This is my favourite way to enjoy raw cabbage.
It makes an absolutely divine, crunchy, and very moreish lunch and is guaranteed to convert any cabbage sceptics.
And it’s a lot of fun to make – watching the dark purple cabbage turn bright pink as you mix in the fresh lemon juice is fascinating. Or maybe that’s just me?
In addition to being yummy and pretty, this salad is also highly nutritious:
- The cabbage provides a heap of cancer-fighting and beautifying antioxidants
- The parsley is uber-detoxifying and is an excellent source of vitamin C
- The raw onion contains sulphur which is great for building healthy skin, hair and nails
- The lemon juice is a wonderful liver detoxifier, as is the peel (but do use organic lemons. Non-organic lemons are usually waxed and the peel will be full of pesticides)
- The olives and olive oil contain oleic acid, which is wonderful for heart health
Easy Raw Lunch Recipe – Moreish Pink Salad
- Prep time: 10 mins
- Cook time: 0 mins
- Total time: 10 mins
- 1/4 of a head of red cabbage
- a bunch of parsley
- 1/4 of a yellow onion, diced, or green onions or shallots, according to taste!
- a few kalamata olives
- a good glug of olive oil
- salt and pepper
- juice and zest of 1/2 a lemon
- Chop the cabbage into rice-grain sized pieces in a food processor. Transfer to a salad bowl.
- Chop the parsley, either in a food processor or by hand, and add to the bowl. Mix.
- Add diced onion, olives, olive oil, salt and pepper. Combine.
- Then for the finishing touch: add the lemon juice and watch the magic happen! Garnish with the lemon zest.
∼ Ann & Chloe
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