Cabbage may not seem like a nutrient-packed, powerhouse, but with indole-3-carbinol, a powerful antioxidant that supports detoxification in the liver, its cleansing benefits aren’t to be overlooked. It’s pretty much the reason for the Cabbage Soup Diet. And I don’t avocated a soup-based diet plan, adding this salad to your diet is a step in the right direction on the way to acne free skin. Here’s why: In helping to detoxify your liver, cabbage can help flush out the toxicities in your body, rather than letting them build up in your bloodstream, ultimately wreaking havoc on your skin. Combined with healthy fats (like those found in almonds and sesame seeds) to keep skin hydrated, this salad is a deliciously crunchy way to a clear complexion.
Serves 2 to 4
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
6 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
6 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 head red or green cabbage, shredded
2 scallions, chopped
3/4 cup almond slivers
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 cup extra firm tofu (optional)
- In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, toasted sesame oil, honey, and salt (if the honey is difficult to stir, warm it by running the bottle under hot water to soften)
- Toss the shopped cabbage and the scallions with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
- Toast almond slivers in a dry skillet until fragrant and slightly browned.
- Repeat with the sesame seeds. ( the almond and sesame seeds will toast at differrent rates, so do them separately and watch each carefully).
- Toss the almond and sesame seeds into the salad immediately prior to serving.
- Top with tofu, if desired.
If your acne is hormonal driven (often appearing around that time of the month and on your chin), skip the tofu in this recipe. as it may exacerbate hormonal blemishes.