How this recipe came about:
I try to make every dish with a colourful palate in mind, not only for the sake of the beauty of the dish but also for the health benefits these colours represent. Nature is brilliant in the way it highlights the nutrients in foods with different colors. For instance, the lycopene that turns red peppers red may also help protect against prostate and breast cancers, and the beta carotene that makes carrots orange can help keep your bones, eyes and immune system healthy. Enjoy!
Benefits of a few ingredients:
- Kale – Kale is loaded with Vitamin C – a single cup of raw kale contains more vitamin C than an orange.
- Sprouts – Sprouts contain a high number of enzymes which are important for digestion, helping to break down food more effectively and increasing nutrient absorption.
- Cashews – Cashews contain magnesium and calcium both important for bone health.
- Cilantro – Cilantro is an amazing heavy metal detoxer! It binds to toxic metals, loosening them from tissue, and eliminating them from the body.
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To create the combined dish above:
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Click here for my Zesty Peanut Dressing Recipe
- 2 cups Red cabbage, shredded
- 4 cups Lacinato kale, cut in thin long strips
- 1 large Carrot, shredded
- 1 large Red bell pepper, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 3 Green onion, thinly sliced
- 1” of fresh ginger, minced
- 1/2 cup sprouts
- 1/2 cup roasted, crushed cashew nuts or peanuts
- 1/3 cup roasted sesame seeds
- Lime wedge (for presentation)
- 1 Tbsp. of Olive Oil
- Dash of Himalayan Salt
- 1. Prepare my Zesty Peanut Dressing (click here for recipe).
- 2. Massage Kale with oil and salt for about 3 minutes until the leaves are softened.
- 3. Shred and chop all the vegetables.
- 4. Roast the cashews and sesame seeds slowly separately. Chop cashews.
- 5. In a large bowl, toss the red cabbage, kale, ginger, carrot, red pepper, cilantro, sprouts, green onion and roasted sesame seeds.
- 5. Drizzle the peanut dressing on top of the salad and toss gently.
- 6. Top with cashews.
- 7. Garnish with lime wedges and serve immediately.
- 8. Enjoy!
I’m Elle! A Toronto-based Holistic Nutritionist. I’m a multi-passionate woman, but nutrition and understanding how the body works is really my passion. Through my own personal journey, I have trained my body to heal itself using strategic, natural tools and techniques. Now I’m ready to help others!
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