Cabbage, Carrot and Apple Salad

by on January 28, 2013

Happy Monday night friends. I hope your weekend was nice and relaxing. We didn’t have any major plans and it was really cold out so I spent most of the weekend inside — cooking, doing a bit of cleaning and some wedding planning.

Saturday was fun though! Isaac and I went to the gym first thing and then my friend Michelle and I got together for lunch plus a yorkie playdate with Olive and her pup, Maxwell.

Olive and Max are both yorkies. They look like brother and sister (Olive’s hair is a little shaggy right now so they don’t look as similar as they could). They also make the exact same noises — growls, barks, etc. There were several times where Michelle and I couldn’t tell which one was barking.

Too much cuteness to handle…

Olive and Max Playdate

Thanks goes to Michelle for the awesome picts.

Saturday afternoon Isaac and I ventured out to look at wedding bands and then met some friends at Mekong (Isaac’s favorite spot) for dinner and a few drinks. <– Mekong has an amazing beer selection but I stuck with water and tea since I’m still doing the Conscious Cleanse.

Sunday was pretty lazy an I spent a good amount of time inside prepping for the week, although I did go out later in the evening for a vinyasa flow class. I hadn’t been to a yoga class since my knee injury and it felt ahh-maz-ing. Definitely need to get my om on more often.

While tinkering around the house on Sunday before yoga, I whipped up a quick salad with ingredients from my Relay Foods Virginia’s Bounty Basket. Relay offers a bounty basket with local produce that changes week to week based on what’s in season in Virginia. This week’s basket included sweet potatoes, regular potatoes, spaghetti squash, butternut squash, carrots, apples and a head of cabbage. Quite a nice spread!

Cabbage and Apple Salad

I wanted to include quite a few of the ingredients so I put together a simple, raw salad with the cabbage, carrots and apples (which were super crunchy and sweet — just the way I like them). I added a tahini dressing and topped it off with sunflower seeds and raisins. Easy and super delicious!

Cabbage and Apple Salad

I always forget how good cabbage is.

Of course I had to taste the salad, but I tried not to eat too much because although the salad is composed of all Conscious Cleanse approved foods, it doesn’t follow the food combining rules the plan recommends. Let’s just say that it was very hard not to go back for seconds. I think you’re going to like it! :)

Cabbage and apple salad

Cabbage, Carrot and Apple Salad
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Serves: 6
  • ½ medium head of cabbage, chopped and shredded into bite size pieces (about 5-6 cups)
  • 2 crunchy and sweet apples (I love Honeycrisp and Pink Lady), chopped into thin strips
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • ⅓ cup roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup raisins
Tahini Dressing
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tsp seat salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons water, or more if needed to thin out the dressing
  1. Prepare the dressing: in a food processor, add all ingredients and process until smooth.
  2. Toss the cabbage, apples, carrots, sunflower seeds and raisins with the dressing. Serve and enjoy.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren January 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Another amazing looking salad! The dressing looks awesome too.

Such cute little pups! I have a mini dachshund – the little pups are the best. :)


Erin January 28, 2013 at 10:32 pm

I love your recipes!! I’m curious what your thoughts were on food combining since you mentioned it, though. I was under the impression that these beliefs were scientifically disproved but your post makes me wonder if you feel it’s a valid theory. Any thoughts? Thanks for your blog!!


Lauren January 29, 2013 at 2:21 am

Awww, yorkie playdates! :) Too cute!!

Glad you had a great weekend and thank you lady for sharing a delicious and healthy recipe to start the week off. Miss you!!


Michelle Hinson January 29, 2013 at 9:14 am

Thanks so much, Brittany, for your great site. Everything I’ve tried has been absolutely wonderful, and I’ve managed to hook several friends on one or two of your fabulous recipes. We’re already completely addicted to your kale salad (we just call it crack salad around here) and the tahini dressing sounds wonderful on this combination. We’ll be trying it today.

Keep the good food coming!


Joy January 29, 2013 at 10:48 am



Becky @ Olives n Wine January 29, 2013 at 11:19 am

Olive and Max are adorable! I am a sucker for cute puppy photos :) And you salad looks healthy yet very filling – YUM!


Sara @ sarasmiles January 29, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Thanks for coming to yoga on Sunday! It was good seeing you! And I know what you mean, I need more of it in my life. I was planning on doing it Sunday evening but then got a flat tire on the way to ET’s and had to deal with that. Ironic because I really needed it after that!


Natalie January 29, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Lovely salad! So healthy.


erica January 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

i love olive appearances! what a cutie!


Brittany Mullins January 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm

Thanks Erica. Olive is blushing. :)


Herbivore Triathlete January 29, 2013 at 8:06 pm

This salad looks fantastic, reminds me of broccoli salad with golden raisins that is available at the local store. But yours looks healthier and vegan! I love tahini dressings, I could drink the stuff.


Brittany Mullins January 30, 2013 at 6:13 pm

Me too. Tahini makes such a good dressing!


Andy girl January 30, 2013 at 9:03 am

Hi Brittany, Reader here, rare commenter.

Wondering about this conscious cleanse because I have very little money and the 10 dollar e-book price is A LOT (for me)…but your thoughts? I’m a bit worried because (at the moment) I’ve no blender and I’m also very not fond at all of beans and grains. I do not want to lose weight, but I desperately need to clean out my body (really bad digestion and tummy issues).

Are there meal plans?
Is this book (you think) superior to the meal plans as given in “The Virgin DIet” (an elminatino diet also!), “Ultrasimple diet”, “Eat to Live”, “The Plan’ (I read “the plan” and you might like this also!!!).

Lastly: did you eat a salad like that (one serving) just for one meal alone? Are you relying heavy on grains and beans (like I said, I’m not a fan really)? Are you losing weight (is that an effect because that is not my goal at all).

Thanks!! I’m tempted to buy it on my kobo , but I also wonder if for $10 there is a better “eliminatino” book and one with meal plans to follow that I ought to get…? Would love yuor thoughts. I’m also interested in reading all the Paleo books, but for some reason kind of want to try out these others I’ve mentioned above. Thanks!!!


sara @ fitcupcaker January 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm

I have tahini from when I made homemade humus, but no yeast…What does the yeast do in this recipe and could I make it without??


Brittany Mullins February 1, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Hey Sara – you could leave the nutritional yeast out if you can’t find it, but it adds a nutty, cheesy flavor to the dressing. Let me know if you try it! :)


holly January 30, 2013 at 8:01 pm

this looks so good! i wasn’t perfect about the food combining either – i actually think i found that the toughest part. i am going to email you because we would love to feature some of your recipes on our blog. chat soon :)


Moni Meals & Fitness January 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Yum Brit!
This is my kind of salad and the pictures are ADORABLE!!! So lovely. :)


skinnyrunner January 31, 2013 at 11:26 pm

YORKIE LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Caitlin February 1, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Can’t wait to make this!

Is this the same thing as nutritional yeast?


Brittany Mullins February 1, 2013 at 5:17 pm



Lisa February 3, 2013 at 6:26 am

Hey, just stumbled across your blog for the first time. Very inspring! I was wondering what you typically eat in a day and how often you workout?


Clean eating 101 February 3, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Made this last night
Crunchy goodness, a great salad to chase the winter blues away


Kris February 9, 2013 at 10:19 am

It’s probably crazy how much I love cabbage…. yum!


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