Crisp Coconut Cabbage Salad à la Exki

By • July 15, 2011 • 2 Comments


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Author Notes: One of my favorite spots for a quick bite in Paris is a chain called Exki, which has an amazing selection of fresh, healthy, natural, delicious vegetarian dishes. I was so impressed by one dish — mahina — that I snapped a picture of the ingredients and made it as soon as I got back home. Mahina is a crunchy salad that combines green cabbage, coconut, and apple, along with a few seasonings. At first glance, it doesn’t look like much, but it is delicious – crisp, complex, tart, and just a little sweet. The version I had at Exki was a little monochromatic, but using a red apple with its skin on instead of a green or peeled one fixes that, as does adding some bigger pieces of cilantro.bottomupfood

Serves 6

  • 4 cups green cabbage, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup dried coconut flakes
  • 1 crisp appled, cored and diced
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon neutral oil, like canola
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Combine the first four ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk the last four ingredients together into a dressing.
  3. Add the dressing, mix well, and enjoy.

Tags: low cal, low fat, serves a crowd, Vegetarian

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over 1 year ago alohapaki

I would like to know nutritional info - this sounds very tasty

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over 2 years ago lapadia

I love a slaw with apple and this one sounds delicious with the coconut, thanks for posting it!