This cabbage walnut salad is so filling and delicious. Also, it is high in nutrients with a variety of vegetables and nuts in it which makes it very good for you too. The walnuts, pine nuts, and sesame seeds add a good vegan protein to it.
Eat cabbage if you want the health benefits of beautiful glowing skin, and an immune system powerful enough to fight off just about anything, don’t forget this highly nutritious but common vegetable.
Celery is a negative calorie food, meaning it takes the body more calories to digest it than the food itself contains making it a very good food for weight loss. One stalk of celery has only a few calories because it is full of healthy cellulose. It is 95% water, very alkaline, and filled with fiber. Its weight loss benefits are well known but you would be surprised at its other amazing properties.
Carrots – forget about Vitamin A pills. With this orange crunchy superfood, you get Vitamin A and a host of other powerful health benefits including beautiful skin, cancer prevention, and anti-aging.
I love walnuts! My mom loved to cook with them because they add flavour and crunch to any meal. Now I know that walnuts are also highly nutritious, so much so that I consider them a superfood. They are high in omega 3 fatty acids, are a good source of protein and are rich in minerals.
Pine nuts have many of the same health benefits as other nuts. In numerous studies, the consumption of nuts was found to lower waist circumference, blood pressure, insulin resistance and increase high cholesterol.
A sprig of delicious dill adds a unique flavor to your food making it extra tasty. Dill’s name comes from the Norwegian word ‘dilla,’ meaning to soothe. It has been valued for its many health benefits as early as 1500 B.C. In ancient Egyptian papyrus manuscripts, it was documented as a remedy to soothe flatulence, relieve pain, and act as a laxative and a diuretic.
These tiny sesame seeds may be tiny, but they have huge health benefits. During the Middle Ages, they were worth their weight in gold for many good reasons. They are high in protein, great for the skin, good for digestion, and respiratory health among many other health benefits.
Cucumbers are the perfect summer veggie that keeps your body hydrated, strong, and happy. They hydrate your body and help to flush out toxins. They are good for treating high blood pressure and for weight loss and may help fight cancer and reduce the risk of heart disease. They are highly alkaline-forming and may help reduce cholesterol and help with diabetes.
I have added a lemon olive oil dressing to this salad or you can also use a Creamy Tahini Dressing – Easy, delicious, and creamy. I love this tahini salad dressing recipe for its simplicity but mostly because it gives me a creamy dressing that is vegan. Most creamy dressings contain milk products which for many individuals is hard to digest and contributes to weight gain. The other great thing about this dressing is that it is full of very good protein.
Time to make my cabbage walnut salad!
Cabbage Walnut Salad
- 1 1/2 cups red and green cabbage
- 1/4 cup carrots
- 1/4 cup celery
- 5 Tbsp walnuts soaked
- 2 Tbsp pine nuts
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds optional
- 2 Tbsp dill or parsley chopped
- Few slices of cucumber optional
- 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/8 tsp liquid stevia to taste
- 1/8 tsp Himalayan salt to taste
- Cover the walnuts and soak them in clean water. I usually soak them overnight but you can soak them until you are ready to mix your salad together if you are short on time.
- Prepare salad vegetables and set aside.
- Finely shred the cabbages.
- Shred the carrot.
- Chop the celery.
- Chop the dill or parsley.
- Slice the cucumber.
- Mix the salad dressing ingredients together.
- Stir the dressing into vegetables and nuts and seeds.
- Serve the salad immediately or place it in the refrigerator until serving time.
I hope you enjoyed my cabbage walnut salad.
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Delicious Cabbage Recipes to Get the Health Benefits
Warm Winter Crunchy Salad – In the winter salads are not as appealing; we gravitate towards warm foods. Still, some raw foods filled with enzymes and nutrients are good for us. I tend to stay away from the leafy vegetables during this time. This has all the grounding warming foods suitable for winter rather than cooling lettuces.
Borscht Soup with a Difference Is Delicious– Borscht is the best way to get healthy superfood beets filled with beta-carotene and minerals into our diet. And it has lots of cabbage in it too. It is quick to cook, easy to vary, and enjoyed by everyone, even children.
Here are some of my favorite Salad Recipes:
Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts is Very Tasty – This shiitake mushroom salad is extra delicious with the addition of walnuts. Yum!
Delicious Radish Quinoa Salad with Arugula – This colorful radish quinoa salad is a yummy and nourishing salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa. It is a whole meal in one bowl.
Tasty Arugula Salad with Pecans – This arugula salad is extra delicious with the addition of pecans. Yum! All the ingredients in this salad are healthy and so it is very good for you. A salad a day is always a good idea as it is a way to get more vegetables into our diet.
Delightfully Delicious Wild Rice Salad– This wild rice salad is delicious, nourishing, and filling. It has tasty colourful vegetables in it to give the wild rice a good contrast and is a crunchy salad for lunch or dinner.
Healthy Carrot Salad – This carrot salad with black currants and sunflower seeds is especially unique and so tasty.
Power Spinach Salad– This salad is full of one of the highest alkaline forming foods!
Delicious Mandarin Orange Kale Salad – This salad is a smart tasty way to get some healthy greens into a meal.