This AIP Charred Broccolette and Cabbage Salad is so simple, yet stands out both in terms of flavour and its variety of textures.
You know that feeling you get when you leave a restaurant and you’re thinking about how great the simplest salad tasted? “Why don’t my salads taste like that at home?”
I used to think this way too, before a chef taught me some of the secrets behind great salads. One of these ‘secrets’ is to start with a base and think of each additional ingredient as adding contrast in terms of texture and flavour. This well-balanced salad definitely meets that mark!
This recipe is actually an AIP take on a wonderful charred broccoli salad from The Progress, one of my favourite restaurants in San Francisco.
This Charred Broccolette and Cabbage Salad begins with a base of raw red cabbage. Broccolette is then charred to bring out its natural sweetness and to add contrast to the crunchy cabbage. The red onions provide a pungent burst of flavour that is rounded out by the dates and fresh parsley.
In my opinion, the real star of this salad is the dressing. Made for ginger lovers, it’s zesty and bright and brings together all the salad’s components.
This salad is a great one to prep ahead of meal-time as it holds well. In fact, it might even taste better with time as the ginger infuses the ingredients.
Enjoy this salad with some of my other dinner favourites:
LOOKING FOR MORE DELICIOUS AIP SALADS? TRY:
- Herbed Cauliflower Salad
- Shaved Vegetable Spring Salad
- Roasted Squash and Chicory Salad
- Sautéed Kale Salad with Grapes