As promised, another vegetable dish for your kids to experiment with! I just love the beauty of purple cabbage. It makes any delicious so colorful and vibrant. I have posted several cabbage salads in the past, and we love them all. But I tend to go sweet on the cabbage salad, and this one is more savory.
Purple Salad Recipe
- 6-8 cups shredded red cabbage, green cabbage, and chopped carrots
- 1/4 cup low fat sour cream
- 1/4 cup cider vinegar
- 2 TBL honey
- 2 TBL spicy brown mustard
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
Mix together dressing and pour over vegetables. Refrigerate at least an hour or until ready to serve. Best when able to sit in the fridge for awhile.
Why should you include purple cabbage in your kids diet?
- EXCELLENT source of Vitamin K, C, fiber, and folate!
- Red cabbage contains almost twice as much vitamin C as green cabbage!
- Red (or purple) cabbage has a powerful antixodiant called anthocyanins. There is 23 mg of this antioxidant per 100 grams and green cabbage actually has none!
- Studies have shown raw cabbage has been effective in treating peptic ulcers. ( A lot though, 1 liter per day resulted in a healed ulcer in 10 days.)
- Only 33 calories per cup with loads of vitamins.
Your kids should start learning to chop vegetables at a young age. Preferably when they aren’t in the stage that they think they are Luke Skywalker and everything is a light saber to swing at the family dog. Erica (age 10) did an amazing job of chopping these carrots for our salad.
Our favorite Cabbage salads!
- Rainbow Salad
- Apple Salad! YUMMY!!
- Sweet Cabbage Apple (very similar to one above)
- Aye Caramba Salad!! Double Yummy!!!
- Baja Coleslaw
- Berry Slaw (I want to make this one today!!)