Mixed Cabbage Cranberry Almond Cooked Salad

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My new favorite salad for sure!!!  This stuff is SO delicious that I get a little sad when I see that my plate is almost clean, because I know the flavor explosion is about to end.  And flavor explosion is the perfect description for this salad!  There’s a lot going on in this salad – onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, almonds, mint leaves, honey, dried cranberries, goat cheese…and of course, cabbage!  There’s so many different flavors going on here that your taste buds will be having a delicious party in your mouth!

A little about the main ingredient:

Cabbage is super good for you!  Both green and red cabbage have many different health benefits.  Thankfully, this salad has both varieties, so we get the health benefits of both!

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Between the cabbage and the other great ingredients in this salad, it is packed full of nutrition and health benefits!!!

MIXED CABBAGE ALMOND CRANBERRY SALAD

Ingredients: makes two servings

  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 large red onion, chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/3 head of green cabbage, chopped into thin slices
  • 1/3 head of red cabbage, chopped into thin slices
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries (apple juice sweetened)
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic granules
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. Raw honey
  • mint leaves for garnish
  • 2 oz. soft goat cheese, crumbled
  • sea salt for seasoning

Directions:

1.) Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat.  Add the almonds and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring often, till lightly browned.  Remove from the pan and set aside.

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2.) Place the pan back on stove and reduce heat to medium.  Add the olive oil and onion to the pan and cook for 2 minutes.  Add the cabbages, garlic, and cranberries and cook for an additional 2 minutes.  Add the garlic granules, apple cider vinegar, and water and cook for 5-7 minutes until the cabbage is tender.

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3.) Add the honey and the cooked almond slivers, and stir together.

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4.) Transfer to plates and top with the mint leaves and goat cheese.  Season with sea salt.

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Delicious, nutritious, and it looks beautiful too!  Enjoy! 🙂

Cabbage Tomato Salad with Almond Dressing

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Cabbage, tomato, and almond.  Yeah, I know it sounds like an odd combination, but this somehow, it works beautifully!  Organic green cabbage was on sale the other day, and with it being so ridiculously good for you, I stocked up a bit.

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After buying the cabbage came the fun part!  I had to come up with ways to use it!  I threw this salad together for lunch the other day, and it is fantastic!  It’s very simple, full of nutrients, and phenomenally tasty!  Your body will be smiling from ear to ear if you feed it this!

CABBAGE TOMATO SALAD WITH ALMOND DRESSING

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups finely chopped green cabbage
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley

For the Dressing:

  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • pinch of garlic powder
  • pinch of stevia
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

1.) Place the salad ingredients on a plate and mix together.

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2.) Mix all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl till completely combined.

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3.) Add the dressing to the salad and toss to coat.

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DELICIOUS!  Enjoy! 🙂