Tired of lettuce salads? I am. Here’s something different that I think you will enjoy.
This red cabbage and pineapple salad is a favorite of mine. It is a combination of 3 other recipes that I got from a cookbook called “Recipes to Lower Your Fat Thermostat”.
My husband loves it and I’ve taken it to neighborhood summer parties and it is a big hit there too. It’s also an easy way to get your vegetable servings in.
It is very healthy, slightly sweet, and long-lasting so you can make up a batch and eat it the whole week. Save the other half of the cabbage to make a 2nd batch a few weeks later.
The red cabbage does stain the pineapple and coconut red so if that bothers you, try regular cabbage instead.
Red Cabbage & Pineapple Salad
I don’t measure ingredients and sometimes try new things with it, but here is the basic recipe to get you going:
- 1/2 red cabbage, shredded
- 1 can chunk or crushed pineapple, in its own juice
- 3 carrots, shredded
- 1/4 – 1/2 c. shredded coconut
- 1 t. ground nutmeg
- 1/4 – 1/2 c. raisins
- 1/2 c. chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans are good)
- mint leaves (optional)
- 1/2 t. coconut flavor
- 1/2 t. vanilla