Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Amy's "Aye Caramba!" Cabbage Salad

Kid Rating: 2 out of 3 will tolerate a little bit
Do Again? Yes! Because Danny and I loved it, and the kids will just have to get used to it

This recipe is from Amy's Super Healthy Kids blog. Thanks, Amy, for sharing!

1/2 cabbage, shredded (she uses bagged pre-cut cabbage for time-savings)
1 carrot shredded (it's about 1 cup)
1/4-1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4-1/2 cup pecan pieces

And this fabulous homemade dressing (I used about half of the dressing and saved the rest):
1/2 cup mayo
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup sugar (less to-taste if desired)
1/8 cup white vinegar
1 T poppy seeds

Dressing in the measuring cup, shredded cabbage, pecans,
dried cranberries, shredded carrots. See the remaining carrot
stick? My 5 yo pretends it's his light saber then eats it.

Question for you: How much of the center am I supposed
to remove?
Put how ever much you want of each ingredient in the bowl and stir.
Family Review:
5 y.o. - "It's sort of good and sort of bad."
9 y.o. - At first bite, it's sour, but it leaves a good after-taste. She's willing to eat "a little bit."
10 y.o. - "Not sure. Maybe no." -- But he's willing to eat a little bit, too.
Hubby - "It's really good. I love it."
Me - I like it, too. I'm pleasantly surprised how easy it is to make my own dressing.


  1. I love that critique: "It's sorta good and sorta bad." Nothing like a balanced review :)

  2. I forgot about that salad. I think I need to go get some cabbage. Your kids reactions are SOOOO things my kids say. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing a link to my blog! :)

  3. You know me Gina. I would most likely change the milk/mayo to Greek yogurt & sweeten it up with honey or stevia or something like that but that is just me! Sounds good!