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March 15, 2016

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As luck would have it, St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner. Fortunately, you don’t need the luck of the Irish to live a long, healthy life. Here’s a healthful menu that’s chock full of lucky foods.

Cabbage Waldorf Salad

Cabbage Waldorf Salad

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a brightly colored cabbage salad.

Makes 4 servings


4 cups thinly sliced purple or green cabbage (or both)
1 Granny Smith apple, chopped
1 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds (from about 2 pomegranates)
2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
1 bunch fresh mint, chopped
1 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons agave nectar
Zest and juice from 1 lemon
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste


In a bowl, combine cabbage, apple, pomegranate seeds, pistachios, mint, and parsley.

In a small bowl, mix mustard, agave nectar, and lemon zest and juice. Toss dressing with salad. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Add more lemon juice, if desired.

Per serving (1/4 of recipe):

Calories: 176; Fat: 2.9 g; Saturated Fat: 0.4 g; Calories from Fat: 13.9%; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Protein: 4.2 g; Carbohydrates: 37.9 g; Sugar: 24.6 g; Fiber: 5.8 g; Sodium: 377 mg; Calcium: 137 mg; Iron: 5.4 mg; Vitamin C: 74.4 mg; Beta Carotene: 1567 mcg; Vitamin E: 2 mg

Source: M. Isis Israel, Cancer Project Educational Alliance Partner, Saladmaster Senior Dealer 

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