Sesame Chickpea Chopped Salad

It’s official. I am crazy for cabbage.

I don’t know about you, but I love to juice it, mix it into my rice, toss it in curries and soups and I especially love cabbage in a salad. Since I’m always looking for new things to do with cabbage, I was absolutely thrilled to whip-up this recipe on New Year’s Day. What better way to eat it than in a delicious Asian inspired cabbage salad? The toasted sesame oil in combination with the ginger and the crunch of the cabbage and carrots left me wanting more.

Now I know, cabbage isn’t the most glamorous offering in the produce aisle.

However, this humble vegetable hides a wealth of important nutrients and disease-fighting superpowers. Studies show cabbage can help prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and heal ulcers. The health benefits of cabbage also include its frequent use as a treatment for constipation, headaches, skin disorders, eczema, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

There is a saying that cabbage is the poor man’s physician.

I imagine some of you are looking at all the finely chopped things in this recipe and starting to sweat. Please don’t. I swear, prepping the salad is much less time consuming than it seems. If you have a food processor with a grater attachment, it will make quick work of the cabbage and carrots. And for those without a food processor (no judgment) can finely chop the cabbage and carrots with a very sharp knife. And yes, if you are in a terrible pinch for time, you may buy pre-packaged slaw and shredded carrots.

Happy 2018, Friends!


Sesame Chickpea Chopped Salad

For the Dressing:
1/3 cup Tamari, Shoyu or Coconut Aminos
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
1-2 teaspoons raw honey or maple syrup
1 teaspoon onion powder

For the Salad:
1 15-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
4 diced green onions
1/2 large green cabbage, thinly sliced
1/2 red cabbage, thinly sliced
2 cups shredded or matchstick carrots
1 cup sliced and toasted almonds
3 clementines, peeled and separated
1/2 cup chopped and loosely packed cilantro

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.

Stir in just enough dressing to coat well (you may not need all the dressing). Enjoy!

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Sunday, January 21, 2018 – BOOK NOW

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You’ll sample:

  • Overnight Fruit & Chia Oats
  • Winter Green Smoothie
  • Greek Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
  • Grain Bowls with Pesto, Avocado and Egg
  • Cheesy Quinoa Cakes
  • Chocolate Protein Power Bars

This class is $75 per person. Space is limited to 12 guests.


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