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Carrot, Cabbage & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Crispy Tofu, Toasted Seeds and Citrus Vinaigrette

Chef Caroline Fey of The City Kitchen San Francisco

Serves 6
Dairy-free options Gluten-free options Under 30 minutes Vegetarian Buffet Lunch Party food Sides Vegetarian Salads & Dressings Fry Sauté


  • Salad
    • 1 Small bag shredded carrots
    • 1 Small head purple cabbage, shredded on a mandoline
    • 1 Small head green cabbage, shredded on a mandoline
    • 1 Pound brussels sprouts, trimmed, finely grated or shredded with a knife
  • Citrus Vinaigrette
    • 1 Large garlic clove, grated or minced
    • 1⁄4 Cup finely diced shallot
    • 1⁄4 Teaspoon packed each: lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit zest
    • 2 Tablespoons each: fresh lemon juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice
    • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar (confirm brand ingredients if celiac)
    • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard (confirm brand ingredients if celiac)
    • 1 Tablespoon honey
    • 1 Cup Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil
    • 1 Teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning salad
    • 1⁄2 Teaspoon pepper
  • Toasted Seeds
    • 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
    • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin seeds
    • 2 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • Crispy Tofu
    • 1 container extra firm tofu, drained, well dried and cut into 1⁄2-inch dice (confirm type of tofu if celiac)
    • Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil for searing


  1. Prepare the vinaigrette: Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Place the carrots, half of each head of cabbage and brussels sprouts in a large bowl with a generous pinch of kosher salt. Toss with enough dressing to lightly coat the greens. Add most of the seeds and gently toss again. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter.
  3. Get a small non-stick pan very hot. Add a few tablespoon of Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil and about half of the package of tofu. Cook the tofu cubes until crispy on all sides. Drain on a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer the tofu to the top of the salad and sprinkle the remaining seeds over the top.

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