Red Cabbage and Feta Salad Recipe

feta salad

From the book Good Mood Food: Unlock the power of diet to think and feel well (to be published Dec. 2018)

The sharp taste and crunchy texture of red cabbage go beautifully with a rich feta cheese, providing satisfaction to a stressed mind and body on both counts. The red cabbage provides bulk to satisfy the appetite and sulphur compounds that aid detoxification – cleansing processes that need to work harder in the face of stress. You can also add a diced apple to this dish, which will provide another texture, and the sweetness of the apple blends well with the other flavours while also sating any sweet craving the brain might be seeking because of long-term stress.

Serves 2
½ large red cabbage, finely shredded
150 g (5 oz.) feta cheese, crumbled
1 apple, diced (optional)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
4 tablespoons tangy vinaigrette


1) Mix the shredded cabbage with the crumbled cheese, chopped apple (if you’re using it) and sunflower seeds. Toss well in the vinaigrette just before serving.

In Good Mood Food, leading Nutritional Therapist Charlotte Watts explains the fundamentals of mind-body health, in a comprehensive, clear, and accessible way. She shows how you can use simple nutritional tools to help manage many mood disorders, explaining how and why it all works along the way. It goes without saying that diet affects our physical health, so it should be no surprise that it impacts our mental health too- our brains are part of our bodies after all!

Good Mood Food: Unlock the power of diet to think and feel well, by Charlotte Watts, based on recipes by Natalie Savona. Nourish Books, 2018. Paperback. RRP $15.95 USD.

Set to publish in December 2018.

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