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Kale Slaw with Red Cabbage and Carrots

Detox Cred: This tangy raw slaw is supremely cleansing. The apple-cider vinaigrette may help lower cholesterol and blood-glucose levels. Earthy hemp seeds deliver protein and healthy fats. Use them throughout the plan in salads, soups, and smoothies.
Whole Living, January/February 2012
  • Yield Serves 4
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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple-cider vinegar
  • Coarse salt and pepper
  • 3 cups mixed shredded kale and red cabbage
  • 1 carrot, peeled and julienned
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk olive oil, mustard, and apple-cider vinegar. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. In another bowl, combine kale, cabbage, carrot, parsley, and red onion with sunflower, pumpkin, and hemp seeds.

  3. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with dressing, and toss to coat.

Recipe Reviews

Reviews (19)

  • Bennarlm1 18 Feb, 2013

    My husband and I loved this salad! We paired it with a quinoa burger for meat-less Monday! Very filling and fantastic !

  • jamie9793 4 Jan, 2013

    So far this has been my favorite lunch meal. I wasn't familiar with kale before doing this detox and it really isn't too bad. Would definitely recommend trying thins one.

  • baristagirl 29 May, 2012

    I love this recipe alone.....but I also combine another detox salad along with it and process the whole thing in my cuisinart. I add broccoli, cauliflower and golden raisins to the mix. The veggies bulk it up and the raisins sweeten it a bit.

  • evildyn 21 May, 2012

    Big hit at recent BBQ! Such a great basic recipe, very flexible. Super yummy on top of veggie burgers. I added more red onion and carrot than indicated. Next time may swap out parsley for cilantro and add a minced serrano or jalapeno.

  • mtedford 16 Mar, 2012

    So tasty. The raw kale is a bit much for me, so I substituted steamed broccoli. The dressing is delicious with lemon instead of cider vinegar. You can buy pre-packaged cabbage/carrot slaw at Whole Foods to make it even quicker to prepare. Great to bring to work for lunch.

  • mtedford 16 Mar, 2012

    So tasty. The raw kale is a bit much for me, so I substituted steamed broccoli. The dressing is delicious with lemon instead of cider vinegar. You can buy pre-packaged cabbage/carrot slaw at Whole Foods to make it even quicker to prepare. Great to bring to work for lunch.

  • TessD 28 Feb, 2012

    Love this and so does my 17 y/o daughter. It's so fresh tasting and the apple cider vinegar adds just the right touch of acidity. I'm so impressed that these recipes are all something I'd add to my normal diet. They don't taste at all "detoxy."

  • Kristinita 17 Jan, 2012

    I loved this recipe! Like another reviewer, I used walnuts instead of hemp seeds. Both are a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids. I also added cayenne and smoked paprika to the dressing. Will try to lemon juice on it next time, that sounds great! I used whole seed mustard and thought it went well with the other flavors. I made the recipe a second time and added raisins; I think it'd be good with apples as well.

  • 802karen 13 Jan, 2012

    The raw kale was a bit too "hearty" for me. I will not make this again but will continue with kale chip snacks to gain the benefits.

  • VUKuhl 12 Jan, 2012

    LOVED THIS! I really enjoyed all the tasted in this salad. I'm not sure that I agree with the serving size. I could have eaten the whole thing. One thing I am beginning to notice is that I hate parsley, maybe next time I will use cilantro, but I would definitely make this again!

  • Mer121212 11 Jan, 2012

    I had my doubts with this detox but I love the recipes. This one is very good and filling. I too had to use butternut squash but still enjoyed the combination of warm veggies on a crisp salad. The tahini dressing is a bit thin but has great flavor.

  • Mer121212 11 Jan, 2012

    I had my doubts with this detox but I love the recipes. This one is very good and filling. I too had to use butternut squash but still enjoyed the combination of warm veggies on a crisp salad. The tahini dressing is a bit thin but has great flavor.

  • irishhearn 5 Jan, 2012

    Delicious... Dressing is slightly tart

  • kbouissey 5 Jan, 2012

    I really do not like mustard...detest it actually. Will it be ok with just the vinegar and oil? Maybe a little lemon juice? I always get frustrated when I see recipes that look so yummy but then call for some kind of prepared mustard.

  • BamBam22 5 Jan, 2012

    This was sooo good during lunch. I used honey mustard instead and doubled the recipe on the dressing. Had no nuts so went w/o still very good.

  • edotgirl 4 Jan, 2012

    I couldn't find hemp seeds so I threw in some walnuts. I also squeezed fresh lemon juice (about 1/2 a lemon) into the dressing. Very tasty, and it smells divine!

  • Barlabean 4 Jan, 2012

    1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard? That just can't be right. I upped the amount of apple cider vinegar and added some (boiled down) orange juice.

  • bibliodiosa 4 Jan, 2012

    This is one hearty salad. I didn't really shred the kale, but ripped it into smaller pieces. The flavors go wonderfully together, and don't skip the dressing. Hemp seeds are pretty easy to find at the local health food store or Whole Foods.

  • jenniealice 4 Jan, 2012

    This salad was great and I used white pepper instead of black for a slight flavor change. I have to say hemp seeds were a pain to track down and incredibly expensive. The grocery store ran out with my small purchase (literally 2 tbsp.). I think on the next go-round of making it I'll put the kale and cabbage in the food processor for less mess.