Also known as… The Immune-boosting, Cancer-fighting, Toxin-Clearing Cabbage Crunch Salad.

This one features just a touch of sweet…a lot of crunchy…a hit of tangy…and very purple.

It is jam-packed with nutrients from the cabbage, but it only has a few ingredients so it is very easy to throw together.

Some of the health benefits of purple cabbage include:

1. Cabbage is an amazing detoxifier due to abundant amounts of Vitamin C, Sulphur, and other minerals that help it to purify the blood and remove toxins (primarily free radicals and uric acid).

2. Cabbage has wonderful anti-cancer properties, due to over 30 different anti-cancer chemicals identified in it. The most beneficial property is due to the high content of anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that has been linked to cancer protection.

3. Cabbage is known to boost immunity, due to the high levels of Vitamin E which are known to assist in DNA repair and other metabolic processes, along with developing immunity building properties.

4. Juice from the red Cabbage is known to aid in ulcer and digestive healing because of its high levels of the amino acid called glutamine.

And, of course, the Apple Cider Vinegar in the dressing boasts it’s own list of health benefits. It is known as Mother Nature’s perfect food and is wonderful in helping to maintain the body’s vital acid-alkine balance. It is also anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal.

Easy 8-Ingredient Cabbage Crunch Salad

Healing Salad

Ingredients:

  • Half of a medium-sized Head of Red Cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1/4 Cup Finely Chopped Apple (use Fuji for a sweet flavor; use Granny Smith for a tart flavor)
  • 1/4 Cup Dried Cranberries OR Golden Raisins
  • 1/4 Cup Sunflower Seeds, OR Chopped Pistachios, OR Slivered Almonds

Dressing:

  • 1/4 Cup Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Olive Oil, Grapeseed Oil, OR Coconut Oil (in liquid state)
  • 3 Tbsp Organic Mayonnaise, OR Vegannaise
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Sugar, OR Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt, or more to taste

Directions:

1. Place sliced Cabbage, Apples, and Cranberries or Raisins in a salad bowl.

2. To blender, add dressing ingredients: Apple Cider Vinegar, Oil, Mayonnaise (or Egg-Free version), Sugar, and Sea Salt. Blend dressing until smooth.

3. Pour dressing over Cabbage mixture. Let sit for at least an hour, or up to overnight, to infuse flavors. This actually gets better the longer it sits. Enjoy.