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 (all varieties)

  • provides healthy carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and is virtually fat-free
  • provides lots of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides vitamins, especially vitamin A, C, K, and most B vitamins, including folate
  • provides minerals, especially potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • protects against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, infections, and other diseases
  • for more information, visit the cabbage detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Carrots

  • provide healthy carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and are virtually fat-free
  • provide lots of phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provide vitamins, especially vitamin A, C, K, and most B vitamins, including folate
  • provide minerals, especially potassium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • support optimal eye health, bone health, and digestive health
  • support healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, and other diseases
  • for more information, visit the carrots detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Lemons

  • provide alkalizing, cleansing, detoxifying, anti-inflammatory, and anti-microbial benefits
  • provide lots of phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • provide some vitamins and minerals, most specifically vitamin C
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • support healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and liver function
  • protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections, and other diseases
  • for more information, visit the lemon detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Garlic

  • provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties
  • provides lots of phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • provides vitamins, especially vitamin C and some B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, selenium, calcium, phosphorus, and copper
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports the immune system and iron metabolism
  • protects against cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes type 2
  • supports healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the garlic overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Sesame Seeds / Tahini

  • provide healthy fats, protein, some carbohydrates, and fiber
  • provide phytonutrients, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provide vitamins, especially vitamin A and most B vitamins, including folate
  • provide minerals, especially calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, iron, zinc, copper, and selenium
  • support optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • support healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, osteoporosis, and other diseases
  • for more information, visit the sesame detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Cumin

  • not a significant source of calories or macronutrients
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial benefits
  • provides vitamins, including vitamin A, C, and some B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and iron
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • protects against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, infections, and other diseases
  • for more info, see the cumin overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Cayenne Chili Pepper

  • not a significant source of calories or macronutrients
  • provide lots of phytonutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and analgesic properties
  • provides vitamins, especially rich in vitamin A, C, K, and some B vitamins, including folate
  • provides minerals, especially potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and calcium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • supports healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • protects against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes type 2, infections, and other 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