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Carrot & Red Cabbage Salad (Fun with a Spiralizer)

Don’t you just love it when you make a great dish that is tasty, healthy, can help you lose weight depending on what else you eat and ridiculously simple to make?  I know I do.  I am being very careful with my food at the moment and have really bulked up with my vegetable and fruit intake.  To help me do this I have been eating a range of delicious salads, yes the words ‘salad’ and ‘delicious’ can feature in the same sentence.  One such dish is my red cabbage and carrot salad.  It’s like a coleslaw and it is really moreish.  I can quite simply make a bowl of this and eat it allllllll day.

Red cabbage is a great addition to meals especially if you are trying to lose weight as it is low in calories but high in fibre.  It is rich in vitamin K and anthocyanin which are great to improve brain function and concentration.  These can help prevent nerve damage and help protect against Alzheimer’s.  Red cabbage has compounds that have been shown to inhibit cancer growth, it can also help improve eye, skin, hair and nail health, detoxify the body and regulate blood sugar so next time you make a salad make sure you add in some red cabbage.

 Now as I mentioned this salad is easy to make so here is the recipe for those that would love to give it a go.  It’s a great addition to the weekly menu especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds before your summer holiday.  I was sent a great gadget which I used to help me.  The Veggie Pasta Maker / Spiralizer from Eddingtons is great for getting the carrots just right as I have found grating them just didn’t work well enough as the gratings were too flimsy.  The gadget allowed me to make carrot spaghetti to the length I wanted and the perfect thickness which was great.  The veggie pasta maker can also make vegetable ribbons if you prefer by a simple flick of the switch.

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  I do love this product, the only drawback is that part of the vegetable is not used although the positive side of that is that I have something healthy to nibble on whilst preparing the food.

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You can serve this salad as a side dish or have it as a main meal, the portion is quite generous so may be enough for two meals with a portion of fruit as a snack in between servings.

 Ingredients

 176g red cabbage

 160g carrot

 ½ a white onion

1 heaped tsp chopped dill

2tbs mayonnaise (I used readymade)

Method

 Chop the cabbage.

 Spiralize the carrot

 Slice the onion.

 Combine them all and throw in the dill and mayonnaise.

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Stir well and serve.

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Enjoy!

I was sent the spiralizer to make my life easier when making this delicious salad.  All views are my own although the fact the carrots were the perfect thickness with this did make me smile and breathe a sigh of relief.

This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Oh how nice! I really need to get a spiralizer so I can start doing recipes like this.

    1. It’s a handy gadget!

  2. We have a spiralizer and it’s great but it doesn’t get used much! I love making veg for stir fries with it! Somehow the veg is much nicer!

    1. It come out really nice with the spiralizer, I’m glad I found it.

  3. I never knew red cabbage was so good for you, might have to pick some up. Also that spiraliser looks fab, so easy to use x

    1. It is and you can make veggi flowers with it!!!!

  4. I love homemade coleslaw – great idea to add dill! I usually use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise as it’s a lot healthier 🙂

    1. Good idea, I will give that a try. Thanks 😉

  5. looks lovely, great summer BBQ food. have wanted a spiraliser for a while

    1. That’s lucky I featured it now you have your first recipe for this great little gadget. More on their way!

    1. It’s very easy to eat and low in calories.

  6. I have one but I need to get round to using it more, the coleslaw looks fabulous at the end, my new side dish to make 🙂 x

  7. This looks so colourful and tasty! You’ve just reminded me that I bought a spiraliser a few weeks ago and haven’t even used it yet!

    1. Give this recipe a try it’s great. I’ve posted a new one today. Courgetti with homemade pesto.

  8. I love you introduction sentence. So motivating. And oh, that veggie pasta maker is a smust have. Your dish looks good and yummy.

  9. Looks a beautiful vibrant salad. My kids would love to take spiralled carrots to school as a snack = would save me making them toast to take every morning too!

  10. This looks like such a fab gadget, I love things like this, anything which makes chopping and grating easier x

  11. I really need to buy myself a spiralizer. I usually buy the ready prepared carrots and courgettes at the supermarket, but I’d be able to do so much more if I had the ability to at home.

  12. This sounds delicious! I love adding spiralised veggies to my salads.

  13. It definitely does look like a delicious slaw and I love red cabbage. Good luck with your journey!

  14. These look very child-friendly. My little girl would love using these when it comes to helping with food.

    Angela.

  15. That spiralizer does a good job of cutting it finely, just the way I like it. A nice healthy meal, thanks for the post 🙂

    1. No problem, glad you liked it.

  16. Looks like a great gadget, I just wonder how easy it would be on tougher veg? Looks great though 🙂

    1. It works well with courgettes and carrots. I have yet to try anything else yet.

  17. I am definitely going to try this

    1. Enjoy Rosie 😉

  18. I keep meaning to get one of these and try it out! This look so yummy, so I need to get more organised and get one!

    1. Give the recipe a good it very easy to do.

  19. This look fab. My friend uses a spiralizer all the time. She swears by it.

    1. It’s a brilliant gadget and so easy to use.

  20. A handy gadget, but isn’t it basically the same as a grater?

  21. I really must get one of these, they look really useful, I’ll have to hide it though, my hubby hates gadgetry! 🙂

    1. It’s really good, and simple to use.

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