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Who doesn’t need more passion in their life and in their salad…?

If you want to get the health benefits of cabbage and are looking for a new spin on cabbage salad – this is the dish for you!

Pink Passion Salad
serves 5–6

1 small head green cabbage
1/2 small head red cabbage (thinly sliced or shredded)
1 beet, grated
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 tomato, diced
2 Tbsp. fresh basil, chopped
2 red onion slices, diced
1 lemon, juiced
sea salt or substitute, to taste
4 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
2 Tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
fresh herbs of choice (optional)

1. Prepare vegetables and mix in a bowl. Dress with the remaining ingredients.
2. Chill for several hours before serving, allowing it to marinate.


This twist on a classic Cole Slaw is tangy, raw, vegan and delightful.

Creamy Cole Slaw
serves 4

1 head cabbage, shredded
1 cup water
1/2 cup raw tahini
1/8 cup raw apple cider vinegar
1–2 tsp. sea salt, to taste
3 tsp. onion powder
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tsp. stoneground mustard (optional)

1. Shred the cabbage finely and set aside in a bowl.
2. Place remaining ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly. Pour over shredded
cabbage, mix well and allow to marinate.

Variation: For fun and variety add shredded carrots, finely chopped kale and/or thinly sliced red pepper.

Next: Champion Carrot Salad and Grate Beet Salad

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Alisa Rutherford-Fortunati

Gentle World is a vegan intentional community and non-profit organization, whose core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. For more information about vegan food and other aspects of a vegan lifestyle, visit the Gentle World website and subscribe to our monthly newsletter.


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7:13PM PDT on Apr 1, 2014

Thanks for the salad recipes :)

1:06AM PDT on Apr 15, 2013

Salads are always delightful!

5:59AM PST on Jan 27, 2013

Thank you Alisa, for Sharing this!

11:11PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

i love all the vegan recipes, thanks! would be cool to have pictures of the salads to go along with the recipes.

11:11PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

i love all the vegan recipes, thanks! would be cool to have pictures of the salads to go along with the recipes.

7:43AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

where are the pictures?

7:42AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012


11:54AM PDT on Jun 3, 2012


5:06AM PDT on May 10, 2012

Thanks so much for the vegan recipes. They sound great.

10:35PM PDT on May 1, 2012


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