This fresh-tasting side salad combines the tastes of a trio of quintessential fall ingredients: soft, sweet napa cabbage, tart green apple, and crunchy fennel. Napa cabbage is a great substitute for iceberg lettuce in... salads. It brings all the nutritional power of the cruciferous veggie family with it. Fennel is no slouch either, soothing the digestion while tasting delicious. And what they say about an apple a day is known.
Pour the dressing into the bottom of a large bowl. Pile the cabbage, fennel, and apple over the dressing. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and toss to mix. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to let the flavors blend. Serve cold.
Try using mild napa cabbage wherever using iceberg lettuce. It will look similar and taste sweet, but it packs a nutritional punch iceberg lettuces can only dream of.