Saturday, January 21, 2012

Ravens Game Day Salad

People tell me they love my purple cabbage salads. I vary the ingredients and use an array of nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit, cheese and vegetables. Here are some suggestions for combinations that are popular. (You can use the colorful ingredients I've added to the purple cabbage - julienned carrots and peas as the basis for your salad or not. For this combination, Feta cheese, toasted sunflower seeds and roasted red pepper would be delicious).

Add any of the following three combinations to shredded purple cabbage for a delicious tasting, unique salad. The added bonus is this colorful, nutrient-rich salad complements steaks, burgers, hot dogs, barbecued chicken, seafood and pork. 

  • fresh mango chunks, roasted cashews, crumbled feta cheese, green onions, chopped red pepper
  • sliced celery, blue cheese, toasted walnuts, dried cranberries, chunks of apple
  • toasted sunflower seeds, chunks of kumato tomatoes, cubed fontina cheese, baby arugula 
Dress the salad with any one of your favorite salad dressings. I love to toss with a good homemade oil and vinegar dressing or my all-time favorite, Apple Celery Seed Dressing, see October 27, 2010 post for the recipe.