Purple Cabbage, Grapefruit and Mint Salad

 In Easy Recipes, Meatless Mondays, Protein, Weight Loss

So, being the laaaazy gardener than I am, my lovely little container of mint and basil is still sitting on the deck.

Covered in snow and just looking oh so sad.

Whoops.

So this recipe will be perfect for summertime when it comes back again (I hope!)

Purple Cabbage, Grapefruit and Mint Salad

Until then, mint is pretty easy to find in the grocery store thankfully.

This Purple Cabbage, Grapefruit and Mint Salad is a take on a old Real Simple book I own called Celebrations.

It basically has fun and simple (shock) themes for various parties – think adorable backyard BBQ in the summer and fun cheese and wine parties, complete with name tags on the different fromages 🙂

Very clean, very simple.

Needless to say, I love this book!

Purple Cabbage, Grapefruit and Mint Salad

I love this recipe particularly because it uses something I’ve been really into lately: purple cabbage.

This stuff is bursting with nutrition – fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Not to mention the bioactive compounds we can’t even name yet!

Bottom line: a nutritional superstar 🙂

I used it when I did the Roasted Sweet Potato Salad and it was a hit there too.

roasted sweet potato salad with purple cabbage and pomegranates

For the Purple Cabbage, Grapefruit and Mint salad, I paired it with some simple shrimp and I loooooved it.

Here’s a quick way to do the shrimp:

Hope you enjoy the salad!

~April

Purple Cabbage, Grapefruit and Mint Salad

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: About 6 adult servings

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 75

Fat per serving: 2

Carbs per serving: 16

Protein per serving: 1

Fiber per serving: 2

Sugar per serving: 10

Ingredients


  • 1/2 large head purple cabbage, shredded or thinly sliced

  • 2 grapefruits, peeled and sliced into sections

  • 2 green onions

  • Mint

  • Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp liquid honey

  • 2 tsp olive oil

  • Pinch salt

Instructions


  1. Whisk honey, olive oil and salt together

  2. Place cabbage in a large serving bowl. Toss with dressing.

  3. Add grapefruit and green onions. Combine gently.

  4. Top with mint.

  5. Serve salad alone or with chicken or shrimp for a lighter meal.

Notes

Nutritional info is for salad only folks.

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