Red Cabbage Salad with Jalapeno Ginger Dressing

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Serves: 2 servings


For Salad
8 oz red cabbage, thin strips or shredded
1 tsp lemon juice
¼ tsp kosher salt
1 medium carrot, thin strips
1 stalk celery, thin strips
2 oz mung bean sprouts
1 bunch American chives, chopped
2 tbs unsalted roasted sunflower seeds
1 cup cooked chickpeas

For Dressing
½ cup hulled hemp seeds
¼ cup from lemon juice (from fresh lemon preferred)
¼ cup + 1 tbs water
1 tbs fresh ginger, finely chopped
½ medium jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
½ tsp salt

Gently massage the shredded red cabbage with salt and lemon juice. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. This step will keep the red cabbage bright purple and crunchy in texture.
Meanwhile, in a blender mix all dressing ingredients and refrigerate before serving.
Toss the rest of salad ingredients together with the shredded red cabbage. Serve with the hemp dressing immediately.