.



Serve 





and enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. I love this recipe, so colourful! Creamy for me please!

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  2. Little secret: I ended up loving the creamy so much that I added the other bowl of tart to the creamy mixed in a bit more sour cream and mayo and literally ate the whole thing myself (within 2 days)!!! But still. The bowls are like 8 inch in diameter and 8 inches in depth (to give you an idea of really the huge quantity I indulged in!) HAHAH!

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