Spicy+Sweet Cabbage & Radish Slaw with Yuzu Citrus Dressing

I am obsessed with salads and you will start to notice this as the years go on. I usually love to highlight the vegetables that are in season because they tend to taste so much better raw. Here I am highlighting two different types of cabbage, purple and napa, and two different types of radish, watermelon and daikon. Ataulfo or "champagne" mango add a bright burst of sweetness that pairs well with the spicy dressing. 

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recipe (serves 4-5) 

Ingredients: 

For the salad:

-2 ataulfo mango, cut into small cubes 

-1/2 large head of napa cabbage, (~3 cups raw), roughly chopped

-1 small purple cabbage, (~2 cups raw), roughly chopped 

-2 small daikon radish (~ 1/2 cup), diced 

-1/2 large watermelon radish (~1/2 cup), diced 

For the dressing: 

-3 Tbsp. Trader Joe's yuzu hot sauce (or some kind of citrus + vinegar based hot sauce) 

-juice of 1 large lime

-2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar 

-1/3 cup avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil 

-dash of cayenne pepper 

-1 Tbsp. coconut sugar 

Directions: 

-Place all of the chopped vegetables and fruit into a large salad bowl. 

-Mix all of the salad dressing ingredients into a jar and shake until fully combined. 

-Dress the salad and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least one hour. 

MACROBALANCED TIP: This salad can be made and used in your weekly meal prep for 1-2 days. I love to use it as a base for my lunch salad. I make it complete by adding grilled chicken or tuna. 

Nutrition Facts (per serving): 213 calories, 20 grams carb, 15 grams fat, and 1 gram protein. 

Low Calorie Flavorings for Homemade Salad Dressings

I love to make my own salad dressings at home and there are items I love to add for flavors without many calories.

  • Fresh herbs

  • Spices 

  • Hot Sauce 

  • Citrus 

  • Kraut Juice 

Comment below if you have any good ideas on how to make a low calorie dressing at home. I would love to hear your ideas.