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Colorful Salad

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Colorful Cabbage Salad


Colorful Salad green and purple chopped cabbage, diced carrots, dried cranberries, sweet colorful bell peppers, onion, crisp jicama, sunflower seeds and walnuts. Tossed with an all natural sesame dressing. You will be asking for seconds!


1 medium green cabbage chopped

1 medium purple cabbage chopped

3 medium diced carrots

1/2 cup of dried cranberries

1 small Jicama diced

1 medium orange, 1 red and 1 yellow sweet bell pepper

4 medium Persian cucumbers (chopped in half)

1 white red onion diced

1/2 cup of salted or unsalted sunflower seeds

1 cup of chopped walnuts

(Optional) 2 cups of chopped or shredded /chicken or turkey

1/4 cup of 21 seasoning salute photo 4 cabbage salad(Trader Joe’s)label

1 cup of all natural Sesame Dressing


  • Wash and rinse all produce then place in colander to drain

♦ Chef Ann’s Notes:

  • This Colorful Salad is wonderful for a party.
  • This recipe will serve up to 12 guest. Chopping each cabbage in half, will give you 4-6 guest servings
  • Ms. Dash seasoning works well for those who are unable to find the Trader Joe’s, 21 salute seasoning
  • My Colorful Salad is Awesome with or without meat! Vegetarians go for it and by all means enjoy yourself
Preparation before serving:
  • Combine all of your chopped and diced produce in a very large bowl
  • Add seeds, dried cranberries and nuts
  • Combine either meat of your choice to the bowl along with seasoning
  • Pour on the Sesame dressing and toss, toss

This crunchy mouth-watering Colorful Salad will have you coming back for seconds!

Buon Appetito

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking time: None
Total time:  30 minutes
Servings: 6-10

♥ Chef Ann’s Tip for the Colorful Salad: 

You can cut your prep time in half if you use a food processor. Cooking is therapy for me, so I love all the chopping and dicing.

Helpful information:

For those of you that have allergies to nuts and seeds, try grapes or tangerines.


Chef Ann



Recipe – Basic Pea Salad

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(picture of) The ‘Simply Delicious’ Pea Salad


You will only need 4 ingredients for this delicious recipe:

  • 1 15 oz. can of green peas
  • 4 medium chopped boiled eggs
  • 3 tbsp. mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp. of Salt & Pepper


  • Carefully place eggs in a small to medium size pot.
  • Add enough water to cover the eggs and boil them for 10-15 minutes or until they begin to crack.
  • Once they are boiled run cold water over them until they are cool to the touch.
  • Remove the shells and dice. Make sure that you drain the water from the canned peas.
  • In a large bowl add all of your ingredients and begin mixing with a large wooden spoon.
  • Mix until everything is well blended and comes together nicely.
  • Just in case your mixture is to dry add another tablespoon of mayonnaise.
  • Chef Ann’s Tip: Always remember to taste your food before serving; you may need to add a bit more seasoning [aka “season to taste”].

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Total time: 20 minutes Yield: 6 servings

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Toss it up to make it “Simply Delicious”

NOTE: This is the basic recipe, I plan to offer the “Simply Delicious” version as a bonus for those who complete the poll and contact form [so we can email the “Simply Delicious” Pea Salad recipe].


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