I was inspired to make this cabbage slaw after reading the awesome ode to cabbage on CaveGirl Eats. She’s one smart and sassy cavegirl.
I love me some cabbage but I don’t always have 2.5 hours to make my favorite braised cabbage recipe. Sometimes I just wanna chop up a raw cabbage, throw on some dressing and be done with it. So that’s what I did tonight.
- ½ medium red cabbage head, thinly sliced
- 1 carrot, julienned
- handful of cilantro, roughly chopped
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- ½ avocado, diced
- handful of toasted slivered almonds (optional)
- 2-4 tablespoons of tangy carrot ginger dressing (recipe below)
I threw everything except for the avocados in a bowl and mixed it together.
You can let the slaw sit in the fridge for a few hours until you’re ready to eat it.
Right before I served the slaw, I tossed on the diced avocados so they wouldn’t get all brown and icky looking. Toasted almond slivers are another great addition to the slaw but don’t add them early because they’ll get soggy.
Here’s what I gathered to make about a cup of tangy carrot-ginger dressing:
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 large carrots, chopped
- 1-inch segment ginger root
- 2 scallions, whites only
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup Paleo mayonnaise
- Salt and Pepper
I dumped the vinegar, carrots, ginger, scallions, and mustard into my Vitamix and blitzed everything until it was liquefied. Then, I added the mayonnaise, salt and pepper to taste and blitzed on low until everything was combined.
I’m not gonna lie – the dressing is pretty tangy but the acidity is cut really well with the raw cabbage.
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