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You will LOVE this salad as a main course or as a side dish! The blend of different textures in this easy and healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad is wonderfully satisfying: the crunch of the cabbage; the smooth creaminess of the avocado; the bursts of sweet from the blueberries and the soft tang of the goat’s milk feta. It’s fabulous!

Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad Serving

Today I bring you a dream-worthy salad! A healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad.

This is one of those obnoxiously healthy, yet strangely delicious, salads that people would pay $20 for in California.

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And unlike all my other salads, it’s 100% raw, 100% paleo, 100% vegetarian and 100% vegan if you take out the cheese. But don’t take out the cheese, please! Feta: I heart you.

The blend of different textures is wonderfully satisfying: the crunch of the cabbage; the smooth creaminess of the avocado; the bursts of sweet from the blueberries and the soft tang of the goat’s milk feta. All tossed in a light champagne vinaigrette. It’s fabulous!

I originally served this as a side dish with pork chops when my husband was last in town. I cobbled it together out of a lack of all other vegetables, and I was pretty sure that he was going to complain about it.

But he didn’t…

And then the next day he ate it again…

And then the day after that he said, “Is there no more slaw?” and he looked so sad I almost died.

There is a little bit of chopping involved but hopefully you find that as therapeutic as I do. See. This salad is healthy for the body and mind! My price just went up to $30 a bowl in California.

I eat a generous portion as a main course, and it is filling and strangely satisfying. You could also serve this as a side dish to complement any kind of grilled or baked meat like my Ground Chicken Tacos, or top it with my go-to Foolproof Rosemary Chicken.

Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad

I know you are skeptically looking at me through one eye, but I would never lie to you. This salad is delicious! Fresh, crunchy, flavorful and healthy!

Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad

Did I mention that it only takes 15 minutes?

Without further delay, break out your favorite chopping knife and make this simple salad!

Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad Serving
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Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad

You will LOVE this salad as a main course or as a side dish! The blend of different textures in this easy and healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad is wonderfully satisfying: the crunch of the cabbage; the smooth creaminess of the avocado; the bursts of sweet from the blueberries and the soft tang of the goat’s milk feta.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people

Ingredients 
 

For the Slaw:

  • ½ head small green cabbage sliced into thin ribbons
  • 6 stalks Tuscan/Lacinato kale rib removed and sliced into thin ribbons
  • 1 ½ red bell peppers thinly sliced
  • ½ green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 gala apple or fuji, grated with the peel on
  • ¼ cup Vidalia onion sliced paper thin
  • 2 Avocados
  • ½ cup Blueberries
  • ½ cup feta cheese

For the Dressing:

Instructions 

  • Add all the dressing ingredients in a bottle, cover, and shake vigorously until mixed; taste and adjust.
  • I slice most of the vegetables on a mandoline, which makes the prep super fast and all the slices an even thickness.
  • Throw all the slaw ingredients in an extra large mixing bowl, toss to mix everything up. Pour some of the salad dressing over top and toss to coat evenly. Repeat until the slaw is glistening but there is no extra in the bottom of the bowl.
  • Serve.

Notes

 
If you are photographing your dish, serving company or are just a perfectionist {high-five!}, then squeeze a little lemon over the grated apple right after you grate it and before you add it to the salad. Same goes for the avocado.
A note on my light salad dressings. These will not stay emulsified because there is waaaay too much vinegar to oil and not nearly enough mustard or garlic to compensate. They will stay emulsified long enough to dress a salad and serve it, but you have to shake it vigorously. No little back and forth motion is going to cut it.
Serves 3-4 as a main dish and 6-8 as a side dish.

Nutrition

Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 142mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1737IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Calories: 229
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Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad
Healthy Kale and Cabbage Slaw Salad

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31 Comments

  1. Feta lovers unite! I’m a huge fan of any salad topped with feta! But the real question that I’m wondering is if this salad costs $20-30 in California, then what does it cost in Atlanta? Or even better, what does it cost in Saratoga Springs, NY…because I’m going to need one of those soon!

    1. Haha! There is probably a $5 discount for Atlanta and a $10 discount for Seratoga Springs; however, I do charge for travel! Probably better off just breaking out the knife yourself! 🙂

  2. I would definitely spend $20 on this salad, it looks amazingly delicious. I love coming across new salad recipes to recreate in my kitchen so thanks for the great recipe.

  3. Oh, yes! So much goodness in one delicious salad. I am one of those people who would pay $20 for this salad and I don’t even live in California! And I would never take out the cheese 🙂

  4. You’ve got my number Lindsey! I love kale salads, and living in California, I would throw down $20 for this. 🙂 The fact that you paired kale with cabbage…another fave…makes me love this even more. It’s like a slaw — so crispy and crunchy! Pinning this bad boy!

  5. Not only is this salad gorgeous, but it looks amazingly delicious, too! I love crunchy chopped salads. Pinned!

  6. I’m glad you came up with the dream-worthy salad, Lindsey! LOVE IT! Such a great idea to combine kale and cabbage, and definitely something that I need to try out! I love the avocado and feta in here, too. So delish!