Like many of you out there…I am CRAVING greens right now!!
After the deluge of the holidays, I am content to avoid sugar and overeating for a very long time (I’d like to say forever…but then I probably wouldn’t be being realistic with myself!)!!
I was never much of a cabbage person growing up, but have since learned to love it. It’s nutritious, cheap, and adds great crunch to so many things. Try my spicy slaw in my paleo fish tacos, or my Cajun slaw.
I love how this salad will keep it’s crunch even with the dressing on it….makes it easy to eat this for a lunch the next day! I can also see how this will be a perfect picnic salad come summer too!
So grab the groceries, and put this on the list…a must try recipe!!
Additional healthy slaws and salads to try:
- When my addicting easy Kalua pork is on the menu, you will always see it served with my homemade paleo coleslaw!
- Try this cranberry vinaigrette for a unique twist!
- This mango vinaigrette combines the sweet and savory flavors for a lovely dressing!
- This winter slaw looks special!
Crunchy Cabbage Salad Recipe:
If you try this yummy slaw recipe, be sure to come back and leave a comment!
Crunchy Paleo Cabbage Salad
- 1 pound cabbage shredded or finely sliced. Or two bags mixed slaw.
- 1/2 pound bacon Cooked and chopped. I prefer Trader Joe's Black Forest, nitrate free
- 4 stalks green onions finely chopped (white and green parts)
- 1/2 medium seedless cucumber diced. I love the Persian cucumbers from Trader Joes
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds toasted. (350 degree oven for 3-7 minutes until golden)
- 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Optional Salad Additions:
- dried cranberries or diced apple
Finely slice or shred your cabbage, toss into a salad bowl along with the other salad ingredients.
Make your dressing. I like to whir it all in my Twister jar in my blender. Alternately, shake it all up in a mason jar. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference.
Toss the salad with the dressing, to taste. Start with less, you can always add more! You will likely have leftover.
nutrition facts are if you use ALL the dressing.
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Micheal Ronel says
Wonderful idea to make this delicious salad. Will try it soon.
Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers says
Your salad looks wonderful! I am featuring it on my Hearth and Soul Hop highlights this week.
April @ The 21st Century Housewife says
What a lovely, crunchy salad! I’ve pinned it for future reference 🙂 I love the addition of the almonds. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop 🙂
oooo, I love cabbage! Thanks so much for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations. Just wanted to let you know that you will be featured at this weeks party!
Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures says
Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.
Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the featured posts! 🙂
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
This sounds super yummy, I am not a big cabbage eater. But I think its because I don’t have many good recipes! Now I have one more! Got this tweeted and pinned! Thanks for linking up at Gluten Free Fridays!
I too crave greens at this time of year, so this is a recipe for keeps-thank you for sharing!
Eileen Beran says
I am so ready to eat healthy too! Thanks for posting.
Michelle @ The Willing Cook says
When I looked at your picture, it looked like y
ou added dried cranberries. I don't think you did, but it would make a very nice addition. Feta, if allowed, would be great too. I might have to try those additions the next time.
Thanks for sharing my recipe!
Hi Tessa, the crunchy cabbage salad sounds delicious. And you are so right, after all the sweet, sickly gorgeously decadent foods, a plainer dish is something we all need. Thanks for sharing this and Happy New Year. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris