Refrigerator Salad

We face the dilemma of what to eat for dinner with regularity at our house. Tonight we had what I have just coined Refrigerator Salad.  I took stock of what was in the refrigerator that no one but me would likely use and voila, a nice side for dinner. If you would like to see a larger picture or more detail, just click on the desired image.


  •   1 large granny smith apple
  • ½  pound brussel sprouts
  • ½  head of green cabbage
  •      pumpkin seeds for topping
  •      Marztti Champagne Vinagrette or Panera Fuji Apple dressing


First shred the cabbage with the slicing blade. I must admit usually I am too lazy to pull the food processor out, but I find in makes short order of fall salad preparation.


Then cut the apple in half. Remove the seeds with a melon baller.




Quarter and place in food processor.


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Slice of the cut ends of the brussel sprouts and drop into food processor.


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Top with pumpkin seeds for added crunch and protein.

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Top with your favorite dressing. We tried three that were in the refrigerator at the time.




Voila, a nice hearty side salad packed with nutrients in a snap. We’ve come a long way from the salads I grew up with iceberg lettuce, cucumbers. and tomatoes!

Kitchen equipment used is below. If you are in need of or are interested in a particular item, there is an embedded link in each picture below to make it convenient for you to click on the item and get.

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Get the look…

The bowl featured is a gift from my sister in law, Mary, hand carved in Africa. While it is not commercially readily available, you could try…



2 comments on “Refrigerator Salad

  1. Jane

    This sounds great, I have been looking to change our typical dinner salad.

  2. Erma

    This look delicious.