Cabbage Quinoa Winter Salad

Cabbage Quinoa Winter Salad - A tasty and filling salad for those cold winter months #CleanEating #RealFood

Cabbage Quinoa Winter Salad - A tasty and filling salad for those cold winter months #CleanEating #RealFood

Don’t you just love the feeling you get after eating a big nutrient filled salad? It’s the best feeling ever! One problem we run into though is finding fresh ingredients in January. Where we live the lettuce starts to look brown, the tomatoes are more pink than red and finding any kind of salad ingredient is very difficult. We don’t like to go without a salad so we created our own winter friendly salads (like Winter Pomegranate Salad)! The good news is it tastes great all year round so if it’s a little warmer where you live you can still enjoy this delicious salad.

There are a lot of health promoting benefits in it too! Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable. Cruciferous vegetables are becoming well known for their cancer fighting properties. An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Quinoa is full of vitamins and minerals and is a great source of fiber and protein. Wheat is in fact extremely good for you! There is a lot of controversy about wheat right now. We however, have never felt better than when we eat whole grains including wheat. According to The Worlds Healthiest Foods and Organic Facts, wheat has benefits such as reducing risk of type 2 diabetes, protecting against breast and colon cancer, protecting against coronary heart disease and heart attack and helping with obesity control. We have found it also gives an amazing energy boost!

With all these healthy foods it’s easy to see why this salad is a favorite!

The dressing for this salad might look a little familiar if you like our Sweet and Savory Pear Salad. It’s the same recipe except that we exchanged the raspberry vinegar for some golden balsamic. If you have never tried golden balsamic vinegar you are in for a real treat! It’s so tasty we named our Golden Balsamic Bruschetta after it!

A quick reminder to keep all these healthy ingredients organic! Now, on to the salad!

Cabbage Quinoa Winter Salad

Ingredients

Directions

Place cabbage, carrots, scallions and apple in a large bowl. Pour in dressing and toss to mix. Serve on a bed of wheat berries and quinoa. Garnish with mandarin oranges.

Dressing

Ingredients

Directions

Place all ingredients in a Mason jar and shake well to combine.

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13 Comment

  1. […] you may have noticed from our Golden Balsamic Bruschetta and Cabbage Quinoa Winter Salad we LOVE Golden Balsamic Vinegar. It really adds to this dish! Put that with the lime juice, […]

  2. Another fantastic salad! You ladies are the queens of delicious salads. I can’t wait to try this one. Golden balsamic is new to me so I will have to take a look for it. Thanks so much for sharing this with everyone over at Let’s Get Real.

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Oh you are so sweet! We do have a soft spot for salads around here. You will love golden balsamic! It’s very addicting LoL Thanks for stopping by!

  3. This is a wonderful winter salad, it looks delicious!  Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thank you for hosting! Have a fantastic week 🙂

  4. With healthy ingredients like these, who can resist your Cabbage Quinoa Winter Salad! I can’t wait to make this. I’m pinning and sharing! All the best, Deborah

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      Thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed it. Have a fantastic weekend! 🙂

  5. Hil says: Reply

    This looks really yummy! I would love to try this.

    You should come link up at our Bloggers Spotlight party on Thursday, we pin everything to our group board and have two separate link-ups, one for posts and one devoted to pins so you get even more exposure!
    http://www.raisingfairiesandknights.com/category/bloggers-spotlight/

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      That sounds like fun! We will have to check it out for sure. Thanks for the invite!

  6. Dee says: Reply

    I need some good winter salad recipes, and this looks awesome! We love quinoa, and I keep wanting to try it in salad, so thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      You are so welcome! We are glad you like it 🙂 Thanks for dropping by!

  7. Vivian D says: Reply

    Love your salads but I am celiac sensitive and am avoiding wheat. What could you replace the wheat berries with for celiac’s.

    1. Easy Peasy Life Matters Easy Peasy Life Matters says: Reply

      We are sorry to hear that! You could always use all quinoa or substitute millet for the wheat. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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