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Purple People Eater Salad

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We kid-tested this recipe during a soup class, and it turned out to be the perfect crunchy match for our Souper Lima Bean Soup. It would also be wonderful for the warmer picnic months as a cool, refreshing side salad. This salad is SUPER PURPLE, which means TONS of immune building antioxidants to keep families healthy and strong! Challenging kids to eat five natural colors of the rainbow everyday can be a great way to inspire young eaters to eat a healthy variety of whole foods.

Based on Red Cabbage and Apple Salad by The Chew cookbook

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
1 cup raisins (golden)
raisins (golden)
1
cup
⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
apple cider vinegar
cup
1 orange (juice & zest)
orange
1
juice & zest
1 tablespoon brown mustard
brown mustard
1
tablespoon
¼ cup olive oil
olive oil
¼
cup
salt & pepper (to taste)
salt & pepper
to taste
1 head cabbage (purple) (small size)
cabbage (purple)
1
head
small size
3 beets, peeled and grated
beets
3
peeled and grated
2 large apples (Granny Smith), cut into bite-sized pieces
apples (Granny Smith)
2
large
cut into bite-sized pieces
½ red onion, sliced thinly
red onion
½
sliced thinly
⅓ cup pumpkin seeds (raw - pepitas), toasted
pumpkin seeds (raw - pepitas)
cup
toasted

Method

  1. Soak the raisins in the vinegar and orange juice for 10 minutes. Strain and add soaking liquid to a bowl with brown mustard, olive oil and orange zest. Whisk or shake (if using a jar with a lid). Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine raisins, cabbage, beets, apples and onion in a bowl. Add salad dressing and toss. Top with toasted pumpkin seeds.
Prep time
20 min
Cook time
0 minutes
Yields/Serves:
6 servings

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum. It is is a really good on the side with soup.” —Darren, a grownup
😫😟😐😀😍 “Yum. I like that it’s crunchy.” —Garrett, age 15
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. I love the color and the crunch.” —Jamie, age 9
😫😟😐😀😍 “Yuck. It tastes too sour to me.” —Meghan, age 8
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. I like this salad. There’s something sweet in there.” —Asa, age 8
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. This salad is really fresh.” —Carey, age 11