Monday, July 13, 2009

Tropical Cabbage Salad with Grapefruit, Orange, Cardamom and Vanilla

We enjoyed the cabbage salad I made last weekend, so I wanted to make another version this weekend. Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family so it has the same cancer fighting properties as broccoli.

The citrus and cardamom are a favorite combination of mine. My husband thinks I will put cardamom on anything. I don’t think I am that bad, but I do love the aroma of cardamom. The vanilla also added a nice floral aroma to the salad. If you don’t have fresh lime juice and want something other than the lime and vanilla salad I made last weekend, this is a nice substitute.

Tropical Cabbage Salad with Grapefruit, Orange, Cardamom and Vanilla
Serves 4


¼ a large head of cabbage, finely shredded
1 grapefruit, sectioned and cut into bite size pieces
1 orange, sectioned and cut into bite size pieces
14 ounce can of pineapple, cut into bite size pieces
½ teaspoon of canola oil
1 teaspoon of vanilla
¾ teaspoon of cardamom, ground
1 pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
approximately 1/8 teaspoon (1 gram scoop) of powdered stevia - optional
1 tablespoon of unsweetened, reduced fat grated coconut (Let's Do Organic Brand)


Combine everything except the coconut, and toss to thoroughly combine. Allow the salad to marinate in the refrigerator for at least a few hours so the flavors can marry. The stevia is not required, but did add a very subtle sweetness to the background.

To serve, sprinkle each serving with a quarter of the grated coconut on top.

Nutritional Information:

Amount Per Serving
Calories - 96.93
Calories From Fat (11%) - 10.48

Total Fat - 3.86g
Saturated Fat - 0.39g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 8.67mg
Potassium - 140.1mg
Total Carbohydrates - 21.75g
Fiber - 2.67g
Sugar - 16.47g
Protein - 0.87g


If you aren’t as concerned about keeping the fat down, as we are. I would suggest adding a few sliced or slivered almonds to this salad. The almonds would add a nice crunchy texture.

We had this salad last night with the cold rice salad for dinner. The two dishes together were very filling. We ate dinner rather early (6 pm), and neither of us was hungry before bed.

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