red cabbage salad in a mustard dressing
Here i am with another quick salad recipe made with cabbage ...........it is my garden fresh red cabbage this time ..... full of antioxidants, rich in vitamins A , C and K , rich in minerals like calcium , potassium , iron and manganese............not to forget it is one of the best cancer fighting foods.
It confirms to my philosophy of a large bowl full of a fiber rich raw salad per day in a yummy healthy way...........and it is easy to make ......though chopping the cabbage is a bit time consuming if you are doing it manually.it takes me about 3-4 minutes to chop a whole red cabbage in fine shreds by hands......
Making the oil free dressing takes another couple of minutes.......
a tbsp of English mustard ( or 1 tsp of yellow mustard powder)
a tsp or more of finely chopped green chillies
a tsp of vinegar
and salt to taste ...
Mix with a folk and the dressing is ready .......enough for a medium sized red cabbage ( green cabbage can be used too ) .
Mix the chopped cabbage with the dressing and keep in the fridge till the time of serving..
Tastes good after an hour of mixing and it can be kept in the fridge for two days , though the fresh color of the salad gets a bit dull the next day but the taste enhances , the cabbage becomes soggy and better for filling in a sandwich , a pita pocket or a burger topping .......
I like this salad hot and add more green chillies , the heat of English mustard is quite low but it blends with the green chilly n vinegar to make it hot and tangy ....enhancing the fresh taste of the cabbage.
This salad goes to Yasmeen's Health Nut Challenge Crucial Cruciferous this is my third entry for the event.