Meatless Monday- Crunchy Cashew Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing

Happy Marvelous Meatless Monday! I feel like maybe I should make that even more of a tongue twister to say….how about, Morning my marvelous meatless monday mates! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, I had some time to do some errands I have been putting off, includingย updating my blog, which I have been wanting to do for a while. Check out the pages, I am pretty happy with how they look now ๐Ÿ™‚

Today is yet another Meatless Monday, and I am very excited to see what you all bring to share, we are getting a good turnout, with around 20 people a week. Confessions of a Mother Runner and I hope it continues to grow! Please join us if you have meatless recipes to share ๐Ÿ™‚

I have already mentioned, that I love winter salads, and this one was no exception. This reminded me of the kind of specialty salad you would see at a restaurant that sounds delicious, but you can’t quite pull yourself away from the other delicious sounding meals. If they have speciality salads, chances are, they have some damn delicious sounding entrees!

Therefore I thought it would be fun to make at home. Full of nutrition, full of flavor, and full of color; eat the rainbow right? Hope you enjoy!

This Crunchy Cashew Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing is a great nutrient dense meal that elite runner Tina Muir enjoys to fuel her training.

 

Crunchy Cashew Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing

Serves 4 as a side dish

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

Crunchy Salad

1 cup red cabbage, sliced thin

1 large carrot, sliced using a julienne peeler

1/2 medium apple, diced

1 cup spinach

1/2 cup broccoli florets, cut into small pieces

1/4 cup cashews

1/8 cup sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

 

Honey Ginger Dressing

1/4 cup olive oil

1 1/2 tsp ginger

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/8 cup water

Instructions

Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds. Whisk well.

Pour dressing onto salad, mix well.

Nutritional Information

230 calories, 19g fat, 560mg sodium, 12g carbohydrates, 3g fiber, 2g sugar 1mg cholesterol, 4g protein

Do you ever get a salad when you go out to eat? What is your favorite way toย get your vegetables in the winter?