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Recipe: Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad

This incredible salad is a riot of color, flavor, and texture! It’s got incredible fiber to boost both your heart and gut health, and the clean, lean protein makes it a complete meal.

The main ingredients are a rainbow of vegetables full of antioxidants that can help fight inflammation and prevent serious disease and aging. (Read this blog to find out more.)

Insider tip: for a touch of added sweetness and crunch, try stirring in some shredded apple – the pectin is especially healing for your gut.

Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad joins Shrimp Summer Rolls with Tamari-Ginger Dipping Sauce; Asian Confetti Quinoa Salad with Almonds; and Coconut Ice Cream in our Virgin Vietnamese menu.


Vietnamese Chicken and Cabbage Salad

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May 27, 2017

This delicious low-carb feast is also a detoxification powerhouse, with plenty of clean, lean protein, gut-healing fiber, and antioxidants like vitamin C.

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 2 Servings


1 1/2 tbsp lime juice

1 tbsp macadamia nut oil

1/2 tsp gluten-free fish sauce

1 green onion, thinly sliced

1/8 tsp teaspoon monk fruit extract

2 cups shredded red cabbage

4 cups baby arugula

1/2 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and thinly sliced

1 carrot, shredded

2 tbsp coarsely chopped slow-roasted cashews (instructions below)

2 tbsp chopped fresh basil

8 oz. cooked organic free-range boneless, skinless chicken breast, shredded (about 2 cups)


1To Slow-Roast Nuts: Place 1 cup raw nuts and 1/2 teaspoon sea salt in a medium bowl, and add enough water to cover by 3 inches. Soak overnight at room temperature, then drain the nuts. Spread them on a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 140F for 8 hours.

2Combine the lime juice, oil, fish sauce, green onion, and monk fruit extract in a small bowl.

3Combine the cabbage, arugula, cucumber, carrot, cashews, basil, and chicken in a separate bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss well.

Originally published in The Virgin Diet Cookbook, Grand Central Life & Style, 2014


Want more delicious, nutritious recipes? Check out jjvirgin.com/recipes.


Nutrition Facts

Protein27 grams
Total Fat14 grams
Saturated Fat2 grams
Total Carbohydrates14 grams
Dietary Fiber3 grams

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