Cabbage Salad - Creamy AND Tart
I really really enjoyed this salad. I prefer the creamy, but put up both because I made both. I have had a draw to cabbage the last few months, and finally it appeared in the market. The red. One of the farmers was so kind enough to even sell the smaller head of cabbage for 50 cents instead of the 1$ he was selling his "duds" for. TOO COOL! After making the salad and totally indulging in it, I was wondering what it could be good for!? After some research I learned that there is a popular cabbage diet, because cabbage is good in aiding weight loss. I also learned that cabbage is great for the brain and actually can be used to help prevent Alzheimer's! This struck a light bulb in my head and connected two dots that had yet been connected. I remember way back in one of my massage therapy classes, actually a side class I took in sound therapy (stay with me now!) the instructor said how in Chinese medicine, they believe that the food you eat aids in the body part it resembles. IE: Kidney beans for the kidney, Celery for the bones, and cabbage for… You guessed it! For the brain Too cool right!? Anyway I was quite amused and had some food for thought while I chomped down another serving of my salad. :) Enjoy!
Red Cabbage can interfere with the uptake of iodine and so should be avoided by people with goitre.
Cabbage salad Creamy or Tart?
Cabbage - chopped about 3 cups
Celery - about 3 stalks chopped
Carrots - 3 cups grated
Fresh Parsley - about 2-4 table spoons chopped
Chives or green onions - about 2 table spoons chopped
Sage (ideally fresh but dried will do) - a 1/4 teaspoon
Celery Salt - 1 teaspoon
Pepper to taste - I put about 2 teaspoons
Apple Cider Vinegar (or white vinegar) - about 4 tablespoons
Dijon Mustard - 2 teaspoons (optional)
add diced apples of choice
Mayonnaise - 1/4 cup
Sour Cream - 1/4 cup
Lemon - Juice of 1
Top off with Blue Cheese - either crumble or as topping sliced; allow person to mix in.
Walnuts - a handful
Raisins - about a handful as well.
Takes about 30 min to make
Chop your washed cabbage.
Grate your carrots
Chop your parsley
Cut your Chives and dash of fresh sage (optional on the sage)
Add your Salt of Celery
Chop your Celery
Add in your pepper
Apple cider vinegar
Then your Sour cream
and mayo if you are making the creamy one.
Some pepper to taste and stir!
Add your lemon/lime
to the tart salad and top with some blue cheese, walnuts and raisins for the tangy one.