Sprouted Fig (The Smoothie Lover)
December 25, 2014
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Simple green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette.

Simpel grøn salat med spidskål, grønkål, mandler, avokado, høost og sennepsdressing.

Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette.

A very Merry Christmas to all of you!

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas so far. In Denmark we celebrate Christmas on the night of the 24th of December. It was such a wonderful night. Every year we celebrate Christmas with the whole of my mother’s family – 15 (+ 2 dogs) in total with an age span from 7 to 78 – and I can’t imagine a better way of celebrating it. We go to church, even though we aren’t that religious, and then we play some games, have a delicious dinner including the traditional dessert (I won one of the almond prizes!), dance – yep, dance – around the tree and then we open presents and eat sweets. Wonderful traditions. I am so grateful for my lovely family.

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Different from English version (:

Glædelig jul alle sammen!

Jeg håber alle har haft en skøn juleaften. Hvert år holder vi jul med hele min mors familie – 15 mennesker i alt i alderen 7 til 78 år – og jeg kan ikke forestille mig en bedre måde at holde jul på. For på trods af aldersforskellen er det altid utroligt hyggeligt, og jeg elsker at der er mennesker alle vegne.

Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette. Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette. Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette.

It is funny how sometimes the things you just throw together become a hit. Like this salad. I just wanted to make a quick salad for lunch for the entire family yesterday. We happened to have some pointed cabbage and kale so that was what I used to make this salad. Nothing special I thought. But then a lot of people started telling me how good it was. It started my my 10-year-old cousin, who took one bite, looked at me and said, “This salad is great”. My grandmother (who’s a brilliant chef) even asked for the recipe. I did really like it myself, but nevertheless I was a tad surprised since it literally took me just 3 minutes to throw together. But pleased all the same. Because there is no better thing than making something others like.

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Det er sjovt, hvordan det nogle gange er de ting, der lige smides sammen, der bliver et hit. Som denne salat. Jeg ville bare lave en hurtig salat til frokosten for hele familien i går. Vi havde tilfældigvis lidt spidskål og grønkål, så det var det, jeg brugte i denne salat. Ikke noget specielt. Men så begyndte folk at rose mig for salaten. Det begyndte med min tiårige fætter, der tog én bid, kiggede på mig og sagde: ”Det er en virkelig god salat”. Min mormor (som er en eminent kok) spurgte endda efter opskriften. Jeg synes da også selv den var god, men var alligevel en anelse overrasket, da det bogstaveligt talt tog mig 3 minutter at smide det hele sammen. Men også glad. For der er intet bedre end følelsen af at lave noget mange kan lide.

Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette. Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette.

Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette. Green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette.

For this salad I used a Danish cheese called hay-cheese, which I really love. I don’t think you can get it outside Denmark though, but you can sub with Primadonna or Pecorino (or a good parmesan if you must).

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Til denne salat brugte jeg en dansk ost kaldet høost, vi køber hos ostehandleren i vores by (Farum). Jeg tror godt man kan få den andre steder, men ellers kan du bruge primadonna eller pecorino (eller en god parmesan, hvis det er nødvendigt).

Kale & Cabbage Salad w/ almonds and mustard vinaigrette

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 8 servings (side)

Simple green salad with sweetheart cabbage, kale, almonds, avocado, cheese and a delicious mustard vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. mustard
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 scallion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Pinch salt
  • A drop of honey
  • ...
  • 3 stalks of kale
  • 1/2 head of pointed/ sweetheart cabbage
  • 1/3 cup (0,7 dL) almonds
  • Chunk cheese (hay, pecorino, primadonna - see notes)
  • 2 avocados

Instructions

  1. Start by making the dressing: Mix together mustard, lemon juice and olive oil. Slice the scallions finely and press the garlic (or chop it finely). Add it to the dressing. Season with salt and honey. Set aside.
  2. Make the salad my chopping the kale and slicing the cabbage finely (as if you were making coleslaw).
  3. Chop the almonds and cube the cheese and avocados. Add it into the salad.
  4. Add the dressing and mix very well.
  5. Serve right away or store covered in the fridge for up to one day.

Notes

For this salad I used a Danish cheese called hay-cheese, which I really love. I don’t think you can get it outside Denmark though, but you can sub with Primadonna or Pecorino (or a good parmesan if you must).

http://sproutedfig.com/kale-cabbage-salad-w-almonds-and-mustard-vinaigrette/

 

Thanks to my lovely mom for letting me borrow her pretty hands.

15 responses to “Kale & Cabbage Salad w/ almonds and mustard vinaigrette”

  1. This looks SO yummy! I absolutely love mustard in salad dressings and almonds. I will definitely be trying this out! Great pictures as well :)

  2. This looks amazing!! I love how fresh and delicious it is!! :) Great recipe girlie! Hope that you have a very Merry Christmas!!

  3. Merry Christmas to you! Your celebration sounds amazing, I’m sure it was a lots of fun. And I am so jealous you have snow there, in f♥♥♥ing Germany there is no snow at all :(

    The salad looks amazing, I love such simple salads. I think I just have everything for it in my fridge, so probably that’s gonna be my dinner

  4. What lovely Christmas traditions you have. :) I love being with family and friends on the holidays.
    This salad is one of the prettiest I’ve seen! It’s just what I need to get me out of my sugar and carb filled holiday eating.
    Have a happy and healthy 2015, Josefine!!

  5. This salad sounds just perfect Josefine! I love the gorgeous story of how you spend Christmas in Denmark too and the stunning photos, just perfect! Merry (belated) Christmas lovely x

  6. I’m finally catching up on your blog!! I’ve missed reading SO much. Your photos are absolutely incredible and I love all the nature shots! You have such an eye for photography! I really want to come visit you in Denmark because it seems beautiful!

    Isn’t it funny how the quick recipes always end up being the best? This sounds lovely! I’ve never made my own salad dressing.. I’m terrible!

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  8. Ninel says:

    This looks amazing. I’m actually planning on making this for a dinner party.

    What type of mustard should I use? Dijon, yellow?

    Thanks

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