Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Sliced Almonds

I love this crunchy cabbage salad and could eat it almost every day. The health benefits are fantastic and combined with the almonds and celery, along with the tangy dressing it’s the perfect side dish to accompany a nice grilled piece of chicken, wild Alaskan cod or whatever you’re serving as your main course.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Almonds

You could even double the serving size and toss in a little shredded chicken to turn it into a wonderfully healthy and refreshing lunch salad.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Almonds

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Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Almonds

Begin by preparing the fresh vegetables. Using either a sharp chef’s knife or a mandolin slicer, thinly slice the cabbage until four cups are accumulated. I just found a new mandolin and that kitchen gadget definitely makes the slicing easy. Then, add the cabbage to a medium bowl.

Next, thinly slice one large stalk of celery, should be about a half a cup, and add that to the bowl. Then, finely chop some curly-leaf parsley, about a quarter cup, and add to the bowl. After that, mix the veggies together.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Almonds

To make the dressing, add some salad oil, rice vinegar and sea salt to a separate small bowl and whisk until blended. I like to refrigerate all the ingredients for a few minutes or until ready to serve, then pour the dressing over the salad and toss.

Just before serving, toast some sesame seeds in a small sauté pan for a couple of minutes. While waiting for the seeds to toast add the raw sliced almonds to the tossed salad and lightly mix.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Almonds

Once the salad is served on a plate, sprinkle a few of the sesame seeds over each portion and ENJOY.

Asparagus is the perfect accompaniment for this Real Food Meal, along with some wild Alaskan cod, topped with a little homemade tartar sauce.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Almonds

Eating the cruciferous vegetable, cabbage, provides a bounty of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory nutrients and other health benefits.

Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Sliced Almonds

    Crunchy Cabbage Salad With Almonds

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    Prep Time: 20 Minutes     Cook Time: No Cooking     Yield: 4 Servings


    Ingredients

    • 4 Cups Green Cabbage, Thinly Sliced (Organic If Possible, About 1/2 Medium-Sized Head)
    • 1/2 Cup Celery, Thinly Sliced (Organic If Possible, About 1 Large Stalk)
    • 1/4 Cup Curly-Leaf Parsley, Chopped (I Use Parsley From My Home Herb Garden)
    • 3 Tablespoons Salad Oil (I Used Avocado Oil, It’s Light and Mild Flavored)
    • 1 Tablespoon Rice Vinegar
    • 1/8 Teaspoon Sea Salt
    • 1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds, Raw
    • 1 Tablespoon Sesame Seeds, Toasted (I Buy Raw and Toast Them)

    Preparation 

    1. Using either a sharp chef’s knife or a mandolin slicer, thinly slice the cabbage until four cups are accumulated. Add to a medium bowl.
    2. Thinly slice one large stalk of celery, should be about a half a cup. Add to the bowl.
    3. Finely chop the curly-leaf parsley, about a quarter cup, and add to the bowl. Mix the veggies together.
    4. Add the salad oil, rice vinegar and sea salt to a separate small bowl and whisk until blended.
    5. Refrigerate all the ingredients for a few minutes or until ready to serve.
    6. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
    7. Just before serving, toast the sesame seeds in a small sauté pan for a couple of minutes.
    8. While waiting for the seeds to toast add the raw sliced almonds to the tossed salad and lightly mix.
    9. Once the salad is served, sprinkle a few toasted sesame seeds over each portion and ENJOY.
    10. Asparagus and wild Alaskan cod are the perfect accompaniment to complete this Real Food Meal.

    Author: Dianna

    Dianna Donnely is the Author of “Heart Seasons: The Rainbow Revelation” and a Blogger who is passionate about "Easy Real Food Recipes" made with wholesome ingredients. A theme that runs throughout “Heart Seasons” is the heroine Lily’s love of nutritious foods and cooking, making it a natural transition to the next publishing adventure. A series of “Easy Real Food Recipes” cookbooks!

    9 thoughts

        1. Rhubarb is very sour, and in Estonia we use this in cakes, marinade…and it seems to me it suits for this salad combination as well. Soon is spring I will test it 🙂

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