Low GI Apple and Cabbage Salad

This is such an easy and extremely tasty salad and is a great accompaniment to any braai (barbecued) meal.

Low GI Apple and Cabbage Salad


1 red apple
1 green apple
10 – 20ml lemon juice
500ml cabbage finely chopped or grated

60ml plain low fat yoghurt
125ml low oil salad cream or mayonnaise
10ml sunflower seeds
4 lettuce leaves


  1. Wash the apples but do not peel them.  Slice thinly and sprinkle with the lemon juice to avoid them discolouring.
  2. Add the apple to the cabbage and mix.
  3. Mix all the dressing ingredients and add 5ml -15ml sugar if it is too tart.
  4. Pour the dressing over the apple and cabbage and mix.
  5. Place in a container, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  6. Serve on the lettuce leaves.


Submitted by:  Desiree Visagie, Johannesburg