I thought this up after seeing a Asian Salad/ Coleslaw in the store and remembered a favorite salad I always like to make for gatherings when I am not on HCG Diet Protocol. This may even taste better or maybe it's just me because of the nice new flavors I got to taste in this today. Hope you enjoy more cabbage goodness or try it with spinach too!
Sweet, Sour, Tangy, Spicy- this will satisfy all your taste buds at once! All while 100% on protocol= priceless!
1/2 large head of cabbage, sliced thin or shredded OR spinach
4 green onions, chopped
1/4 C cilantro, chopped
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes OR 1 tsp sugar free chili paste
1 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard- sugar free
1/4 cup cider vinegar OR rice vinegar
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp fresh ginger root, minced OR 1/8 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp powdered stevia or 10-15 drops liquid
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 TB water
Fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Combine cabbage (or spinach), green onions and cilantro in a large bowl then cover and stick in the fridge to let the flavors combine while making dressing (this really makes a difference). In a smaller bowl, whisk together red pepper flakes (or chili paste), mustard, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, ginger, stevia, salt, and water. Pour this spicy-tangy dressing over the chopped cabbage and toss well. Refrigerate for 1 hour, then toss again. Taste salad, and add more chili paste, lemon juice, salt, or stevia to taste before serving.
NOTE: If you do not like spicy then leave out red pepper flakes or chili paste.
PS- Use this dressing over any salad or to create a stir fry with a allowed meat and veggie.
Phase 3: Add more veggies such as bell peppers, red onion, 1 tsp. of sesame oil and top with sesame seeds. Also sub out the 1 TB water for 1 TB healthy oil of your choice.