Happy first day of spring world. I don’t know about you but I LOVE the first day of new seasons, spring especially – just feels like a clean slate for nutrition, goals, food and spring cleaning (which I not so secretly love).
A couple of weeks ago we were asked by dear gal pal, fellow nutritionist and IHN Alum to contribute to a spring salad collab AND WE COULDN’T be more thrilled. I wasn’t sure what I was going to put forward so sent in some ideas and WE chose this one. Its a newer salad in our roster and has a special touch to it. My Mem (grandmother) used to make us a sweet and sour hot red cabbage dish, super Dutch and delicious. Well after making buckets of sauerkraut a few weeks back, I decided to make Mem’s cabbage. Had it for dinner and was delighted that I had done her proud – hopefully she’s looking down and impressed.
BUT it was the next day that this salad took form. I wanted to make a weird different salad that was “slaw” like, super geared toward gut health and had a bit of tang.
SOUR CABBAGE & FENNEL SALAD
1/2 large red cabbage, shredded or cut into strips
1 fennel bulb, cut into similar strips
2 carrots, shredded (use your cheese grater)
1 lemon, juiced and zested
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons raw honey, melted down
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
sea salt and cracked pepper
2 tablespoons raw sesame seeds
2 green onions, chopped
2 ounces goat cheese or feta*
In a large sauté pan gently heat apple cider vinegar (ACV) and 1 tablespoon of honey. Add in cabbage and cover. Let simmer on low, turning every few minutes to coat strips. After 10 minutes taste check – should have some crunch intact and be sweet but mainly sour. Once done cool and save liquid. Mix olive oil, honey, lemon and season to your liking.
Once cabbage has cooled mix everything together, minus seeds and onions. Garnish with seeds, onions and cheese* (optional) and enjoy! Super great for gut health, full of antioxidants and pretty too.
Tag us @thehealthybies for your finished results 🙂
SO what’s the other part of this collaboration with JOYOUS HEALTH (PS. Check our her new and updated site – it’s stunning)??
CHECK OUT THESE OTHER AMAZING SPRING SALADS MADE AND BROUGHT TO YOU BY TOP LADIES IN THE INDUSTRY:
Aleyda (The Dish On Healthy) Crunchy Thai Quinoa Salad http://www.thedishonhealthy.com/thai-quinoa-spring-salad
Jordana Hart (ihartnutrition) Chickpea Cucumber Salad
Joy McCarthy (Joyous Health) Spring Inspired Detox Salad http://bejoyo.us/2n5aWzj
Julie Daniluk Hot Detox Beet Bop Salad https://juliedaniluk.com/recipes/fennel-ginger-salad.html?highlight=WyJzYWxhZCJd
Kim D’Eon Shred Into Spring Salad http://kimdeon.com/recipes/shred-into-spring-salad/
Marni Wasserman Zesty Apple Fennel Salad https://www.marniwasserman.com/2017/03/spring-sprung-salad-time/
Marta (Organic Food For Kids) Spring Asparagus & Spinach Salad http://www.organiclifewithkids.com/index.php/recipe/spring-asparagus-spinach-salad-with-poppy-seed-dressing/
Meghan Telpner (Academy of Culinary Nutrition)
Wild Rice Protein Salad http://www.culinarynutrition.com/wild-rice-protein-power-salad/
Rachel Bies (The Healthy Bies) Sour Cabbage & Fennel Salad https://rachelbiesnutrition.wordpress.com/2017/03/19/in-the-kitchen-joyous-health-spring-salad-collaboration/
Rachel Molenda Dandelion Citrus Salad http://rachelmmolenda.com/dandelion-citrus-salad/
Samantha Gladish (Holistic Wellness) Tuscan Kale & Apple Salad https://holisticwellness.ca/kale-apple-almond-salad/
Sisley Killam (The Pure Life) Sweet Potato Arugula Quinoa Salad http://thepurelife.ca/sweet-potato-arugula-quinoa-salad