I love ordering crunchy colourful Vietnamese style salads when dining out, after a few trials at home I am more than happy with my version. It takes 15 min, and can be stored in the fridge for days. This could also be used in a detox or a 5:2 diet, as it is approx 200 calories.
Easy to be prepare in advance. Not only will it boost your immune system, but it keeps tasty and fresh in the fridge over night. Perfect in your lunch box!
- The Salad:
- ½ a head red cabbage, shredded
- 3 carrot, shredded
- 1 fennel , shredded
- ½ cucumber, sliced into small sticks
- ½ chili, seeded and chopped
- ½ cup cup roasted almonds and sesame seeds ( or any nuts you got), chopped an roasted
- The Dressing:
- ¼ cup lime jucie
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons tamari soy souce (if you want gluten free)
- 3 tablespoons fish souce
- 4 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sesame oil (slightligh heated)
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 clove Garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
- 2 teaspoons red onion, finely chopped
- Shred the vegetables in your food processor. If you don't have one cut them in sticks/chunks
- Chopp your herbs - coriander, mint, parsely and basel.
- Mix all the dressing ingredients below ingredients in a bowl. Set aside.
- Roast your nuts over low heat for a few minutes until slightly browned
- Mix the salad together, dress it, serve it!
Store salad for 2-3 days in fridge
- Carrots provide the body with a highly antioxidant compounds that helps protect us against cardiovascular disease and cancer. It provide us with better night vision too. It has a high content of Vitamin A, Vitamin K, biotin and fibre.
- Fennel is famous for its medical effect , it can alleviate spasm in the stomach and help against female hormonal issues such as menopause. Fennel has a high source of Vitamin C. potassium and dietary fibre.
- Red cabbage: Cabbage contains a phyto-nutrient called glucosinolates, which is a powerful anti cancer compound. Cabbage is nutrient-dense and a low calorie food providing the body with Vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, B6, biotin, Calcium, Magnesium and manganese
- Parsley is extremely rich in nutrients, chlorophyll and carotense. Mint is used as an effective remedy for stomach issues such as IBS as it relaxes the smooth muscles in the stomach. Basel is an digestive aid and can help to reduce headaches. In Chinese medicine Basel is used for for blood circulation. Coriander is a good digestive herb and has antimircobal properties and a cholesterol lowering effect.
- Almonds is effective against heart disease as it affetcs LDL-levels of cholesterol. It also has a showne effect on cancer. It is also high in protein.
- Sesame seeds are densely packed with nutrients and a fabulous source of protein (methinnine and trypthophan), monsaturated fats, lignans and Vitamin B1 and B2 and fibre. They are cholesterol free. The lignans has amazing antioxidant capabilities as it can inhibit cholesterol production in the liver. It is also famous for relive constipation and remove worms for the intestinal tract.