Recently I prepared three cabbage salads for the Grand Opening Event of Sadkhin Houston. Sadkhin is a weight loss program that doesn’t require any special foods, just mainly fresh fruits and vegetables.
One highly recommended vegetable for the Sadkhin Diet is raw cabbage. Also, since the diet suggests having no more than three vegetables/fruit combinations in each dish, we created the following cabbage salads for client sampling. (Note: Herbs, most spices, onions and garlic may be used freely. Also allowed are lemon juice and honey.)
1 large head of green cabbage
1/2 – 1 pound of carrots
1 – 2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 – 1/2 bunch of cilantro (about 1/2 cup, packed) For dressing, whisk together juice of 1 1/2 lemons (about 1/4 cup) and 1 lime, 1/2 of small jalapeno (seeds removed), 1/2 tsp cumin, salt (about 1/2 – 1 tsp) and a dash of granulated garlic, cayenne and honey to taste Optional: Add a fruit – mango would be good in this one also.
Apple Slaw 1 large head of green cabbage 3 -4 kale leaves, thinly sliced 2 medium Granny Smith apples For the dressing, whisk together juice of 1 1/2 lemons (about 1/4 cup), 1/4 – 1/2 tsp ground mustard, 1/2 tsp dried dill, salt (about 1/2 – 1 tsp) and honey to taste
Asian Slaw 1 small head of green cabbage 1 small head of purple cabbage 1 – 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1 – 2 Ataulfo mangos, diced small 1/2 tsp fresh ginger juice (or 1/2 tsp dried ginger spice) 10 leaves of fresh mint For the dressing, whisk together juice of 1 1/2 limes (about 1/4 cup – also can add lime zest if you like) about 1/2 – 1 tsp salt and honey to taste
I also put together an Italian oil-free salad dressing. (Simply omit the apple-cider vinegar and possibly use more lemon juice to make this oil-free dressing Sadkhin Diet compliant.)