Today’s recipe is a yummy slaw loaded with spring veggies. It’s a great vegetarian recipe on its own, or you could add some salmon or chicken to make it a great side dish!
This recipe is easily changed up to use whatever veggies you have on hand. As it is, it’s a nutrient-dense salad that can be prepped ahead of time for a delicious lunch or dinner.
Cruciferous vegetables like kale, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and cabbage contain powerful phytochemicals, called glucosinolates, that demonstrate anti-cancer properties.
These glucosinolates increase antioxidant activity, and they also help to support the body’s detoxification pathways. Cabbage, specifically, is high in these compounds.
Additionally, fennel has been shown to help reduce intestinal cramping, soothe stomach upset, and relieve pain.
The list of nutritional benefits in this salad could go on. If you’re looking for an easy recipe to use up your produce, give this a try!
- 5 cups chopped Fresh Kale
- 3 cups Torn Romaine
- 1 package (14 ounces) Coleslaw Mix
- 1 medium Fennel Bulb, thinly sliced
- 1 cup chopped Fresh Broccoli
- 1/2 cup shredded Red Cabbage
- 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds, toasted
- 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 2 tablespoons Cider Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine kale and romaine. Add coleslaw mix, fennel, broccoli and red cabbage; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Toss to combine.
In a small bowl, combine oil, honey, vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
Dress salad just before serving.
If serving later, store salad and dressing separately in the refrigerator until ready to serve. You can make the dressing a day or two in advance.
Notes: You can swap out any leafy greens or veggies you like. Keep in mind that different textures and veggies may change up the flavor profile a bit, but the dressing should go with most options!
Julienned carrots, sliced cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, cauliflower, snap peas, green beans, or bell peppers could all be great options.
If you don’t have sesame seeds on hand, you could use any nuts or seeds (pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts).
You could also just add in any extra veggies or nuts.
Berries would be a great addition.
This would be delicious served with grilled salmon, chicken, beef or pork.