I’m going to share a healthy cabbage & snap pea salad recipe with you but first I want to share with you how I came across this recipe.

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The kids and I enjoy going to the park a lot during the summer. We have a lot of great local programs here in the valley that we like to take advantage of.

  1. Our local library comes around to some of the parks on designated days and they read to the kids, they often have activities for them and you can borrow a book as well.
  2. The City of Boise provides a free service called Boise Mobile Rec. This is a program where they come again to designated parks at certain times and play games with the kids for 2 hours at a time. They play great games like capture the flag, mad ball and night at the museum, just to name a few.
  3. The Idaho Foodbank also delivers free lunches to designated parks each weekday for kids 18 and under, the program is called Picnic in the Park.
  4. This year while we were at one of the parks some people from The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) came and had some healthy snacks and a mobile education truck.

SNAP made the cabbage & snap pea salad below and the kids loved it! This past weekend my nephew got baptized and when my sister-in-law said she was making pulled pork for the celebration afterward. I was trying to think of a tasty, healthy side to bring and I remembered this salad. It has such a fresh taste and I thought it would go great as a “coleslaw” with the pulled pork.

Cabbage & Snap Pea Salad


  • 8 oz sugar snap peas, trimmed & halved
  • half a head of purple cabbage
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced*
  • 3 Tbs lime juice (about 1 lime, if it is juicy)
  • 2 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste


Steam peas over 2 inches of boiling water, stirring once, until crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl filled with ice water for a few minutes to stop the cooking process. Then place on a plate lined with a paper towel to dry. Chop cabbage to your desired size. I threw mine in the food processor with the grater attachment, SNAP served theirs chopped.

Whisk lime juice, oil, cilantro, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add radishes, peas & cabbage then toss to coat. Serve chilled.

* I use a mandolin to slice my radishes super thin and uniform. Plus it makes it easy and quick.


The salad was as good as I remember it being and the kids still enjoyed it, as well as the adults. Plus it is so vibrant and colorful with my two favorite colors. 😉

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Picture of a Cabbage and Snap Pea Salad - Shredded purple cabbage with sugar snap peas and radishes


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