Cabbage Salad with Avocado, Toasted Pumpkin Seeds, and Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

A few weeks ago I was inspired to recreate this Mexican salad after I had a version of it at Tacubaya, a tasty upscale Taqueria in Berkeley and the casual sister restaurant to Dona Tomas.  This salad is great because it’s crunchy, tangy, and versatile.  You can eat it on a weeknight as a main dish when you’re on a diet, use it as a base for a taco salad, as a relish for fish tacos or pulled pork sandwiches, or just as a side dish for any Mexican entree such as Chili Rellenos or Enchiladas.

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Mixed Cabbage Salad with Pumpkin Seeds, Avocado, and Lime Vinaigrette Recipe

  • 1/2 head red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 head green cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups salad herb mix (any mixed organic salad greens are good)
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 3 carrots, shredded
  • 1  red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2  cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Optional: 1 Jalapeño or serrano chile pepper, minced
  • 1/2 cup Pepitas (pumpkin seeds), toasted
  • 2 Avocados, cut into bite-size pieces

Mix all Cabbage ingredients in a large salad bowl.  Toss salad well with Lime Vinaigrette.  Put the dressed cabbage mixture on each plate and top with toasted Pepitas and sliced avocados.  Serve!

Lime Vinaigrette Recipe:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar OR red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Salad Description @ Tacubaya:

Ensalada de Primavera– mixed greens, shredded cabbage, carrots, red onion and avocado tossed in a lemon vinaigrette, sprinkled with toasted pumpkin seeds.

1 comment… add one
  • Kellie Link

    YUM! And I love the pics-the purple & greens with white background really stand out!

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