A key component of this salad is Cabbage. As it turns out cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C and a very good source of manganese. But in terms of antioxidants in the newer, phytonutrient category, cabbage is impressive, even among cruciferous vegetables. Polyphenols rank at the top of the list for phytonutrient antioxidants in cabbage. Polyphenols from different plants may work synergistically to protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and other chronic diseases, without any known side effects.
Let’s get to the recipe!
1 head of Napa cabbage
1/2 small head of purple cabbage
1/2 small head green cabbage
1 1/4 pound of chicken breast, grilled or baked, cubed
1 red bell pepper diced
4 Tbls of slivered almonds
4 Tbls green onion, chopped
1 large carrot, shredded
1 11 ounce can of mandarin oranges (be sure they are packed in water, not syrup)
Trim only the v-shaped core part of the Napa cabbage and chop remaining leaves crosswise.
Grate or thinly slice the purple and green cabbages.
Toss in a large serving or salad bowl.
Add cubed chicken breast, red pepper, almonds, green onions, carrot, mandarin oranges segments on top of the greens.
Dress with Ginger Orange Dressing.
Toss Lightly and divide into portions.