Like its cruciferous vegetable cousins kale and broccoli, cabbage is chock-full of nutrients. It’s also the main ingredient in summer staple coleslaw, but picnickers beware: that mayonnaise-drenched side salad is packed with fat and calories. Opt for a healthier version, like the one below.
2 cups finely sliced organic red cabbage
2 cups finely sliced organic green cabbage
2 cups organic carrots, julienned
½ cup organic walnuts (optional)
¼ cup olive oil
2 tbspns organic lemon juice
1 clove garlic, minced
salt to taste
¼ cup chopped parsley
Combine cabbage, carrots and walnuts (optional).
In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and lemon juice. Add the garlic and salt and blend.
Toss dressing with cabbage mixture. Add salt to taste, sprinkle parsley on top.