Raw Vegan Red Cabbage Salad
½ head of organic red cabbage
2 bunches of flat leaf Italian parsley
Juice of 2 lemons, or more to taste
About ½ cup extra virgin cold pressed olive oil, or more to taste
8 spring (green) onions
cracked pepper and Celtic sea salt for seasoning.
Put cabbage, parsley, and onions into the food processor, and pulse quickly just a few times, until chopped roughly.
Toss with olive oil and lemon, and season to taste. It is that easy.
Then top with the egg.
I have put the quantities as a rough guide – I probably use a LOT more olive oil and lemon juice. You might like less.
If you put the eggs in before you toss, you will get a nice creamy coating all over the salad, which evenly disperses the flavour of the egg. I really like this. But if you want a more crisp, fresh salad, just gently lay the egg on top before serving.
I like to chop the egg finely, as I like to create the perfect bite with every lift of the fork.
Pairs Well With
I love simple, raw, shredded salads, and this would be amongst my favorites.
The first time I ate a version of this salad, it was made, and served to me, by a very proud 8 year old. That is how quick and easy it is. What I love about this cabbage salad is the vibrant colours. The luscious purple of the cabbage, and the fresh green herbs. It is the perfect balance for my aesthetic sensibility, and my mild palate. I have always been partial to the simplicity of an olive oil and lemon juice dressing, and this is no exception. For those of you who are not strictly raw or vegan this recipe does go to another level when it is topped with about four organic eggs chopped finely.
This salad is so refreshing on a Summer’s day, and can literally be made in 5 minutes.