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The Perfect Summer Salad


Summer calls for refreshing salads!

Here's a healthy and cooling recipe for Thrive® Algae Oil Carrot, Cabbage & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Crispy Tofu, Toasted Seeds and Citrus Vinaigrette by Chef Caroline Fey of The City Kitchen

Serves 6 to 8 as a side dish



  • 1 small bag shredded carrots
  • 1 small head purple cabbage, shredded on a mandoline
  • 1 small head green cabbage, shredded on a mandoline
  • 1 lb brussels sprouts, trimmed, finely grated or shredded with a knife

Citrus Vinaigrette:

  • 1 large garlic clove, grated or minced
  • ¼ cup finely diced shallot
  • ¼ teaspoon packed each: lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit zest
  • 2 tablespoons each: fresh lemon juice, orange juice, grapefruit juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup Thrive® Algae Oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning salad
  • ½ 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 ½-inch dice
  • Thrive® Algae Oil for searing



  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl.

To Serve:

  • 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.
  • Get a small non-stick pan very hot. Add a few tablespoon of Thrive® 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.
  • Transfer the tofu to the top of the salad and sprinkle the remaining seeds over the top.

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