Anti-inflammatory Cabbage Salad

Posted By Katayoun Pakatchi on May 31, 2016 | 0 comments


anti-inflammatory cabbage salad

anti-inflammatory cabbage salad

Cabbage is a sulfurous vegetable which is essential for liver metabolism and estrogen detoxification.

Cabbage salads or coleslaw is usually soaked in vegetable oils or mayonnaise that is loaded with trans fat or omega 6 fat which leads to too much omega 6 in comparison with omega3 in the body causing inflammation. Most people don`t eat cabbage due to its tough texture or not being to digest it well. In that case breaking its fibers down in the food processor and making it a night in advance, make the cabbage softer and tastier.

Carrots, apple and cinnamon give a sweet taste to the cabbage. In addition cinnamon balances the blood sugar.

Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antiviral, antimicrobial and body absorb it better taken with healthy fats and black pepper.

Fresh ginger is anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and stimulates the secretion of digesting enzymes.

Tahin is a healthy fat contains zinc and regulates hormones.

Coconut milk has healthy fats, is anti-inflammatory and helps healing the gut. On the package read ingredients though, it should just be water and coconut nothing else, since those additives cause inflammation, turning a healing food into harmful substance.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cabbage head
  • 1 Carrot rasped
  • 1 Apple (grated or sliced)
  • ½ cup Cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon Tahin
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Dill
  • 1 tablespoon fresh Lime/ Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar (lemon juice can be replaced too)
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon rasped fresh Ginger
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin Olive Oil
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 2 tablespoons natural Coconut milk

Directions:

In a bowel mix tahin, lemon juice, turmeric, cinnamon, ginger, dill, olive oil, coconut milk, vinegar, pepper and salt.

Slice the cabbage or shred it in the food processor and place it into a bowel.

Add carrot, apple, cranberries and the dressing. Combine well and let it sit at least for one hour before serving.

For those with digestive issues like bloating, after eating raw vegetables it`s better to process cabbage, apple and carrot in the food processor.

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