The good stuff:
- Everyone needs to eat more veggies– especially the leafy greens and the cruciferous veggies! Cruciferous vegetables and leafy greens are some of the BEST items to consume and are generally accessible and affordable. Aside of vitamins & minerals, most of these family of veggies contain compounds that are anti-inflammatory, cancer-fighting, heart health enhancing and hormone balancing. The research is out there on the internets- so get Googling!
- This salad is super easy to put together and you can make a HUGE batch of it early in the week- and eat some everyday!
- I also made a delicious ginger dressing to go with it and I tossed some seeds in- because seeds are very nutritious! Seeds are good sources of fiber, and contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Some (such as flax seed) also contain Omega fats.
- Lastly- I used fresh herbs abundantly! Fresh herbs, especially cilantro & parsley, are like little brooms that come and clean up all the gunk in our bodies! So use them generously!
- Cabbage of your choice (I went with purple & Chinese)
- Carrots, grated (the carrots help add some sweetness AND colour)
- Fresh herb of choice, chopped (I chose cilantro)
- Watercress, washed & chopped roughly
- A handful of seeds (I used sesame seeds)
- For the dressing:
- Ginger (ground)
- Garlic powder
- Olive Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- French mustard
- Stevia or maple or agave syrup – optional (adds some sweetness to the salad)
- Chop the cabbages finely- easier to do if you have a mandolin at home. Transfer to a LARGE mixing bowl.
- Add the grated carrots, chopped watercress, herbs and sesame seeds.
- On the side, prepare your salad dressing: mix all salad dressing ingredients and mix very well. Taste as you go along- adjust to your preference!
- If you are eating this immediately- add the salad dressing to the bowl and mix everything together. If you’re not, you can keep the salad dressing in a DRY jar or bowl. When you’re ready to consume the salad, just give the dressing a good mix and add to your desire. This helps keep the salad nice & crispy instead of soggy 🙂