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.
recipe (serves 4-5)
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
-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.
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.