Kill the Cold Weather Blues : Vibrant Cabbage Slaw

Killing the cold weather blues is on today’s agenda! I am seriously done with winter. Living in Canada has many benefits and it’s lovely most of the time…but I am NOT a fan of cold weather. You won’t find me in ski gear heading to the slopes….I’d rather be sweating it out in a garage gym in 30c heat (it makes me feel like I am working really hard when there’s a ton of sweat!)

Anyways, whichever way you choose to work up your appetite, here’s a vibrant cabbage slaw to replenish your body and wipe away the cold weather blues. If you are among those that aren’t huge fans of cabbage, try this side dish! It’s light and refreshing and a great way to get your veg in for the day.

The key here is to make sure the cabbage is thinly sliced. Use lots of fresh lemon juice to enhance the natural fresh flavours of the ingredients.

Lastly, tips on how to properly cut “julienne” :

Julienning – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

IMG_2347

Vibrant Cabbage Slaw:

1 head red cabbage, sliced with food processor (slicing attachment) or use a mandolin or a really really steady knife and hand!

1 red onion, thinly sliced into julienne

1 bunch green onion, finely chopped

1 large mango, julienne (or 1 Granny Smith Apple, thinly sliced)

1 red pepper, julienne

1 yellow pepper, julienne

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

3 whole lemons, zest of one, juice of all three

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1/2 bunch chopped cilantro

to taste Pink Himalayan Sea Salt

to taste Fresh Cracked Pepper

One simple step!

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix. Adjust seasoning as necessary to suit your palate. This keeps well in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days and is great served with simple grilled chicken, baked salmon, or pulled pork.

This side dish can’t help but remind us of warm summer days…ahhhh….soon enough! But until then, mix this baby up and let me know in the comments what you think! Did you do anything to make this recipe your own? Share the love!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s