Yesterday was GORGEOUS out! The first day in a long time that didn't have me wanting to hibernate so I took complete advantage. This pregnant butt went out for a nice long walk and I made a wonderful summer inspired meal while the boys played outside.
What was the summer inspired meal? You ask. Well.... burgers! What else? Nothing says summer to me more than a nice juicy burger. We don't have a grill... YET so I made them on the stove top and paired with baked beans, broccoli and this quick salad idea.
Like the avocado, I bought a head of cabbage this weekend not quite knowing what I was going to do with it. I'm a fairly recent cabbage fan having avoided it most of my life for no good reason at all. It's wonderfully crisp, sweet and super easy to use. Not to mention how good it is for you!
Unfortunately both husband and child don't agree with my new favorite vegetable. That's why I also made broccoli. Hubby did like it in the crock pot once so there's hope! You know me, I'll keep trying! 😉
Honestly, I didn't know what to expect with this salad myself. I whipped it up hoping it was good and it was! I just polished off the rest of it cold from the fridge with lunch!
Here's what I did...
- 2 tsp olive oil
- ½ red onion chopped
- 2 carrots cut into matchstick like pieces
- ½ head of cabbage chopped
- 2 tbsp bacon bits (7g)
- Kosher Salt
- 2 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- Fresh Black Pepper
- 1 tsp dried Thyme
Heat the olive oil in a medium to large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook until browning.
Add the carrots (note: could add them earlier if you like them soft, I wanted them simply warmed to maintain their crunch,) cabbage, bacon bits, a liberal amount of salt--like 2 big pinch-fulls, and the vinegar.
Using tongs intermingle the cabbage with the cooked onion being sure to rub the bottom of the skillet to deglaze a bit. Add the pepper and thyme tossing again. Cover and shut off the heat. Keep covered for 5 minutes then serve!
I'm calling this 3 servings but honestly it could be less or more depending on how much you like cabbage. It's bulky and filling but so light you could eat the whole batch as a meal. It all depends on you!
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|3||⅓ of the recipe|
|126||5g||7g||old: 2||new: 3|