Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Israeli Mish Mish (Apricot) Slaw Salad

Apricot Salad Slaw

If you are looking for an interesting salad to make for Passover or Easter, you will love this delicious Israeli mish mish spring slaw salad. 

Mish Mish is the Hebrew word for apricots and this interesting salad contains sliced dried apricots as well as raisins, nuts, and chopped apple.


Dried Apricots, Apricot, Dried, Food
I was inspired by a local restaurant in North Miami. Their cabbage salad with sliced dried apricots, kale, and a sensational dressing is one of their specialties. This recipe is based on their salad but adjusted to my tastes. Since I've stopped using oil ( but not fat from foods such as avocado, nuts, olives, etc) * see my notes on why. 

Walnut, Nut, Walnuts, Nuts, Fruit Bowl

I made this crunchy salad with cabbage, carrots, chopped dried apricots, raisins, walnuts, apple, and lemon juice. It's sweet and tangy all at the same time. If you wanted to turn it into a meal, you could probably add some cooked quinoa. 

Food, Raisins, Plum, Raisins, Raisins

This salad  is light, delicious and full of Vitamin C.
 I like to call this bright orange salad my sunshine salad. 

White Cabbage, Salad, Herb, Food, Kohl


The Passover holiday menu calls for thinking out of the box since there are many foods that are restricted to eat on this holiday. Of course everyone knows the most common restricted food is bread. We eat Matzah instead of bread for the 8 days of Passover which begins the evening of March 27-2021. 

This ritual commandment of eating matzo instead of bread commemorates the exodus of the Jewish people when they were slaves in the ancient land of Egypt. When the Jewish slaves (for 400 years) finally hurriedly were freed from Egyptian bondage, they got out as fast as they could. There was no time for their bread to rise and thus we remember our freedom from bondage and eat matzo instead of bread during Passover. 

Salad is a great choice to welcome the warmer spring weather. This salad will make a wonderful side dish whether you are looking for recipes to make for Passover, Easter,  or just looking for good healthy recipes. This salad is a winner. 

Ingredients
2 cups of chopped white cabbage (chop to the size you like to eat)
2 cups of shredded carrots 
1 cup of chopped apple to bite size  
1/2 cup of raisins
1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
1/2 cup of sliced dried apricots 
1/2 cup of lemon juice 


Directions: 
Toss all the ingredients and enjoy. 


Apple dressing for the Mish Mish salad
1 large organic apple, cored and sliced or chopped ( I do not peel)
1/4 cup of fresh lemon of lime juice
1/4 cup of water
1 tablespoon of honey or maple syrup

This is a great dressing to enhance the Mish Mish salad. 


Notes

I've prefer not to eat oil - WHY??? Based on information in the book, The Starch Solution.
  • Oil is extremely caloric
  • Oil has no fiber ( which helps regulate blood sugar and is essential for elimination) 
  • Oil has few nutrients
  • Oil offer very little nutritional value
I eat prefer to eat whole food healthy fats that do contain fiber, nutrients, antioxidants, and phytochemical. 
  • Avocado
  • Walnuts, pistachios, pecans, etc. 
  • olives 
  • flax seeds
  • chia seeds 









5 comments:

  1. Such a fun word for apricots! The slaw looks crunchy and very appetizing.

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  2. We are moved on from soups to salads now. I will try this one. It looks so good. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Great salad! I like that it has apricots in it, yum!

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  4. It looks like a very posh fruity coleslaw.

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