Sunday, November 08, 2009

Sunshine Salad

As a friend whom we had afternoon coffee with remarked today, it's been raining for 24 hours straight over here, starting yesterday afternoon. Crazy right? Although, I must admit, I'm relishing the chance to cuddle up under a duvet in front of the television again - that's just something that's sorely missing from summer! I'm not a big sun-bunny (as is blatantly evident from my blindingly white legs), so I'm quite happy to embrace the wind and rain.

That said though, sometimes you yearn for something to make you feel a little bit more summery on the inside, and I think I've found the solution for that. This dish with it's bright colours will definitely put a smile on your dial and it's a lovely fresh take on cabbage salads (is it just me who's not a big fan of the gloopy mayo-y versions?). Plus you get to feel all virtuous while wolfing down daintily nibbling on a big ole bowl of this. See, it's a win-win!

 Sunshine Salad

Adapted from Filipino Vegetarian Recipes

Serves 4 (as a side-dish)

1/4 large head of cabbage, sliced thinly
2 large carrots, sliced into matchsticks
1 small red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
3 tbsp yellow mustard
2 tbsp honey
salt to taste

Toss everything together and serve cold. Deeeee-lish!

Nutritional info (per serving): Calories 50.0 , Total fat 0.7 g, Saturated fat 0.1 g, Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g, Monounsaturated fat 0.3 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg, Sodium 172.8 mg, Potassium 361.4 mg, Total carbohydrate 10.4 g, Dietary fiber 3.6 g, Sugars 1.9 g, Protein 2.1 g

Good source of: Vitamin A 110.4 %, Vitamin C 104.8 %


nina on November 09, 2009 7:59 am said...

That, really is sunshine in a the wolfing down bit!!!!

Marisa on November 09, 2009 8:44 am said...

Who me? I'd never do such an unladylike thing... ;-)

Robyn MacLarty on November 09, 2009 11:59 am said...
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Koek! on November 09, 2009 12:01 pm said...

I also hate mayo-laden coleslaw... This looks beautiful. Thanks for visiting my site - the feeling is mutual :-)

Jeanne on November 09, 2009 3:32 pm said...

I have to confess that I love ALL cabbage salads - mayonnaisey or not. I think ALL cabbage should be eaten crunchy and raw :)

Marisa on November 09, 2009 6:12 pm said...

Confession - I even like eating raw cabbage as is - no dressings, no other ingredients, just the delicious crunch of the cabbage. I suppose something's gotta make up for my chocolate addiction...

Homemade Heaven on November 10, 2009 10:29 am said...

Oh please, bring the sunshine! I love this salad and am a confirmed cabbage addict - cooked, raw, mayo or plain - you have me anyway!

elrieta on November 13, 2009 1:19 pm said...

....ek is nie 'n cabbage addict of 'n fan daarvan nie....
But I did try!!

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