Lately my body’s been craving all the fresh things. Perhaps it’s the heaviness of the food that I enjoyed over the holidays, maybe it’s just the season… All I know is that this salad hit. The. Spot.
It’s got all the flavours and texures I needed - energizing citrus, refreshing cucumber, creamy avo, sweet berries, citrusy bitter kumquats, crunchy cabbage, and crispy fennel!. Just a little sprinkle of sea salt and all the flavours drew together!
If you can't find kumquats, or maybe you're just not a fan of them, replace them with sliced oranges, clementines, or any other citrus and it will still be so delicious!
When I posted this picture to Instagram I had quite a few people ask me how I cut the avocado like that. The trick is to not let the avocado get too soft! You want it ripe enough to either peel the skin or be able to scoop it out with a spoon (when it's too hard it sticks to the skin!). Then thinly slice it with a sharp knife and you can mold the avocado into any shape you want. This is how people make those beautiful avocado roses!
Cabbage, Fennel and Avocado Salad with Citrus and Lime
Serves 2 // Vegan, Raw, Refined Sugar-Free, No Sugar Added, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo
1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
1/4 cup shaved or sliced fennel
1/4 cup shaved or sliced cucumber
1/2 thinly sliced avocado
1/8 cup sliced kumquats or oranges
1/8 cup sliced blackberries
1/4 cup fresh herbs or sprouts (mint, dill and pea sprouts are my fav!)
Pinch of sea salt
1 tsp sesame seeds
Thinly slice all the vegetables and arrange them on a plate with the avocado on the top.
Top with fresh herbs, sesame seeds, a pinch of sea salt and a squeeze of lime. Enjoy!
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