Popsugar posted this recipe a little over a week after New Year's, and I suspect they were trying to catch everyone's eye with the word "detox" in the article title. Either way, this salad is a tasty and healthy addition to your lunchtime rotation. Its fiber content makes it filling enough for a light meal, but it makes for a nice deviation to the standard side salad if it's served alongside a piece of chicken or fish.
The whole dish feels pretty substantial, because of the heartiness of the cabbage and the crispness of the apples. The walnuts add a really nice something extra, too. I hope if you try it you enjoy it as much as I did! Oh, and due to ingredient availability or my own lack of desire to buy certain items, I changed it just a little. Click on the recipe title to link back to the original!
adapted slightly from Candice Kumai
feeds 4 meal portions or 6-8 side portions
1/2 head Savoy cabbage
1/2 head red cabbage
1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped and toasted
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Using a mandoline or sharp knife, thinly slice the cabbage, apple, and shallot to resemble extremely fine confetti; transfer to a large bowl.
Add the walnuts and toss gently to combine.
In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing.
Top the salad with the dressing. Using salad tongs, mix until evenly dressed.
*Note: this salad will keep in a resealable container in the fridge for 3-5 days.