Spicy Garlic Cabbage and Carrot Slaw with Probiotic Dressing Recipe (gluten and dairy free with autoimmune option)

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Every so often, I get a craving for this crunchy, spicy garlic cabbage and carrot slaw. I love, love, love cabbage, but I don’t eat a lot of it, especially raw, because it is goitrogenic vegetable and not good for people with thyroid problems. That said, when I get a craving for this slaw, nothing will satiate the craving until I eat a big bowl of it. So, I make it every once in awhile, gorge on it, and then I’m good for a few months.

The key ingredient in the salad is the lactofermented garlic and garlic brine. The brine gives the dressing an extra kick of deliciousness, plus, it makes the dressing probiotic, so you’re getting lots of good bacteria in your gut! The dressing is so good, you will turn up your bowl and drink the remainder when you’re done with the salad.

Also, if you add the lactofermented red onions, you’re getting another boost of probiotic goodness. You could make this with any type of cabbage, but I most prefer the taste and texture of savoy cabbage. I find it to be more delicate and tender — perfect for this raw slaw.

Like any salad, feel free to adjust the proportions to suit your tastes. This is not a set in stone recipe. Sometimes I use a little more or less of something and it always tastes amazing. The red pepper flakes are optional, but it gives the salad a really nice punch of spice. The recipe can easily be doubled, tripled, etc., depending on how much you need.

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About Jessica Espinoza

Jessica is a real food wellness educator and the founder of the Delicious Obsessions website. She has had a life-long passion for food and being in the kitchen is where she is the happiest. She began helping her mother cook and bake around the age of three and she's been in the kitchen ever since, including working in a restaurant in her hometown for almost a decade, where she worked every position before finally becoming the lead chef. Jessica started Delicious Obsessions in 2010 as a way to help share her love for food and cooking. Since then, it has grown into a trusted online resource with a vibrant community of people learning to live healthy, happy lives through real food and natural living.



  1. Ah, now you’ve got me on a rabbit trail about the Pickl-It jars! I think I may order the smallest one and try fermenting garlic. I only did one vegetable ferment a few years ago with no success. I think it’s time to try again!

    One question – are you an affiliate of Pickl-It? Is so, I’d like to go thru your link for the sale. Thanks!

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday!


    Barb @ A Life in Balance
    Posted 06/05/13

    • Hi Barb! Thanks for stopping by! You will not be disappointed with the fermented garlic. It is AMAZING! Pickl-It doesn’t have an affiliate program, but I really appreciate you asking! That is so nice of you to think of that! 🙂


      Posted 06/05/13

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