Cabbage is not a vegetable known for its sex appeal.
It may evoke memories of your Polish grandmother, or it may have a bothersome tendency of making you toot.
Hear me out. Cabbage has a ton of anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering properties. It’s an amazing source of the amino acid l-glutamine, which nourishes and heals our digestive tracts. Cabbage helps us detoxify harmful toxins, too.
A vegetable that can do all that is sexy. Praise.
Red cabbage in particular contains a high concentration of anthocyanins, which are plant pigments that have extremely potent anti-oxidant capabilities. Oh, and it’s pretty.
This slaw is a lovely mix of tangyness and crunch. The creamy cashew dressing can also be used as a replacement for mayo or sour cream, and it makes a fabulous ranch dip.
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- 1 small head of red or green cabbage (1 pound), shredded
- ¾ cup cashews, soaked for a few hours and drained
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- ½ tsp Himalayan salt
- ½ cup water
- In a blender, combine the soaked cashews with the water, lemon juice and salt. Blend until creamy.
- Pour the dressing over the slaw and mix well. You can be classy and use tongs, but it’s easier if you get in there with your hands.
- Taste and adjust lemon juice or salt as necessary.