This salad offers a rich and savory experience that is based on the nutritional excellence and juiciness of the cabbage and carrot. It provides an excellent way to enjoy the seasonal benefits of late summer and fall when cabbage and carrots are abundant from local or homegrown sources.

This salad is richly alkalizing and rich in healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, as well as vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and antioxidants. This salad makes a great meal, snack, or side to your favorite healthy dish.

Characteristics

TYPE: Salad, Snack, Appetizer
PREPARATION: < 15 mins
SERVINGS: makes 2 large or 4 small servings

  • Whole food
  • 100% Plant-based (Vegan)
  • Raw
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Grain-free
  • Soy-free
  • Corn-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Nut-free
  • Oil-free
  • Refined Sugar-free

Goodies Needed

INGREDIENTS:

TOOLS:

Preparation Steps

  1. Wash and prepare the cabbage and carrots for shredding/grating.
  2. Using a shredding disc, shred the cabbage and place into a large salad bowl.
  3. Using a grating disc, grate the carrot and place into the same bowl. You can toss the cabbage and carrot to mix together. [Note: if you made more than needed, place about 4 to 5 cups of the mixture into another bowl, and store the plain cabbage and carrots for another meal, covered in the refrigerator.]
  4. Place all of the remaining ingredients into your high-powered blender, and blend on high speed for a few seconds until mixture is uniform and creamy.
  5. Pour the dressing over the cabbage-carrot mix and stir well, to coat the contents evenly throughout.
  6. Serve desired portions. Refrigerate any leftovers in a sealed or covered container in the refrigerator.

Tips

  • It is most efficient and beneficial to grate an entire cabbage head, along with 4 large carrots and store the plain mixture for up to a week, removing the desired portion to make this combo fresh daily.
  • Depending on the brand of tahini you get, it can be on the thicker side or very thin and runny. If you have a thicker consistency, use 1/4 cup of the tahini, and if you have a very runny tahini, use 1/3 cup of it.
  • If you love garlic, don’t hold back on this salad as it brings out some of the most powerful and delicious tones. Use at least 2 large cloves, or up to 4 small cloves, as may be desired.
  • Adjust spices to your personal preferences. Note that the chili flakes provide a slightly different bite than cayenne pepper will; experiment with what works best for you.

Meal Health & Nutrition Benefits

Cabbage

  • highly alkalizing, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying
  • provides healthy carbohydrates, protein and is naturally low in fat
  • provides a wide range of powerful phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • provides vitamins, especially vitamin K, vitamin C, and most B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, potassium, copper, choline, phosphorus, selenium, magnesium, iron and calcium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps heal and protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections, and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more information, visit the cabbage detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Carrots

  • provide alkalizing and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provide a wide range of powerful phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • provide vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin K, vitamin C, and most B vitamins
  • provide minerals, especially molybdenum, potassium, manganese, copper and phosphorus
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • help maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • help heal and protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more information, visit the carrots detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Lemon

  • highly alkalizing, cleansing and detoxifying, with antibiotic properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich source of vitamin C
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more information, visit the lemon detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Garlic

  • provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in vitamin C and some B vitamins
  • especially rich in manganese, selenium, calcium, phosphorus and copper
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports immune health and iron metabolism
  • helps protect against cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the garlic overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Sesame Seeds / Tahini

  • provides healthy fats, protein and some carbohydrates
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties
  • a source of vitamins, especially most B vitamins and some vitamin E
  • a source of minerals, especially copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, molybdenum and selenium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis and other degenerative diseases
  • for more information, visit the sesame detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Cumin

  • anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in iron, manganese, and calcium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more info, see the cumin overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Cayenne / Chili Pepper

  • anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich in vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin K and most B vitamins
  • especially rich in manganese, potassium, iron, and magnesium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more info, see the chili pepper overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Unrefined Salt

  • unrefined sea salt unrefined Himalayan salt
  • naturally alkalizing
  • a source of over 80 essential and trace minerals
  • supports optimal blood pressure, heart and nervous system health
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • for more info, refer to unrefined salt on Green Med Info
  • Health Tip: avoid all forms of refined, white salt and processed foods made with it