Stalk to top trio Cabbage Rice Salad with Vegan Cheese

Our first of many recipes from health and wellness coach, Charissa Areington! Every Friday, Charissa will spoil us with healthy, beautiful and tasty dishes to enjoy – and this week she’s adding a bonus recipe to get your week off to a good start! ,

Enjoy this easy no-fuss salad, serves 4-5 People as a side serving or optional use for your Meatless Monday dish:

Why not just make use of the entire vegetable! This salad I used the entire stalk of the broccoli & cauliflower.

  • Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage contain many different antioxidants.
  • Cabbage is a low-calorie vegetable that is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Inflammation isn’t always a bad thing. In fact, your body relies on the inflammatory response to protect against infection or speed up healing. This kind of acute inflammation is a normal response to an injury or infection.
  • On the other hand, chronic inflammation that occurs over a long period of time is associated with many diseases, including heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease
  • Cabbage contains powerful antioxidants that may help reduce inflammation.
  • Cabbage is a good source of soluble fibre and plant sterols. Get your Vitamin K! Yes, cabbage is indeed an excellent source of Vit K.


1/2 Purple Cabbage

2 Medium Size broccoli heads & stem

1 Medium size cauliflower

5 Pre-soaked sun-dried tomatoes

1 Cup fresh baby tomatoes

1 Red pepper

1/3 cup Hulled Tahini

4 Tablespoons of Nutritional Yeast

1 Tablespoon Liquid Amino’s Braggs brand

1 Lemon juiced

2 Tablespoon of sesame seeds

1 Tablespoon of Pine Nuts

1 Tablespoon of Olive oil

Your preference of balsamic vinegar ** Optional, not too much


Break the cauliflower heads into smaller pieces along with the broccoli, the cabbage you need to chop into smaller pieces for ease when blending in your food processor.

Place all the ingredients into your food processor apart from taking a small part or half of the cauliflower and the one head of the broccoli, keep these aside.

Blend the rest of the cauliflower, broccoli and other ingredients, including the cabbage into your food processor and chop it all up until you get a rice look to the greens.

Scrape out into your large salad bowl, taking the other pieces of cauliflower and broccoli then chop them in smaller chunky pieces, so there is texture to the salad, option to drizzle a little more tahini on top and nutritional yeast.

** Tip, we are using the whole vegetable, therefore this includes chopping the stalks. I took one stalk of the broccoli and thinly sliced it into strips.


Charissa Areington

Charissa Areington, a Health and Wellness Coach, I am committed to supporting others in achieving their own unique potential, through finding their path to their health. This is based on their own bio-individuality. We all have our own unique ways on how to achieve a healthier, vibrant, active lifestyle. My unique approach to wellness coaching is not only looking at the fitness aspect but also the nutritional viewpoint on and off the plate, it’s the support you will get along with healthy tips and inspiration that will allow you to connect with what works for you. I love to inspire others whether being fitness or healthy living, educating and supporting clients in achieving their health goals, through simple easy accessible, lifestyle adjustments, this is key for me. Many of my recipes are naturally vegan, gluten-free, paleo or low carb, with no added refined sugars. I aim towards finding healthier alternatives when it comes to food choices with a positive benefit of crowding out those inflammatory causing foods. As a personal health guide, I aim to inspire a healthier lifestyle through good choices when it comes to finding alternatives to more wholesome foods, my recipes create an overall concept of clean eating in a unique way, adding more whole foods and superfoods into your lifestyle will naturally crowd out those high sugar, processed foods that our bodies don’t need. My aim is to share healthy alternatives and how to simply add these into your lifestyle in your own unique way, its finding what works for you. My experience in the health and wellness side started years ago, I have always been passionate about living an active healthy lifestyle, hence why I feel the need to share with others, health can be accessible, easy & convenient, it’s just finding what works for you.


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