Chop and Chomp Salad

Thursday, March 1, 2012


I have to say, one of my favorite things about being a food blogger is the continuous stream, err flood, of inspiration. I'm talking the eating healthy kind of inspiration.  

I always thought I was a healthy eater, I ate a garden salad at least once a day. Truth is the old me was not very creative or adventurous when it came to cooking with healthy ingredients. Only after being surrounded, albeit virtually surrounded, by such talented food bloggers that my eyes have been open to a whole new world of veggies. 

Last week kale, this week purple cabbage. 

Bonus: Really healthy eating allows you to shop at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's without handing over your whole wallet. 

So thank you fellow food bloggers, this one is for you. And did I mention it is delicious? Just finished the bowl in under 2 minutes (now I just need to work on eating slower). 


ingredients
1/2 large red cabbage
2 green apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup golden raisins 
goat cheese 
juice of half a lemon
3 tablespoons (or so) extra-virgin olive oil 
2 tablespoon (or so) balsamic vinegar 
pinch of sugar
s&p 

Chop green apple into a small dice. Drizzle with a little lemon juice to keep from browning. Chop cabbage into same size bite as apple and add both ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Add golden raisins and chopped walnuts. 
Whisk together oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and sugar. Taste and readjust seasonings to your preference. 
Add dressing to salad and toss. 
Crumble goat cheese and add to top of salad. 
Serve. 



Enjoy! 



25 comments:

  1. I just love the colours of this salad, so bright and fresh and delicious!

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    1. Haha I agree! Thanks Stellina

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      Jen

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  3. found youu blog via twitter today. :)
    love the colors of your salad - following you.
    and the name of your blog is so cute!

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    1. Thank you so much for the comment and the follow. You have a beautiful site Lara!!

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      Jen

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  4. This sounds delicious. I, too, thought that I ate pretty healthy until I began to see how many other options there are to add super foods. Cabbage is definitely one of them - so sure to add these ingredients to my list. thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by LeahJo. You have so many healthy recipes too!
      Hope you enjoy this recipe.

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      Jen

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  5. I can't wait to try this recipe! So pretty and healthy!

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  6. Hi Jennifer! I love that about food blogging as well. You get some many more recipes than you would just leafing through a magazine or cookbook. It has opened up a whole new world and a whole new way of eating. I also love seeing what other people eat, what ingredients they use and how they prepare it all. It's also nice to see comments on how things end up tasting.

    I have half a head of red cabbage in my fridge from these tacos I made the other night. I was seriously looking for a recipe to use the rest for and I found it here. I love how the universe works!

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    1. Hi Jacquelyn! Cabbage tacos?! That sounds so good... I hope you post the recipe. Can't wait to try your Creamless Tomato Soup!

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      Jen

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  7. What a beautiful salad, and I bet delicious too! This looks great, and I love the ingredients you used, Jen. Thanks for sharing. You have a very nice blog and I'm glad to have found you!

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    1. Thank you Georgia! You have such a great site. I can't wait to try your asiago mashed potatoes and broccoli!!
      Have a great weekend!

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      Jen

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  8. I have a family I need to feed healthy food especially as my husband is a sportsman. I always appreciate finding good dishes like this so thank you.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet comment! I love that I am able to help you and your family.
      Have a great weekend.

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      Jen

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  9. What a gorgeously colored salad! PS. I like your name :) Us Jennifers know what's up

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    1. So happy to have found your blog! I plan our meals a week ahead and finding new recipes makes it so much easier.

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    2. Thank you Jennifer!! Haha we certainly do ; )

      Have a great weekend!

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      Jen

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    3. Hi Madilla! I am so glad you found Pretty Plate too. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

      Have a great weekend!

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      Jen

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