I had a pleasant walk through my farmer’s market this morning perusing all the bounty of delicious organic veggies when my eye caught these luscious looking savoy cabbages. Instantly my brain starts ticking away on what type of salad I could create. A cabbage salad with crisp apple, roasted chicken, slivered almonds, and a tangy, somewhat sweet dressing with cumin and honey sounded good. Add a little olive oil, a bit of rice vinegar, some salt & pepper and sit down to a yummy fresh summer salad.
Savoy cabbage has a similar look to kale, with its crinkly leaves, which may have you think that the leaves are tough and hard, but you would be wrong. They are as soft as regular cabbage leaves and just as delicious raw. This makes them an ideal candidate for fresh salads, vegetable wraps, or as a decorative leaf for laying fresh fruit, fish, or even rice upon it.
This salad pulls together in less that fifteen minutes if your chicken is already precooked (I purchase rotisserie chicken) . Just a little chop and dice, add the dressing that is made from common items you should already have on hand, such as olive oil, rice vinegar, honey, cumin, and a little salt and pepper. Toss it all together and you’re ready to serve in less than 20 minutes!
The crinkle in the leaves adds a great dimension of texture to this salad. The crisp apple adds a touch of sweet crunchiness and the honey-cumin dressing adds a hint of Eastern Mediterranean flair. Enjoy!
My hubby and I have had the chance to get out of the house at night for some really pleasant walks. They are doubly pleasant when God brushes the sky in beautiful colors. I took this image the other night not far from our home, just as the sun was setting over the canola fields. We missed the Northern Lights last week, but these colors did not disappoint.
Honey-Cumin Savoy Cabbage Salad
|Prep time||20 minutes|
|Dietary||Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Paleo|
- 1 head Savoy Cabbage (chopped- approximately 6-8 cups)
- 1 Medium Apple (Honey Crisp, or Pink Lady- chopped)
- 1/2 cup Sliced Almonds (toasted)
- 1/4 cup Sesame Seeds (toasted)
- 1 Large Chicken Breast (from rotisseri- chopped)
- 1/3 cup Olive Oil (extra virgin)
- 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
- 2 tablespoons Raw Honey
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt (ground)
- 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper (ground)
|Chop the savoy cabbage and place in a large bowl.|
|Chop the apple and chicken breast. Add to the chopped savoy cabbage.|
|Place the almonds and sesame seeds on a cookie tray and place under the broiler until they just start to turn a light brown. Cool.|
|In a small mixing cup add the olive oil, rice vinegar, raw honey, cumin, salt and pepper. Stir vigorously or until all ingredients are completely emulsified.|
|Add the dressing and cooled almonds and sesame seeds to the chopped cabbage salad. Toss and serve.|