Sunday, February 7, 2010

Color My Plate

I’m a sucker for a beautiful presentation. Especially if it’s easy to achieve! I saw a picture of this salad and immediately decided I had to try it and reading the recipe only gave me more conviction. Yes, this is probably more of a summer recipe, but maybe if you make it, you’ll feel like it is summer and all of the cold and rain will melt away.

Purple Cabbage and Citrus Salad
Adapted from Veggie Wedgie

1/2 Small purple cabbage
2 Navel oranges, supremed
2 Blood oranges, supremed
1 Avocados
Alfa alfa sprouts (as much as you’d like)
1 Lemon, juiced
3 Tablespoons olive oil
Salt to taste

Chop the cabbage into shreds. Supreme the oranges by cutting off the ends and the rind and then cutting the pulp out of the membrane. This video will help if you’ve never supremed an orange. Cut the avocado into slices or smaller pieces. Combine the cabbage, oranges, avocado, and sprouts in a bowl and top with the lemon juice, olive oil and salt. Toss and serve

This is such a great alternative to a classic green salad. The colors are exciting and the taste is unique. Purple cabbage is a favorite flavor of mine and combined with the earthy flavor of the sprouts and the bite of the citrus, this salad is definitely a crowd pleaser. I made it a second time and added grapefruit and a few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar! Mmm. A perfect meal to brighten up your plate!


  1. This looks amazing and with it being orange season, it is a perfect salad for now. :)

  2. How very true! The colours of your salad are so vibrant - everything stands out. Makes it so much more appetizing!