Thanks to the red curry paste this salad has quite a bit of spice kick to it mellowed out by the creamy cashews and almond oil in the dressing. Exactly what I needed after spending the drizzly and cold weekend hosting a garage sale. Check the ingredients label on your red curry paste if you want to make it vegan and shellfish-free.
I’ve been coming to this realisation for some time now… We don’t need all the stuff we are told we need. I’ve been reading a lot lately on the whole re-using movement and I am absolutely amazed by the sheer volume of waste that can be saved by sharing, selling and re-using everything from old technology to clothes, household stuff and more. The way I look at it, life well lived is not measured by the amount of stuff we have but by the quality of the human connections we make and uphold.
And so, I spent the entire drizzly-weathered weekend hosting a garage sale… selling some things, giving others away for free. I loved the fact that one of the neighbours who got a pair of free shoes turned up the next day wearing said shoes and said they were really comfortable for his walking. That to me was a perfect example of a human connection and stuff that I didn’t need making someone else happy.
Despite the weather, the turn out and sales were better than I expected, probably thanks to some Facebook advertising in the days prior, but I’ve found that after the initial rush of customers first thing on Saturday morning, I ended up greeting one, at most two folks every hour, and many were just there to browse.
On Sunday I rugged up in my uggs and knee-length duck down jacket because I was freezing my butt off but somehow I actually made it to the finish line with a few more sales and a good banter with all the neighbours and blow-ins who saw my signs and thought they’d pop in.
I was quite happy with the result and with the fact that many of items I previously loved have found a new home instead of being tossed. The rest will go to charity or I might try giving a few things away on the Buy Swap Sell groups on Facebook. Ah, the power of social media. Love it.
About the salad… it’s full of bold flavours and a little spice kick from the red curry paste. You might call it a superfood salad – there is so much goodness in it. It keeps for a couple of days in the fridge so you can take leftovers for lunch. If there are any.
Tempeh, Avocado and Red Cabbage Slaw
- 200 g tempeh
- 1 tablespoons red curry paste
- 1/4 head cabbage
- 1 avocado
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 bunch bunch fresh coriander
- 1 sprig spring onion
- 2 tablespoons goji berries
- 2 tablespoons almond oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- Cut tempeh into bite-sized chunks, place in a bowl and mix with the red curry paste. Shred cabbage, peel and dice the avocado then drizzle it with 1 teaspoon apple cider to prevent it from going brown.
- In a small frying pan, dry toast the cashews over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, tossing often. Finely chop the coriander and spring onion.
- Mix the remaining apple cider vinegar, almond oil and sesame seeds together to make a dressing. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together well. Allow the salad to sit in the fridge for 15 minutes before serving.
Love these recipes. It would be nice to include the calories, saturated fat, sugar, protein, and serving size. You can be over-weight and have high cholesterol even if you eat healthy. I found that watching these 5 things has been a perfect solution for me. Thank you for these recipes.
Thanks for your feedback Linda. I will look into the option of including it in the recipes – having said that I do often provide options for different dietary needs so the information would be hard to showcase because it would largely depend on the ingredients used.
I like this slaw, colorful and healthy. For the extra kick, I cut small chili’s in there instead of the red curry paste (I can eat really spicy food).
@Linda. The main fat content in this slaw is from the avocado, and that is mainly monosaturated fat.
This is indeed a superfood salad and I loved it. It is so delicious. Not to mention the red cabbage looks really pretty. Thank you for sharing.
Delicious! I love all of the colours in this salad. Red Cabbage is a favourite of mine for a slaw, but I will have to try it with tempeh next time!!
Oh boy! I made this tonight for tea and it was delicious. We both loved it and I’ll be making it again very soon. Thank you! 😊
Thank you Hannah! Glad you liked it!
Your recipe is still going strong in this household. Yummy every time!