Summer Salad Recipes - Cabbage Collard Slaw

Salad Ingredients:

1 head of cabbage (red or green (or a mix!!)), thinly sliced

1 bunch of collards, thinly sliced


1 sweet onion, thinly sliced

1-2 Granny Smith apple(s), thinly sliced

1-2 carrots, shredded or thinly sliced using a peeler

2 tablespoons of herbs (I like cilantro or tarragon)

Dressing Ingredients:

1/4-1/3 cup of raw, organic apple cider vinegar

1/4-1/3 cup of EVOO

1-2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

black pepper to taste

hot sauce to taste


1) Combine cabbage, collards and carrots (if using) in large bowl.

2) Combine dressing ingredients in bowl and add any optional ingredients to soak in dressing for 5-10 minutes.

3) Pour dressing and optional ingredients into large bowl and toss well.  Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to allow flavors to settle and mix.

4) Sprinkle anything additional on top when serving - I sprinkled feta cheese one day and chopped sardines the next.  You can mix and match for additional protein, fat or other.


Tanya Leake

Tanya Leake is the founder of EmBODY WELL and is an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified health coach, group fitness instructor, specializing in Zumba, dance fitness and sculpt.  She teaches a variety of modes of dance, is certified as an Advanced Sports and Exercise Nutritional Advisor, with additional certifications in Natural Health Fundamentals, Behavior Change and Nutrition Therapy.  She is also a certified instructor for Oldways’ “A Taste of African Heritage” health through heritage program.   She brings a wealth of knowledge from a holistic perspective on health and well-being.