Peanut butter and jelly
Burt and Ernie
Ebony and ivory
Raggedy Ann and Andy
Soap and water
Wisdom and age
Some things just go together so sweetly.
I really didn’t expect cabbage and avocado to be one of them. In fact, even Joshua – who says that he has yet to find a food that avocado doesn’t go well with – expressed doubt.
But when I tried this little salad, I was super surprised at what a great pair cabbage and avocado make!
And the simplicity of this easy, 6-ingredient recipe!
The Avocado Cabbage Salad
We’ve got fresh cabbage and carrots. Sweet onion. (Onions. I love onions. Except when I put half of one in the frig and they mixed their luscious savory onion flavor with my sweet Chia Pudding. Then I don’t love onions.) Zippy lemon. And, yes! Creamy avocado! Toss that all up with just the right seasonings, and this perfectly crunchy, fabulously zippy, I-want-seconds, brightly summer salad is on its way to my belly.
Make it Fast
Coleslaw can be made in a food processor – it not only saves time, but it prevents shredded knuckles too!
Make-Ahead Tip for Coleslaw
Shredded cabbage tends to lose liquid as it sits, which can make the salad soggy. Because of this, slaw usually has the best taste and texture when eaten fresh – within the day it’s made. This is even more true with this Avocado Cabbage Slaw, since the avocado with start to turn brown after about 30 minutes or so.
If you’d like to make this slaw a day or two before you eat it, you can shred the cabbage and carrots, and dice the onions ahead of time, and keep them tightly sealed in a plastic bag (remove as much air as you can) in the frig until ready to use. When ready to serve, mix the dressing ingredients, stir into the salad, and you’re ready to go!
Cabbage and Your Health
Stomach ulcers – Some studies have shown that eating raw cabbage can help heal stomach ulcers.
Weight loss – Because of its very high fiber content and abundance of other nutrients, cabbage – cooked or raw – is very beneficial for weight loss.
Reduce inflammation – With its high antioxidant content, cabbage can help reduce inflammation.
- 3 cups finely shredded, raw cabbage
- 1 3/4 cups shredded carrot
- 1 1/4 cup finely diced sweet onion
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1 teaspoon salt, scant
- 2 large Hass avocados (peel and pit removed)
- Combine cabbage, carrot, and onion in large mixing bowl.
- In a separate bowl, mash enough avocado to make 1 cup. Add lemon juice and seasonings and mix well.
- Stir avocado mixture into cabbage mixture. Dice remaining avocado and add to slaw.
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