05 February 2012

peter rabbit's dream salad. {grain-free & vegan}

5 February 2012

When I saw the finished product of the salad, all I could think about was how little Peter Cottontail would love to get his little paws on this-- hence the name.

I found this recipe on Gwyneth Paltrow's blog, GOOP, in a newsletter about easy summer salads. But this really works anytime of the year. I made it for lunch the other day; it is crunchy, a little sweet & perfectly gingery. It takes no time to put together & the ingredients are readily available throughout the year. I imagine a gorgeous piece of grilled salmon would be amazing with this... I will be making this once a week, for sure. 

Peter Rabbit's Dream Salad.
Adapted from GOOP

for the dressing:
1 small clove garlic, grated
1" piece ginger, peeled & grated
1/4 cup rice vinegar
2 TBL tamari
1 TBL honey or (maple syrup to make it vegan)
1/2 tsp spicy sesame seed oil
maldon sea salt 
cracked pepper

--Whisk together in a small bowl.

for the salad:
2 cups red cabbage, finely shredded
2 cups green cabbage, finely shredded
1 carrot, peeled & cut into matchsticks
1/2 red pepper, cut into matchsticks
4 scallions, thinly sliced
2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

--Combine in a medium sized bowl.  Add the dressing & toss with your hands until everything is good & dressed. 
--Let stand for 15-20 minutes to really let the flavors develop.
--If you want you can sprinkle the sesame seeds on top...

happy eatings & cheers!

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