I’m here to tell you that there are other awesome ways to make a great cabbage salad. You can actually add any dressing that you like to some shredded cabbage. It tastes great with a ranch-type or Italian dressing as well as the usual poppy seed dressing.
Get your favorite dressing and add it the next time you shred up some cabbage. We got invited to a church barbecue and I brought a unique coleslaw made by me, Janet Hailstone. It was made with
- one cabbage, quartered and shredded over a mandolin blade. Then I added some
- liberal amounts of Paul Bragg’s healthy dressing that has extra-virgin olive oil, apple-cider vinegar and some healthy spices. I also threw in
- two large chopped carrots and
- half of an English cucumber quartered lengthwise and sliced that didn’t have to be peeled because there was no wax on them. Then, I
- salted to taste
Cabbage is so good for you. Here is some information from my “handy dandy” favorite Encyclopedia of Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts and Seeds for Healthful Living by Joseph M. Kadans, Ph.D. It’s pretty old, but it’s tried and true information. You may be able to find this book in a thrift store. That’s where I got mine.
The common cabbage has been highly recommended as a muscle builder, blood cleanser, and eye strengthener. It has also been recommended for the teeth, gums, hair, nails, and bones, as well as for asthma, tuberculosis, gout, constipation, kidney and bladder disorders, obesity, diabetes, lumbago, and for improvement of the skin. Fresh raw cabbage juice has been acclaimed for alleviating stomach ulcers. It is an excellent iron tonic for cases where there is an iron deficiency. In addition to the foregoing listed vitamins and mineral, cabbage contains chlorine and sulphur, which help to cleanse the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines. Many years ago, cabbage was commonly used for headaches, colic, deafness, insomnia and ulcers.
If you have one of the conditions listed above, try a fresh cabbage salad as part of your weekly menu and see if it helps you out or not. Of course, if you are stuffing yourself with the damaging foods that caused your condition in the first place, you may not see a complete recovery. But, it’s good to know that some freshly shredded cabbage can be made into a delicious salad with the dressing and chopped vegetables of your choice. Have a great day!