Purple People Pleaser Salad!

Hey friends and happy Wednesday!

It’s a winter wonderland here in NYC. So naturally, I got to cooking.

So this recipe, is actually one from the glory days of my previous blog, GlutenFreeHappyTummy. And this particular recipe of mine, was actually published in Paleo Living Magazine!

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

It’s called my Purple People Pleaser Salad, and as the name suggests, it is out of this world.

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

This is my go-to dish for anytime I have to bring a dish to a get-together. And let me tell you, this bad boy right here always steals the show 🙂

No more boring “salad in a bag” — this dish will be the hit of the pot luck.

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

It’s colorful, crunchy, healthy, and absolutely BURSTING with flavor!

And it’s Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo, and Specific Carb Diet friendly!

Here’s What You Need: (Serves 2 hungry people as a main dish…or 4 as a side dish)

1/2 head of purple cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, shaved into long strips with a veggie peeler
1 cucumber, seeded and sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced thin and soaked in ice water
1/2 red pepper, sliced thin
15 green beans, chopped into bite sized pieces
1/2 avocado, diced
3-4 Tbsp cilantro, chopped
12 cashews, chopped

1-2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
2 Tbsp almond butter
juice of 1 lime
10 drops of alcohol free, pure liquid stevia (or 1 tsp honey)
2+ Tbsp water

Mandoline slicer
Good Chef’s Knife
Vegetable Peeler
Large mixing bowl
Pyrex measuring cup
bowl of ice water

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

The prep couldn’t be easier. Carefully prepare your veggies: either with a mandoline slicer (use the hand guard!!) or with a sharp chef’s knife. (I just used a knife.)

After you slice the red onion, place the slices in a small bowl and cover with ice water for five minutes. This will take away that sharp onion-y bite.

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

In a big bowl, combine the veggies and cilantro.

Next, make the dressing by whisking the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl or pyrex measuring cup. Add enough water to ake it “drizzly” – approx. 2-3 Tbsp’s.

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

Finally, toss your veggies with the dressing. Garnish with chopped cashews and extra cilantro. Serve chilled.

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

Oh. My. Gosh. How good was this salad?!?! The first thing that hits you is how beautiful it is. There’s so much color going on on the plate! There’s purple, red, orange, green — it’s so whimsical!!!

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

Then the flavor – holy cow. Hold onto your hats, folks. This dressing is good enough to bathe in! Haha Seriously! It’s tangy, sweet, gingery, nutty. So incredibly delicious!

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

And the crunchiness of the veggies is just phenomenal. Each veggie brings a specific flavor to the dish. The carrots and red peppers are sweet, the cabbage is a bit more savory and stringy like spaghetti. And then the avocado. OH the AVOCADO! It is rich and creamy and adds this luxuriousness to the salad.

Finally, the cilantro provides the perfect fresh *pop* to punctuate the dish. 🙂 Loved it. Loooooooved ittttt!

Purple People Pleaser Salad by BeautyBeyondBones! #glutenfree #vegan #paleo #edrecovery

This dish was literally magazine worthy. How cool is that?!

Give it a try, and let me know how it goes!

What’s your favorite dish to bring to a cookout?

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50 responses to “Purple People Pleaser Salad!”

  1. I totally will make this over the weekend! I eat salads daily and this one looks like a win! I love the color and think it would become a favorite! Congratulations on being published in the magazine with it!

    • Thank you! I hope you do! Even just the dressing itself – it is lip smacking good! Haha Hugs and love xox

    • Thank you so much! Really?! How interesting! Then pass the cabbage please! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    • Thanks Lisa! I hope you love it! The dressing itself was just terrific! 🙂 Hugs and love xox

    • hahah aw thank you Nancy! Yes! That’s something I definitely live by too – eyes first! 🙂 big hugs xox

    • Thanks so much! Oh yes – the Christmas cycle is hard to shake, I definitely feel ya there! Hugs and love xox

  2. For being old enough to know the song, and as a one-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater myself, your salad “sure looks strange to me.” But it also looks delicious.

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