Purple Powerhouses, Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best recipe for Edamame Apple Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing
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In a salad rut?  Try adding purple cabbage to add crunch and color!

According the U.S. Department of Agriculture red/purple cabbage contains 36 different varieties of anthocyanins, a class of flavonoids that have been linked to cancer protection.  Anthocyanins are the purple pigments found in foods such cabbage, blueberries and grapes.  Not only do these purple powerhouses fight cancer they also improve heart health and brain function.  1 cup of cabbage also provides 85% of your daily vitamin C needs.  The health benefits of purple cabbage are more potent when eaten raw so it’s best to add to salads or chopped up and used for slaw.

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Edamame Apple Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

The best recipe for Edamame Apple Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Gluten Free, Vegan
Servings: 2
Calories: 422kcal
Cost: $5


  • 2 cups purple cabbage shredded
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup steamed edamame shelled and cooled
  • 1 cup carrot shredded
  • Β½ gala apple cubed
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Wisk together dressing and drizzle over salad.
  • Top with sliced avocado.
  • Enjoy πŸ™‚


A sweet and savory salad that is bursting with flavor and flavonoids πŸ™‚
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Calories: 422kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 1190mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 12027IU | Vitamin C: 95mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 4mg
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Cristina Cavanaugh RD LDN
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