I must be itching for spring to come because all my recent blog posts are all about lightness, air, and fresh produce.
This salad is not only excessively healthy, but it has incredibly fresh flavor. And it's so simple to toss together. Even easier than most salads. The cabbage adds vibrant color and crunchiness, while the mango's sweetness balances out the almost bitter taste of the sprouts. Then a little punch of lime brings everything together and transports you to a warm summer day. In fact, I can't imagine a better way to eat this salad than outside at a barbecue. Or, now in the bitter winter when you desperately need a reminder that summer will come.
Have you ever heard of cabbage described as Nature's Broom? I'm assuming you can figure out what they mean...I can't say whether or not it works, but it's worth a try. I'm sure I could use a little 'spring cleaning.' Ok, enough of that.
Just trying to get you to eat a little cabbage every once in a while!
Red Cabbage Salad with Brussels Sprouts and Mango
Adapted from Practical Paleo
Yield: 6 servings
Half of a red cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
2 large carrots, peeled and grated
10 Brussels sprouts, stems removed and thinly sliced
1 mango, skin removed and flesh diced (here's a video if you need)
Juice from 1 lime
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Generous pinch of sea salt
Few grinds of black pepper
Add the cabbage, carrots, Brussels sprouts, and mango to a large bowl. Toss gently with your hands.
In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil until fully combined. Add the salt and pepper to taste and pour over your salad.
Toss again and serve.