If you like fresh mint you'll swoon over this Moroccan Cabbage Slaw with Carrots, Cumin, Lemon, and Mint, and this tasty salad is low-carb, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly.
My fondness for cabbage salads is well-documented on the blog, and this unique Moroccan Cabbage Slaw with Carrots, Cumin, Lemon and Mint is my latest cabbage slaw favorite. The cumin combined with carrots gives this slaw the Moroccan twist, and when my nephew Jake and I tried the recipe we added the chopped mint, which really made the flavors pop in the salad. I'm a big fan of green onions as well, so we also used a generous amount of those. Mint makes this a summertime slaw recipe, and for a Meatless Monday Meal I'd love this salad combined with some lovely Grilled Vegetables from the garden!
Not only is cabbage crunchy and delicious, but it's a cruciferous vegetable, which makes it a nutritional powerhouse for a Meatless Monday menu option. (You can find more meatless recipes by using the label Meatless Monday or checking Vegetarian Recipes in the recipe index. For more Meatless Monday ideas from other bloggers, check Meatless Monday at BlogHer, where I write a weekly post spotlighting one of the fabulous meatless recipe ideas I find around the web.)
Whisk together the mayo, lemon juice, ground cumin, and sweetener of your choice to make the dressing.
Stir together the cabbage, carrots, and green onions and then combine with enough dressing to moisten all the salad ingredients.
Moroccan Cabbage Slaw with Carrots, Cumin, Lemon, and Mint
(Makes 6-8 servings; recipe adapted from The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook.)
4-5 cups thinly sliced green cabbage
2 cups shredded carrots (I like the thick pre-shredded carrots that come in a bag for this)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup mayo or light mayo (do not use fat-free)
2 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice (I use my frozen fresh lemon juice)
1 tsp. ground cumin
2 tsp. sugar, Splenda, or Stevia in the Raw Granulated (use Splenda or Stevia for South Beach Diet)
Thinly slice enough green cabbage to make 4-5 cups thinly sliced cabbage. Grate carrots to make 2 cups shredded carrots (or use the shredded carrots in a bag like I did, which are slightly thicker than the carrots you grate by hand.) Thinly slice green onions and chop the mint (washing and drying it first if using garden mint.)
Whisk together the mayo, fresh lemon juice, ground cumin, and sweetener of your choice to make the dressing. Combine sliced cabbage, shredded carrots, and sliced green onions in a bowl; then stir in enough dressing to moisten all the ingredients. Stir in chopped mint, season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper, and serve.
If this makes more salad than you are going to eat at one time, I would only add mint to the portion of salad you're going to use. Refrigerate the mint and leftover salad separately and add mint to the rest of the salad just before you eat it.
South Beach Diet / Low-Carb Diet Suggestions:
The addition of carrots would make this cabbage slaw limited to phase 2 or 3 for the South Beach Diet, but I'm thinking it would be approved for most other low-carb diet plans. If you want the salad to be lower in carbs, just use less carrots.Find More Recipes Like This One:
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More Meatless Cabbage Salads to Enjoy!
(Recipes from other blogs not always South Beach Diet friendly; check ingredients.)
Red Cabbage Salad with Walnuts, Raisins, Feta, and Mustard Dressing from The Perfect Pantry
Spicy Lime Coleslaw from Kalyn's Kitchen
Ottolenghi's Cabbage and Kohlrabi Salad from The Taste Space
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