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! 🙂

Healthy Cabbage Rolls

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Ohhhhh boy!  When I went grocery shopping yesterday, cabbage was on sale, so I got a head of green cabbage, and then decided to get some other ingredients to make some yummy stuffed cabbage rolls!  Cabbage is SO good for you!  It is best known for it’s detoxification properties, but it has so much more than just that!  Check out this pin listing some of the health benefits of cabbage!

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All these great benefits, and it lends itself to some great and delicious recipes!  As I said, I decided to make some cabbage rolls…after the fact, I think I would just opt for throwing all the ingredients in a casserole dish and make a cabbage roll casserole (soooo much easier), but I went ahead and put in the effort of rolling each of these little rolls into a cute little burrito of sorts.  The result was DELICIOUS, so let’s get to the recipe!

HEALTHY CABBAGE ROLLS

Ingredients:

  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. uncooked brown rice
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1.5 lbs. ground turkey
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 Tbsp. honey
  • 2 oz. soft goat cheese
  • sea salt, to taste

Directions:

1.) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Turn off the heat, and place the head of cabbage in the water.  Let sit for 15 minutes.

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2.) While the cabbage is sitting, prepare the filling.  In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil.  Add the onion, and let cook for about 3-5 minutes.  Add the ground turkey, and cook till cooked through.  Turn off the heat, and add the garlic powder, parsley, egg, rice and some sea salt.

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3.) Take the cabbage out of the water, and carefully peel off 10 leaves.  With each leaf, remove the tough middle section.  Fill each half of the leaf with filling.  Carefully roll the leaf up to create a cabbage roll.

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4.) Place the rolls in a baking dish until the dish is full.

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5.) Poor the chicken broth over the rolls, drizzle with the honey, and top with the tomatoes.  Cover and bake for 80-90 minutes.  Remove from the oven, uncover, and sprinkle with the goat cheese and sea salt.

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6.) Transfer to a plate and serve.

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Like I said, after making this, I think next time, I will just chop up the cabbage leaves, and then throw everything in casserole dish, prepared as described, and make a casserole out of it – much less work, though not quite as pretty!  Regardless of how you decide to present this dish, the taste will not disappoint!  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! 🙂