Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Cucumber, Pepper and Red Cabbage Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing

This was one of those gorgeous delicious salads that came together quite by accident. Accidental in that I had no plan for it to taste so good nor to be so easy to put together. It is what happens when you have red cabbage, cucumber, and a bell pepper (green in this case) hanging out in the vegetable bin and you're starving. And you want something "gourmet" but you don't want to leave the house or pay for delivery.

And then I saw the carrots and remembered I had ginger. So carrot ginger dressing was made in a flash. Pulling out my Christmas gift of an awesome red mandoline, I made quick work of the cabbage and diced up the cucumber and green pepper. Noticing some fresh mint and basil, that was added to the mix and tossed with the carrot ginger dressing. Topping it all off were a small handful of pan roasted cashews and some lime juice. Heaven in a bowl!

Cucumber, Pepper and Red Cabbage Salad with Carrot Ginger Dressing
(makes 2-3 servings)

3 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cucumber, diced
1/4 green pepper, diced
10-12 mint leaves, cut in slivers
5-6 basil leaves, cut in slivers
2 tablespoons cashews, toasted
1/2 cup Carrot Ginger Dressing
1 lime, cut in wedges

Toss all ingredients in large bowl and serve. Squeeze lime wedges over all and retoss.


Recipes currently inspiring me:

Coconut, Pomegranate and Lime Kanten at Olives for Dinner
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette at Smitten Kitchen
Leek and Acorn Squash Tarts at Thyme for Cooking


Glue and Glitter said...

This sounds great! I bet the mint is really nice.

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