Recipe: Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lime Dressing

The sun has been trying to come out here in recent days and the temperatures are starting to climb ever-so-slightly. This coupled with the arrival of March and slowly lengthening days make it feel like spring is really on the way.

All these springy feelings prompted me to grab a young green cabbage at the fruiterer’s on Saturday. I’ve been in the mood for fresh, light food recently — probably because I just had to finish all that carrot cake last week — so I spent a couple of days mulling over cabbage possibilities. On Monday during my yoga practice — I know I’m supposed to be focused on my breath and the poses, and I was! But I also happened to be thinking about cabbage — I thought lime and tahini would go well with a simple cabbage salad. So I chopped the cabbage, grated a carrot, threw in some peanuts, and shook up a 3-ingredient dressing. The result? Pure, fresh yum.

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Cabbage Salad with Tahini-Lime Dressing

Ingredients

  • Salad:
    • 1 small green cabbage, chopped/shredded
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
    • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • Dressing:
    • juice of 1 lime
    • 1-2 tbsp tahini
    • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
    • to taste: ground black pepper

Procedure

  • Shred the cabbage and put it in a colander. Sprinkle the salt over the cabbage and use your hands to mix it together. Let sit for 30-60 minutes, then rinse the cabbage and let it drain.
  • When the cabbage is ready, combine it in a bowl with the grated carrot and peanuts.
  • Put the dressing ingredients into a jar and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix until coated.

Enjoy!

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