I’m a sucker for a good salad. There’s just something fulfilling about all that crunch. I feel like I’ve done a good job when I’m done. Is that weird? Probably. But that’s me. My food is a full body experience at each and every meal. It is what it is! Thankfully, this clean eating autumn cabbage salad recipe was a very good experience.
Recently, a Facebook follower pleaded with me to create an autumn-inspired recipe using apples. She was tired of seeing all the pumpkin and pumpkin spice recipes and really wanted to see something with apples.
Well, I’m not one to turn down a request if I can help it. Especially an emotional cry for help in the recipe department! So I took a good long look at what I had in my fridge and realized I also had a couple apples on my tree in my yard. So my inspiration for this clean eating autumn cabbage salad recipe was born.
All of these wonderful ingredients came together to create a hearty party in my mouth. It was amazing, and I hope you’ll think so too. It was a great blend of sweet and savory and was just one of the most wonderful lunches I’ve had in a while.
As a side note, I used canned chicken because that’s what I had on hand. You can use any type of chicken you have available to you. Also, before anybody freaks out about the fat content, the fat comes from a healthy oil, pecans and the chicken. Feel free to cut back on any of those to cut back on fat intake. You don’t have to use all the dressing, but I had to include all of it for the nutrition data. So that aspect of this recipe is really variable.
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CLEAN EATING AUTUMN CABBAGE SALAD RECIPE:
Clean Eating Autumn Cabbage Chicken Salad Recipe
- 10 oz. shredded green cabbage (I purchased mine already shredded)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 medium apple chopped
- 1/4 cup oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp. caraway seeds
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- Combine all the salad ingredients in your bowl and set aside.
- In your blender, blend together all the dressing ingredients for about 2 minutes.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.