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Sweet Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad

Posted May 09 2013 8:00am

This light and refreshing salad has become a new favorite in our home.

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Featuring fresh lime juice and a just a touch of toasted sesame oil, it’s bursting with flavor and nutrition in each bite! Cabbage is a nutritional powerhouse, loaded with vitamin C to boost the immune system, the amino acid glutamine to help reduce inflammation, as well as several cancer fighting properties, which may help inhibit tumor growth. Paired with nutrient-rich limes and raw honey, this salad is a delicious way to eat your antioxidants!

What I especially love about shredded cabbage salads, is how well they hold up after being tossed with dressing. This salad makes the perfect packed lunch for school or work, and will actually get better as it marinates! If you make a large batch over the weekend, you’ll have a prepared salad ready to grab for the next few days!


serves 2-4

Adapted from Ani Phyo

Ingredients:

For the salad:

12 oz. shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrots
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

For the dressing:

1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons diced shallot
2 tablespoons raw honey, or to taste
1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil, or to taste

Directions:

Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Adjust flavors to taste. (I only used 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil in my dressing, but feel free to increase the amount for a stronger sesame flavor. A little goes a long way!)

Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl, and toss well with the prepared dressing. (I like to shake it together in a sealed glass tupperware.) Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.

Leftovers can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Sweet Sesame-Lime Cabbage Salad
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Serves: 2-4
 

A sweet and tangy cabbage salad, featuring fresh lime juice and a touch of sesame oil.
Ingredients
For the salad:
  • 12 oz. shredded cabbage
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
  • large handful of fresh cilantro, chopped
For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallot
  • 2 tablespoons raw honey, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon raw apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon of roasted sesame oil, or to taste

Instructions

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Enjoy!

Substitution Notes:

  • For a sugar-free option, feel free to replace the honey with liquid stevia, to taste. You can also just reduce the honey, if you prefer.
  • If you don’t care for lime juice, fresh lemon juice would also work.
  • If you have fresh ginger on hand, you can substitute 1 tablespoon of fresh grated ginger for the 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger.

: What’s your favorite salad lately?

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