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
green cabbage, cut into small pieces
dried coconut flakes
crisp appled, cored and diced
fresh cilantro, chopped
neutral oil, like canola
In This Recipe
Combine the first four ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Whisk the last four ingredients together into a dressing.