As everyone has noticed, the price of romaine lettuce is insulting lately (recently saw it for $8.98!). As a result I have been searching for other alternatives as a salad base since my diet revolves around high volume vegetables during a deficit. My mom showed me this recipe and I have been making it on repeat ever since!
This recipe uses red cabbage – a great source of vitamin C and K and is high in fiber. I bought a medium size red cabbage for $4.68 at my grocery store and I only used half of that to make a salad that serves 4 people.
The walnuts add healthy fats and the apples give a nice crunch and more micronutrients.
What You’ll Need:
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp light mayo
- 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 red cabbage, chopped
- 1 apple, sliced thin
- 1/4 cup crushed walnuts
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
How To Make It:
- First prepare dressing by mixing all ingredients in a small bowl (can be refrigerated until use)
- Next, chop your cabbage and place into a large bowl
- Add chopped apple, walnuts and cranberries
- Pour over dressing and mix well
- Let sit for at least 20 minutes and enjoy!
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