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Mardi Gras Salad

March 5, 2011

My philosophy on eating: If it’s colorful, it’s good for you! Not only is this salad colorful, it’s sweet, salty, spicy, tangy, and even a bit smoky. What more could you ask for?!  Try out this purple, green, and gold dish to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Health note: Edamame is a complete protein source, containing the essential amino acids. Colorful cabbage and sweet peppers are known for their detoxifying properties and are also high in Vitamins A, C and K.


  • 1/2 head of red cabbage
  • 1 bag of frozen edamame
  • Orange or yellow bell pepper
  • 1 c diced pineapple (canned or fresh)
  • 2 tbs chopped, smoked almonds (I got mine in the bulk foods section of Central Market)
  • Chopped fresh mint
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp chili garlic sauce (found in the Asian section of most supermarkets)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and add the frozen edamame.  Allow to cook for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the cabbage and bell pepper, dice the pineapple, and chop the almonds and mint.
  3. Add the cabbage to a large bowl and drizzle with lime juice and olive oil.  Next mix in the rest of the ingredients and season to taste with chili garlic sauce and salt and pepper.
  4. This salad can be served immediately or chilled.
5 Comments leave one →
  1. girish permalink
    March 5, 2011 6:08 pm

    superb dude
    want to have more
    come with more interesting one

  2. March 7, 2011 6:15 pm

    A great looking salad, the colors jump off the plate, telling you hey look at me I am good for you but aren’t I pretty.

  3. March 9, 2011 10:30 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  4. Kristine Waggoner permalink*
    March 10, 2011 12:21 am

    Thanks for your comments, Carlos! Glad you found us! 🙂

  5. March 13, 2011 4:18 am

    It looks wonderful. I’m looking forward to all the colors and flavors this coming spring.I followed you from the foodie blog roll and I’d love to guide Foodista readers to your site. I hope you could add this red cabbage widget at the end of this post so we could add you in our list of food bloggers who blogged about recipes with red cabbage,Thanks!

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