top down view of a mixing bowl with ingredients to make kale red cabbage slaw recipe.

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Quick and easy, this Kale + Red Cabbage Slaw salad will add some freshness to your life! Includes a light dressing and added seeds for protein and crunch.


  • 1 small bunch tuscan kale (aka, lacinato or dinosaur), thick stem removed and shredded
  • 1/2 head small red cabbage, shredded
  • 12 carrots, grated or julienned (or use quartered baby carrots)
  • 1/3 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup parsley leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas (pumpkin seeds)


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • mineral salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste


In a small bowl, mix your dressing and set aside.

Prepare vegetables and place in large bowl, add dressing and toss to coat. Add in seeds and toss again (or sprinkle over each portion before serving). Let salad rest a few minutes before eating, this will help soften the kale a bit.

Serves 2 or one generously.


For a creamier dressing, replace the oil with tahini.

If you have fresh lemons on hand, this would be great with a big squeeze of lemon over top.

If serving for one, use 1 – 1 1/2 tablespoons each of the seeds.

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