Simple Salad/Slaw (also delicious and nutritious)

I had so many ideas for an “S” post today–story, spinning, soup, simple living, even Susan (me).  But I made this salad for the second time this week and so I decided to share the recipe with you.  It’s vegan and gluten-free!IMG_1043.JPG

Cabbage-turnip slaw

  • Servings: 3 or 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 2 cups thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup grated turnip (no need to peel if it’s organic)
  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow or red pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds (optional)


  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)


  1. Mix all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Drizzle on the olive oil.
  3. Squeeze on the lemon.
  4. Sprinkle on the salt.
  5. Mix everything together.
  6. Taste and adjust lemon and salt, if desired.
  7. Eat and enjoy.


A few years ago, I taught cooking classes for 2-4 year olds and their parents.  We cooked a vegetarian lunch together once a week.  We tried all sorts of different recipes.  I did a lot of prep ahead of time so there were plenty of tasks that the little ones could help with if they wanted.  It was usually our best meal of the week.  It was during that class that I first tried salads using raw root vegetables.  We made a rutabaga slaw that was delicious.  Since then, I often grate raw root vegetables for salads.  I really like their flavor and I like the texture when they are grated–otherwise, they are a little too crunchy for me.

I served this salad with tempeh “burgers” the first time and today I had it with a veggie burger that I bought (and Chao vegan slices aka my favorite kind of fake cheese ).IMG_1046  If you’ve never tried root veggies this way, I encourage you to give them a try.

Thanks s and thanks A to Z blog challenge 

And thanks to you for stopping by.

See you tomorrow!


I am a writer, handworker, artist and teacher (a WHAT!), and a mom of two beautiful daughters who are amazingly 17 and 21. I am working on getting my first book, a fantasy novel for young people, published and am busy spinning on my new spinning wheel. I have been a Waldorf early childhood teacher for 10 years now, and before that, I was a lawyer. Teaching is much more fun.

4 thoughts on “Simple Salad/Slaw (also delicious and nutritious)

  1. I have not tried root vegetables like that, but it does sound good! I just started eating way more root vegetables this year too between getting them sent to me with Blue Apron meals and because my friend got a job working on a farm. Thanks for the idea!

  2. In my community grated radish and carrots are quite common to use in salads and cooked veggies as well, for flavour. here from the A-Z and all the best for the rest of the challenge.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

    • Thanks for stopping by–and good luck to you for the rest of the A-Z challenge–we’re in the home stretch! I’ve never tried grating radishes, but I will. Thanks for the idea! I do like to mix salads and cooked vegetables in my salads. I don’t especially like raw broccoli or cauliflower–I usually steam them before putting them into a salad

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