Red Cabbage & Parsley Salad

The vibrant purple of the cabbage mixed with the lush green parsley is a feast for the eyes, and the zesty lemon flavour is a winner.  

Cabbage provides the majority of the energy in this recipe along with a wide range of vitamins (including B6, choline, folate, A, C and K1) as well as minerals (calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese and potassium).  Parsley boosts folate, vitamins A, C, and K1, iron and more potassium while the lemon juice adds even more vitamin C.  

Serve with a clean piece of protein, a sliced avocado, or a handful of raw sliced almonds, hemp seeds, and sesame seeds.    


One serve provides 50 calories, 2 g protein, 1 g fat, 8 g of net carbs and P:E = 0.3.


The Cronometer screengrab below shows the nutrients provided by 2000 calories of this recipe relative to the Optimal Nutrient Intakes.  



  • 200 g (7 oz) red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 50 g (1.75 oz) parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • Salt and pepper to taste (omit pepper for AIP).


  • Put cabbage, parsley into a big bowl.
  • Toss with olive oil and lemon.
  • Season to taste.
  • Transfer into a serving bowl. Enjoy!

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