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Napa Cabbage Slaw with Toasted Almonds

Original recipe by Cynthia Lair for Cookus Interruptus.  Copyright @ 2009.  

Cabbage is amazing.  Fifteen calories per cup.  Read about how it prevents cancer and heals wounds.
No kidding.

1/3 cup raw almonds, toasted and roughly chopped
napa cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced (~ 4 cups)
2 scallions, chopped fine
cup chopped cilantro

2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons
rice vinegar
1 teaspoon tamari
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
teaspoon sea salt

To toast almonds, place whole almonds in a baking pan and toast in a 300-325 degree F. oven for 10-15 minutes, until the color
begins to darken and they give off a rich nutty aroma.  Use our
Tamari Roasted Nuts if you would like to add another layer of flavor to this salad.  

Combine lime juice, vinegar, tamari, sugar, oils and salt in a salad bowl.  Whisk to incorporate.  Two of our other videos make this
recipe even easier.  You can also use  2 tablespoons of
Lime Boost instead of the lime juice and sugar (see how handy it is?).
Prepare vegetables and chop almonds.  Put in bowl and toss gently until mixed with dressing.  Taste for salt and adjust if necessary.

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Makes 4 servings


Lynne Lillie
Oscar party tonight! I'm on my way to Whole Foods to get the ingredients for this delightful-looking salad! I'll let you know how it turns out (the salad, not the Oscars):) Thank you.
February 22, 2009, 10:19 am

M Chessin
I tried this salad last night at my friend's Monday night get-together. This salad is going to be a favorite for me, and it's perfect for a hot summer cool dinner. I also like that the ingredients are simple, easy to have on hand.
July 28, 2009, 5:59 pm

henrietta charles
I LOVE this salad. Made it with your fantastic salmon wrapped in nori recipe. Such a great meal. Will make both again
November 23, 2009, 8:15 am

Paula Perez
This salad is terrific! I made it last night, and added some chunks of fresh orange and cooked chicken breast. Everyone loved it! It's going in my recipe folder!
March 21, 2011, 5:44 am

nina bean
everyone in my family loved this, especially my 3 year old. She asked for seconds! I added 2 shredded carrots & 2 celery stalks chopped. ty 4 the recipe. nina
February 3, 2012, 1:28 pm

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