Apple, Carrot & Cabbage Chopped Salad

Apple, Carrot & Cabbage Chopped Salad

1 Review
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2014

Orange blossom water adds an exotic citrus essence to the dressing in this spiced carrot and cabbage salad recipe. If you prefer, you can substitute orange juice, which will give you a similar flavor without the delicate perfumed notes. Look for orange blossom water in natural-foods stores and Middle Eastern grocers.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 2½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water or orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons white-wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups shredded carrots (3-4 medium)
  • 1 cup chopped red cabbage
  • 1 large crisp red apple, chopped
  • 1 cup sunflower sprouts
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds, lightly toasted
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Lime wedges for serving


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  1. Whisk oil, orange blossom water (or orange juice), vinegar, salt, cinnamon and cumin in a large bowl.
  2. Add carrots, cabbage, apple, sunflower sprouts, cilantro and sunflower seeds; toss to combine with the dressing. Season with pepper. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1⅓ cups
  • Per serving: 124 calories; 8 g fat(1 g sat); 3 g fiber; 13 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 34 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 9,430 IU vitamin A; 14 mg vitamin C; 33 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 137 mg sodium; 305 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (189% daily value), Vitamin C (23% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1½ fat

Reviews 1

May 15, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Not a fan of Orange Flower Water I had not used Orange Flower Water before and found it lent much more than a delicate perfumed note Added some orange zest and juice to try and mask it. Not sure family is going to like this one. Try maybe a teaspoon (not a tablespoon) of the Orange Flower water if you want to be adventurous. Pros: Not your usual carrot salad Cons: Perfumy taste was overwhelming
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