My husband and I recently embarked on a “clean eating” journey. We vowed to eat more veggies and less processed foods. Clean eating doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice good taste. Here is a savory salad that we found in the Standard Process Purification Cookbook. The combination of granny smith apples and citrusy lime cilantro dressing are the secret to this tasty asian slaw. Leftovers store well in the fridge too!
4 cups (8 oz.) thinly sliced savoy cabbage
2 cups (6 oz.) thinly sliced red cabbage
2 medium carrots (4 oz.), peeled and cut into very thin matchsticks
1 large Granny Smith apple (8 oz.), unpeeled, cored, and cut into thin matchsticks
½ tsp sea salt
2 T. plus 1 tsp. lime juice
2 T. apple cider vinegar
1 ½ tsp. stevia powder
2 T. Olive oil
1 large red onion, thinly sliced (2 cups)
1 pinch salt, optional
1 T. plus 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1/2 cup roughly chopped cilantro leaves
1/4 cup chopped roasted peanuts, optional (not during cleanse)
1. Combine savoy cabbage, red cabbage, carrots, and apple in large heat-proof bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Whisk together apple cider vinegar, lime juice, 2 Tablespoons. water in small bowl.
2. Heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and salt, and cook 7 to 8 minutes, or until onions are browned and bottom of pan has brown bits. Add ginger, and cook 30 seconds. Add vinegar mixture to deglaze, and cook 15 to 25 seconds, using spatula or spoon to scrape up brown bits. Remove from heat, and spread onion mixture over cabbage mixture. Toss with tongs until slaw is well combined and cabbages begin to wilt.
3. Add 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, and toss to combine. Let stand 5 minutes, then serve garnished with remaining 1/4 cup cilantro and peanuts, if using.