Spiced Pumpkin Seed Cabbage Salad
from The Eat to Live Cookbook by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, p. 117
Edited to note: You can find the recipe right here on the Vitamix website. Balsamic vinegar is listed as the vinegar for the dressing in that version of the recipe. The cookbook lists one of the Dr. Fuhrman vinegars, which I don’t own. I used white wine vinegar and it was fantastic, so it seems that you can use any vinegar that you have in your pantry!
Did I like it? Like it? I LOVED IT!
Was it easy to make with readily available ingredients? I’m not gonna lie, there’s a lot of different ingredients and a lot of fairly easy chopping involved. It kind of sucks when a recipe calls for “1 cup of grated red cabbage, 2 cups of grated green cabbage and 1 cup of grated savoy cabbage” because really, what are you going to do with the rest of those three cabbages that are now left over in your refrigerator? If you’re like me, you’re probably going to make mounds and mounds of this salad all week long.
What specifically did I like about the recipe? Totally delicious and totally company worthy, this salad recipe is full of healthy, raw cruciferous vegetables. It’s on the sweet side, but I like that. It gets better with age, which is so cool, because you can make a giant bowl of it (at least doubling the recipe) and it could last you for many meals as long as you don’t get to sick of it.
What specifically didn’t I like about the recipe? The recipe called for Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds–and I’m sure they would have been divine–but I just didn’t have the energy for it (the recipe required a lot if ingredients). So I used plain raw pumpkin seeds instead. The salad was still amaze-balls.
Did my husband like it? Yes
Did my teenage daughter like it? She didn’t taste it.
Did my eight or five year old try it? What do you think? It’s probably time that I took this question out of the lineup. The kids are nine and six now too, so that’s gotta be changed. LOL
Would I make it again? HELLS TO THE YEAH. This one’s a KEEPER.
Is there anything I would do to improve on it if I made it again? Not a thing.
Overall Grade (completely unscientific, I admit): A+
Have you made Dr. Fuhrman’s Spiced Pumpkin Seed Cabbage Salad? What were your impressions? How do you get yourself out of a rut? Leave a comment below.
Still don’t have the book? What are you waiting for? These recipes are yumkins.