Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Clean Crunchy Apple and Cabbage Salad with Sweet Curry Dressing

I originally got this recipe from THIS site. We've eaten it enough and I've made a few changes so I thought I would add it to our own little blog. The version I am posting is double the original recipe because (I think) it's easier. This salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks. *People won't even know it's super healthy because they'll be distracted by how YUMMY it tastes!* Because this version of the salad is so large I like to make and eat it all week long. I also send it with my husband for lunches. (He loves it!)

1 bag of Tri-Color Slaw
2 medium apples, julienned (a tart and crunchy apple like Braeburn or Granny Smith works best)
2 handfuls (1-2 cups) dried unsweetened cherries (I used dried cranberries because it's what I already had.)
8 oz bag of chopped pecans, toasted
1 bunch of green onions, chopped
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
2-3 cups shredded chicken (Cubed would work too.)

Pile all the ingredients into a bowl and hand toss it to mix.

1/2 cup cider vinegar
6 tablespoons olive oil
8 tbsp honey or agave nectar (depending on the sweetness you prefer)
6 tsp Dijon mustard
3 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

Mix the dressing and reserve. (You may or may not want to add ALL the dressing. You decide.) Pour dressing over the salad just before serving. Clean and absolutely DELICIOUS!