Cilantro Cabbage Chicken Salad

Cilantro Cabbage Salad with Chicken

RpgvvtYAQeqAIs1knERU_vegetablesEven though it’s the dead of winter and, if you’re like me, a salad is the last thing you want to eat right now, I wanted to share this recipe because it’s absolutely one of my favorites. I mentioned it in a blog post on my AIP journey, so I thought I would do something crazy and go ahead and post a salad recipe in January. I’m kinda crazy like that.

Normally, I would throw in about half a cup of toasted cashews, but since nuts are out on the AIP, I had to leave them out. Sad. If you’re not doing the Autoimmune Protocol, do yourself a favor, and add the cashews. You will be glad you did.

I don’t really measure when I cook, especially if it’s a recipe I make all the time, like this one. My cooking philosophy is to just throw in however much you want of whatever looks good. That’s why baking drives me crazy. It’s so…precise. I don’t have time for that! So use this recipe, but do what looks good to you. Leave out the chicken if you want to use this salad as a side dish for another meat. Use less red onion if you think it’s too overpowering. Just don’t leave out the cilantro. It’s essential.


Cilantro Cabbage Salad with Chicken

For the Salad:

4 cups shredded cabbage

1 cup shredded carrots

1 red onion, finely diced

1/2 cup cilantro, finely chopped

1 cup chopped, cooked chicken

For the dressing:

1/4 cup olive oil

1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar (use less if it’s too overpowering)

juice of half lime

1 Tablespoon raw honey

salt and pepper


Mix together salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over your salad.  Stick it in the fridge and let the flavors meld for a bit. Then, devour!


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