For health reasons and advice from my doctors, I’ve had to reassess my diet. My stomach can no longer take just eating anything. Though I take pretty much every multi-vitamin under the sun at the moment, I’ve been trying to bolster my veggie intake. Some days I go full on vegan, even, and most of my meat is fish these days. So far, things have improved, particularly ever since I cut down dairy to a minimum, particularly avoiding straight milk and ice cream.
I quite often like salads, provided they have no a) raw tomatoes, b) peas, or c) raw or cooked bell peppers in them. I’m pretty safe with b), thankfully. Not to mention that when I’m the one doing the cooking, I can control the appearance of the others.
This reminds me of a crunchy coleslaw without the creamy sauce. The crunch is great, and the flavour is crisp on the tongue. It would make a great topping on burgers, and is pretty good on a wrap with some avocado as you’ll see below! I first served it on the side alongside a home made pizza. It’s a nice alternative to your everyday salad, and is a healthier option than your supermarket coleslaw, particularly if you’re avoiding any forms of dairy.
Makes a pretty massive bowl, so I’m not sure how to count it. Serves 2 as a side salad, with leftovers for the next day twice-over! So…is enough for about eight people as a side, at a cookout or a BBQ evening? Catch the recipe below!
1/2 white cabbage, sliced thinly
1/2 small red cabbage, sliced thinly
2 carrots, peeled and sliced thinly
1 small red onion, peeled and sliced thinly
handful of garlic chives
handful of mint leaves
10 baby radishes thinly sliced
handful of watercress
juice of two lemons
salt and pepper
garlic oil, or olive oil
Heat up a small pan, add some garlic oil (or garlic oil), and lightly fry the garlic chives until softened and glossy. Mix together all the ingredients once the garlic chives have cooled.
For your leftovers, you can make some wraps!
Get yourself half an avocado, dice it up and make a mash out of it on top of a whole wheat fajita wrap, and add the salad like so;
Wrap up, and enjoy! I took mine to work, and added a side of even more salad! Definitely my salad of the moment…
Do you have a favourite way to reuse salads?