Make It This Weekend: Purple Cabbage Salad
Gluten Free Dairy Free Paleo Keto Whole 30 Low Carb
Need a salad that balances hormones, fights cancer, prevents constipation, and may even help relieve some symptoms of gastrointestinal discomfort?
You found it! Red cabbage contains high amounts of vitamin C, helping to boost your immunity and give you brighter skin.
Red cabbage also contains phytonutrients and antioxidant, in higher amounts than green cabbage, that work to reduce chronic inflammation and treat arthritis naturally.
Being rich in vitamin K, it aids in keeping your bones healthy and helps reverse osteoporosis.
When fermented in foods such as kimchi, you get a boost in probiotics for a healthier gut.
The onions are a prebiotic, meaning it acts as food for the health boosting bacteria in your gut.
Hemp seeds are a complete source of protein providing all nine essential amino acids. Additionally, it has fiber, minerals and vitamins, as well as being a source of omega 3 fatty acids.
Super simple to make, this is a perfect side salad and leftovers can be used as a topping on a leafy green based salad the next day for a nutrient boost. I like to prepare it first so it has time for the vinegar to work on the cabbage for a softer texture, then make the main course.
2 cups purple cabbage, sliced thinly
1/2 cup onion, chopped
3 T apple cider vinegar
3 T olive oil
salt to taste
1 T hemp seed, optional
1/4 cup shredded carrot, optional
Combine all ingredients together and let sit for a minimum of 15 minutes to let vinegar begin to soften cabbage.
Serve on the side with any main meal, such as the Garlic Dijon Salmon.