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Crunchy Cabbage Salad

I'm bringing this recipe forward as part of Whole Foods for the Holidays!  I love this recipe and use it lots especially when I am supposed to take a salad to something.  Everyone loves it, you can easily double it and make up lots and keeps well!  In fact it gets better with age!  I use it for Summer picnics, Family get togethers and even during the holidays!  Be sure to look at the holiday add ins to make it extra festive!

Cabbage is so so so good for you! I will list just the few benefits of it that I can think of off the top of my head. If you want to know more about it's benefits, Google it you will find tons of info.
is Anti-Inflammatory
Prevents and helps heal ulcers
is Anti-Cancer
Aids with digestion
Boosts the immune system
Never have I heard anything bad about Cabbage it's a great item to add to your regular diet. And this is one of my favorite ways to eat lots of it! 

Crunchy Cabbage Salad
1 LARGE head of green cabbage, finely shredded
3 packages of not bad for you,whole food Crunchy Noodles, crumbled (optional, or you could also google search "Homemade Ramen Noodles" and try making your own)
4 green onions, sliced thinly
½ cup slivered almonds
1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated purple cabbage

Optional add ins especially fun at the holidays may use all or just some:
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (these are great any time)
1 cup pomegranate berries and/or 1/2 cup dried, fruit juice sweetened cranberries

1 cup Olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
1-2 Tablespoons Vegetable Broth Powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 Tablespoon Sucanant
6 Tablespoons Vinegar
1 Tablespoon shelled Hemp seed (optional)

Whisk dressing ingredients together well. Pour over salad, let set in refrigerator at least 2 hours. Or eat soon if you like it really crunchy.


Emily said...

Woohoo for cabbage, we're gonna grow some in our garden someday. Thanks for keeping this blog updated! I love it!!

Permission to Mother said...

I've missed homemade coleslaw on my year long fast. :)

I am glad to try some new healthy cabbage ideas.

I made this last night with some variations.

My healthfood store had Annie Chun's Noodle express, with a soft noodle and sauce pack. Obviously it wasn't crunchy. I was curious what brand of healthy ramen you used.

I used sesame oil and rice vinegar. I couldn't find hemp. Sesame seeds worked well. There are lots of left overs and for lunch today I added some unsalted shell peanuts and left over fresh pineapple to the top!

Tammie said...

I have found a couple of different kinds of Ramen at my local health food store that I like. My favorite is a KOYO brand I like the flavor Asain Vegetable Ramen but I also have used soken brand. Both are similar to the TOP RAMEN brand you see at the grocery store but without all the terrible ingredients like hydrogenated oils and MSG etc.

Your variation sounds super yummy too!

Anonymous said...

what kind of oil are you using in this salad thanks

Tammie said...

Anonymous: I usually just use extra virgin olive oil but my mom uses semsame oil in it when she makes it.

Kitty said...

This is out of this world! It taste sooooo good! The dressing is wonderful! We made this last night with your split pea soup which is also soooooooooo good!! I look forward to trying out a bunch more of your recipes! :)

FeistyGirl said...

Lauren & I love this one! The fact that even Lauren loves it says a lot!

Trish said...

In my understanding, the best thing to do with Cabbage and other cruciferous veggies is to ferment them before eating! It is super easy and makes for a flourishing inner ecosystem!

Tammie said...

Trish: We do that too I have finally mastered fermenting my cabbage! We have lots of bottles of it in our food storage and we eat it frequently. But we also like this "marinated" salad with the fresh cabbage.