Insalata di cavolo cappuccio con arachidi e semi di papavero
Recipe n. 37
It’s finally Summer and it’s time to eat more raw and refreshing food. You might have noticed already that your body is not craving for earthy soups or stews and needs to eat less fat in general, while instead you are now craving for juicy and raw food, especially on those very hot days. Your body knows what is right for it and when to ask for a specific food.
For me this is the time of year I eat more salads. I like both simple salads dressed with a nice vinaigrette or more elaborate ones with many different ingredients in them. The salad I’m going to present to you today is definitely one of my favorite salads and it’s definitely NOT a nut-free salad, so watch out for those who have a nut allergy!
You can eat it alone: your hunger will be satisfied with no need to add extra calories from other food. It is a perfect meal for vegetarians and for all salad lovers!
1/4 of white cabbage head and a 1/4 of red cabbage head, shredded (I used only the white cabbage, but it looks more colorful when you add the 2 cabbages together)
2 to 3 tbsp of sesame oil (toasted or plain)
1 or 2 handfuls of peanuts
1 tbsp poppy seeds
salt and pepper
Place the shredded cabbage in a large bowl, pour the sesame oil on top and be sure to coat the cabbage well, add the peanuts, poppy seeds, sea salt and pepper and finish up with cilantro leaves on top ( I like to add a generous amount of cilantro leaves to this salad as they are not just supposed to garnish, but they are one of the main ingredients of the salad itself ).