Saturday, 24 September 2011

Red cabbage and carrot salad

Another quick side dish, this one is based on the one featured on the amazing and inspiring Nomnom paleo's blog. This was really crunchy and tasty and makes you feel really healthy when you eat it!!
I even used Sarah Fragoso's recipe for Paleo Mayo and it was so simple I wondered why I'd never had the courage to make my own years ago.

Ingredients (Feeds 4)

1/2 medium sized red cabbage, finely chopped
2 grated carrots
1 finely chopped spring onion
small bunch of fresh cilantro/ coriander finely chopped
a few toasted hazelnuts for topping
salt and pepper

Stir all ingredients together (except for the hazelnuts which should be added just before serving) and refrigerate to allow the flavors to meld. In the meantime make up the dressing.

Carrot ginger dressing
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 chopped carrots
2 spring onions chopped
1" piece of fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Paleo mayonnaise

Combine all ingredients and blitz together in a food processor or blender until smooth. Pour over salad and top with toasted hazelnuts. It is quite a strong flavored dressing but really goes well with the carrots and red cabbage. My picky, non vegetable liking, daughter even ate this and really liked it. Personally, I think it tastes better if left to meld the flavors overnight.

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