Dandelion and Cabbage Salad with Horseradish Dressing

There are many foods and ingredients you can incorporate into your diet to give your heart the support it needs, so it can keep doing its amazing job keeping you alive.

And, one of my favorites is dandelion leaf.

Dandelion leaf is not only a natural diuretic, it’s also rich in potassium so it’s safe to use with water retention related to heart problems (edema).

As a hepatic and cholagogue, dandelion is reduces congestion and inflammation in the liver, which is imperative for heart health. The liver works to detoxify the blood that is put into circulation.

As a bitter herb, dandelion helps release excess heat and that helps cool the body naturally.

Give your heart the opportunity to chill out with this delicious Marinated Dandelion and Cabbage salad.


Dandelion and Cabbage Salad with Horseradish Dressing
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Recipe type: Food is medicine
Cuisine: Integrative health coach recipes
Serves: 4-5 servings
  • 1 bunch dandelion greens (1 cup), cleaned and chopped thin
  • 2 cups purple or green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. freshly grated horseradish root
  • 2 tsp. local honey
  • ¼ cup extra virgin organic olive oil3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
  1. Put the dandelion, cabbage and carrots into a large mixing bowl and sprinkle with sea salt. Work the salt into the vegetables using pressure and squeezing with your hands.
  2. Set the veggies aside.
  3. Grate the horseradish root (can use prepared horseradish if fresh is not available) and combine with local honey, olive oil, apple cider vinegar and a dash of sea salt.
  4. Whisk dressing ingredients together.
  5. Return to the vegetables and squeeze the cabbage and dandelion to release excess water.
  6. Discard the water that is released.
  7. Combine the salad with Horseradish Dressing.
  8. Marinate 45 minutes or overnight.