This Vegan Red Cabbage Salad served with a fresh pink dressing is the perfect summer dish. So fresh and delicious, and made entirely of whole foods, so what’s not to love! The deep colour of the cabbage means that it’s rich in antioxidants and full of flavonoids, which is great for cancer prevention. In addition, our pink creamy dressing only has 20 kcal per tablespoon.
The deep colour of the cabbage means that is rich in antioxidants and full of flavonoids, which is great for cancer prevention.
Now let’s talk a little about the amazing benefits provided by red cabbage (information extracted from draxe.com):
1. Boosts the Immune System
Red cabbage contains ever-so-important vitamin C, a crucial antioxidant needed in order for our bodies to have strong immune systems. It stimulates the activity of white blood cells, forming the first line of defense for the immune system.
2. Fights Inflammation and Arthritis
Red cabbage contains phytonutrients that may help reduce chronic inflammation. One compound in red cabbage that may be responsible is sulforaphane (found in many cruciferous vegetables), a potent inflammation killer.
3. Aids Healthy Bones and Reduces the Risk of Osteoporosis
Red cabbage is a vitamin K-rich food, and we know that vitamin K increases the amount of a specific protein required to maintain bone calcium, thus reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Women, in particular, seem to have higher bone density when eating a diet high in vitamin K.
4. Combats Chronic Disease
During the course of the normal human life, cell degeneration will happen no matter how healthy you live. However, by filling your diet with foods high in antioxidants, you can give your body the best chance possible at preventing and combating serious chronic diseases. As a Brassica vegetable, red cabbage is one of those antioxidant-rich foods, with an ORAC value of 2,496 when raw and 3,145 when boiled. Brassica vegetables like red cabbage, kale and broccoli are thought to aid the body in preventing chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
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Vegan Red Cabbage Salad w/ Pink Creamy Dressing
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Pink Creamy Dressing
Red Cabbage Salad
- 2 cups red cabbage, cut into thin strands
- 1/3 cup spring onion, chopped
- 2 cups boiled chickpeas
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 medium-sized red bell pepper, sliced
- Olives, optional
- Freshly ground black pepper
Pink Creamy Dressing
- Boil the cashews for 10 minutes or soak for 6 hours. Shield cashews with cold water before adding them to the blender.
- In a high-speed blender, combine the cashews, beetroot, horseradish, lemon’s juice, water and salt and blend until smooth.
- Pour dressing over the salad.
Red Cabbage Salad
- Cut the red cabbage in half, lengthwise. Cut out the small core at the end. Use a food processor or sharp knife to cut the cabbage into thin strands.
- On a large platter, place the red cabbage, spring onion, baby spinach, red pepper, chickpeas, sunflower seeds and optionally olives. Drizzle the desired amount of the pink creamy dressing and sprinkle some freshly ground black pepper on top.
- Enjoy, it’s delicious!
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This pinky sauce looks dreamy. I checked ingredients, looks very easy-to-make too. Thank you for the recipe.
Thank you so much for commenting. I hope you will like it 🙂