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The Bali Life Salad

The Bali Life Salad

Purple cabbage, carrot, red pepper, coconut flakes, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds + fresh avocado topped with spicy lemon tahini dressing. mmm..

Have you ever dreamed of going to Bali and doing yoga? Me too. So I went. And I realized they eat kind of like the Californians, because, well, they mostly are Californians.  At least in Ubud, which is the yoga mecca there. 

This is a staple meal you’ll find at most restaurants in Bali, with the added tropical sweetness of shredded coconut and this crazy delicious creamy dressing.

I know it might seem like a lot of ingredients for the dressing, but trust me, this is something you will make over and over again. It's worth it to pick up apple cider vinegar + tahini if you don't already have them. Plus we'll use them for other recipes in the 10 day Bright Living course.



1/4 of thinly sliced purple cabbage

1/2 red bell pepper, chopped

2 carrots, shredded

1/2 cup or more chickpeas

1/2 avocado

coconut flakes

pumpkin seeds



2 Tbsp creamy tahini, organic

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

2 tsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp maple syrup

2 - 3 Tbsp Water

a few pinches black pepper

pinch salt

pinch of cayenne (optional)



  1. Thinly slice cabbage, and then chop it up a bit more so the pieces are bite size or smaller.

  2. Dice red pepper + shred carrots.

  3. Rinse chickpeas from can well and let dry.

  4. Make your dressing. Simply combine ingredients in a small mason jar and shake really well.

  5. Toss the above salad ingredients + your dressing. Season with salt + pepper.

  6. Dice 1/2 avocado and add.

  7. Top with flaked coconut + pumpkin seeds.


Chef tip:

If there is one flavor you're sensitive too - like  sweetness or spice, just skip it, or use less and add to taste. Tahini + lemon are the base, everything else can be adjusted.


Nutrition tip: 

Tahini is made of ground sesame seeds which are rich in Vitamin E. Hello beautiful, silky skin and hair and all things you want to have that nice glow about them :)

Plus with the super healthy fats of avocado + coconut, you'll keep your energy stable and you'll be glowing all day.