The Salad Of The Summer

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I love a good crunch.

So not being able to chew for 3 fucking months has been PRETTY, PRETTYYYYY frustrating.

Letting chips melt in your mouth does not taste nearly as good as crunching them down your throat.

Since beginning to learn how to chew again ( eer, semi chew? ), I’ve craved THIS particular salad.

Here’s the back story on the salad: Jessica of the blog, Lookbook Cookbook & I connected a few years ago. Recently Jessica asked me to be apart of her fabulous book ( an extension of her blog ), Lookbook Cookbook. Obviously I said YES!

When I went to shoot the two recipe features I casually taste tested them & literally BECAME OBSESSED.

Two recipes being this Rainbow Slaw AND Sweet Potato Patties ( recipe coming soon ). & you’re obviously not supposed to eat the whole recipe while shooting…whoops.

You would too though, see:

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Needless to say, I am SO, so excited her book is here.

Also, this is a true story: after shooting my feature I CRAVED the two recipes. Seriously. Craved. Especially this crunchy salad.

The salad was just really the perfect salad in every way.

After getting the book in the mail, I made the salad probably at least 5 times a week.

And then I had surgery.

AND the whole time I was down on my ass, I missed the crunchy salad. It’s just such a goodie. Really though guys, it’s the salad of the summer.

Basically it encompasses every salad goal ever.ย Let me share it so you don’t drool all over your keyboard, k?

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Rainbow Slaw Salad:

1 1/2 cups of green cabbage, shredded
1/2 purple cabbage, shredded
1/3 cup of carrots, grated
1/3 cup of red bell pepper, finely diced
1/3 cup of yellow OR green bell pepper, finely diced
1 or 2 green onion stalks, diced

Dressing ( << FAVORITE ):

2 tablespoons of raw tahini
2 tablespoons of organic olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1/3 teaspoon of sea salt
1 teaspoon of water

Directions: save yourself some work grating & just use a sharp knife to slice the cabbage thin, cutting again in a half to make sure it is in bite-size pieces. Add all of the veggies to a large bowl & toss.

Add the dressing ingredients to a small cup or bowl & whisk with a fork. Coat the slaw with the dressing & mix well. Allow to marinate in the fridge or enjoy immediately.

{ recipe adapted from Lookbook Cookbook }

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This cookbook is probably my favorite of all time. There are SO many good recipes. Oh, & l’ll share the sweet potato patties another day & trust me, you’ll die. You’ll probably also die over the dessert section. The whole book is inspo x a million.

If you make this salad tag #tscbombshellbody on Instagram & we’ll repost your creation.

Ok, happy weekend! I’m off to watch WAGS. Yes, WAGS. Google it.

x lauryn

+ if you’re looking for more healthy meals, check out TSC Bombshell Body Guide.

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40 Replies to “The Salad Of The Summer”

  1. Love this salad! I do one very similar but Asian style. Same ingredients but for dressing, penaut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar and a dash of chopped coriander. It’s deadly you should give it a try.

    I’ll probably gonna try it your way later today for dinner!

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  2. What a tasty looking salad – i bet it was super hard for you not to chew for all that time! Hope you can fully enjoy this crunchy beauty…can’t wait for the sweet potato recipe! They are my favorite food just about. : )


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  3. Need. It.
    This is the kind of salad that you’re like “just one more bowl … ok, nowww one more bowl.” My boyfriend hates cabbage (I know, he’s insane) so more for me. Great recipe, thanks for sharing!
    xoxo -Faubs

  4. Does 1/4 of this really fill you for lunch? There’s no carbs and no protein and hardly any calories. I would be starving in 30 mins lol ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Amazing salad *but* also amazing tank top! I am obsessed with tank tops. Like serious problem with basic white tanks. Please, oh please, where did you get your top?


  6. Made this last night and it was so delicious! I couldn’t find tahini so I used almond butter. This will be my go-to summer salad!

  7. Hey, I’m confused. There are oranges in every pic but no where in the recipe! What did you do with them? Looking forward to this salad when the orange mystery is solved ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks!

  8. Take a bow Lauryn ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks mouthwatering and colorful. I would like to add broccoli and peas to it!
    Let me give a try soon ๐Ÿ™‚