A deliciously crunchy and colorful Rainbow Chopped Salad with Cabbage tossed in a lemony herbed greek yogurt dressing. Perfect for lunch and dinner- this healthy salad keeps for 4 days in the fridge.
With hints of spring emerging, I feel very inspired to eat clean food, crunchy and colorful. Give me fiber and roughage! I also just want to be outside more. Having this salad in the fridge means a lot less time trying to figure out what’s for lunch.
I like to keep the Chopped Salad undressed in one container and the dressing in another. It will keep for 4 days this way in the fridge! It’s a quick toss with the dressing, a sprinkle of seeds and the salad is ready!
The beauty of the Rainbow Chopped Salad is that you get all the flavors from every bite. I love the uniformity, it makes my scattered mind calm down and center. Feels amazing to know that I am nourishing myself with something good!
The ingredients in this salad are all flexible. I am choosing some that I know will hold so we can munch on it from the fridge for a few days- like cabbage, bell pepper and snap peas. The yogurt dressing is thick and creamy, packed with a medley of herbs and bright with lemon, awakening all your taste buds.
Chop and dice all salad ingredients roughly the same size except onions, dice a bit smaller.
This is another recipe to just get you going, chop up what you have on hand. Use your favorite flavors, it’s hard to go wrong.
Suggestions for compiling your favorite chopped salad:
- hearty greens: cabbage, romaine hearts, kale, endive
- tender herbs: basil, dill, parsley, chives, tarragon, mint, cilantro
- beans: kidney, garbanzo, cannellini
- crunchy veg: celery, bell peppers, pea pods, jicama, kohlrabi
- cheese: sharp white cheddar, manchego, smoked gouda, Emmental, Jarlsberg
- toasted nuts and seeds: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds
Yogurt keeps things clean and gives perfect creaminess to the dressing. Fresh herbs are key to lively flavor.
The Rainbow Chopped Salad is filling enough to eat on its own and perfect to pair with grilled protein or soup.
Spring is my favorite time of year. All my senses are reawakening. It is so hopeful to watch buds, plants and bulbs emerge and hear the chattering excitement of birds. Reminding me again that what lies beneath or within needs time and stillness to in order to create life. How beautiful!
Try this Rainbow Chopped Salad and share your inspired creations with us!
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This Rainbow Chopped Salad with Cabbage is crunchy, colorful and nutritious! Tossed with a lemony herbed greek yogurt dressing, it is easy to make and easy to adapt. Perfect for meal prep, this salad keeps for 4 days in the fridge.
- 2 cups red cabbage
- 2 cups green cabbage
- 1 cup mixed yellow & red bell pepper
- 1 cup, 2 stalks celery
- 1 cup snap peas
- 1/4 cup red onion
- 15-ounce canned kidney beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- a couple of shakes of salt
- 1 cup greek yogurt (I use whole milk)
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce (optional but I like the depth it gives)
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh mixed herbs chives, dill, basil, mint, chopped
Make the salad
Chop cabbage, bell peppers, celery, and snap peas in small similar-sized pieces, approximately 1/2 inch. Mince red onions. Dice cheese into small cubes.
Mix all salad ingredients together in a bowl with a couple of shakes or grinds of sea salt.
Make the dressing
If serving immediately, toss the salad with the dressing. If making ahead, or for meal prep, store the salad and dressing separately in the fridge, combining as needed.
Salad will keep up to 4 days in the fridge if stored separately.
- Serving Size: 2 cups
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