Carrot, Cabbage and Sprouted Sunflower Seed Salad Recipe

carrot and cabbage with activated sunflower seeds salad and an avacado

Quick and cheap raw salad that is a complete and filling meal. I often had this for lunch when I worked in an office.

It will last 2-3 days in the fridge so I made half a weeks lunches at a time. It’s best to cut up the avocado just before eating.

For the cider vinegar it’s best to use raw unpasteurised and unfiltered as it has the most goodness in but apple or white wine will give a similar flavour.

I use red cabbage for this as the bright red colour is very appealing but it works just as well with white.

The sunflower seeds are activated / soaked in water to make them easier to digest (removes enzyme inhibitors). They need to be soaked and drained for at least 10 minutes.

If you have time its best to soak overnight and then drain and leave to stand for a few hours to for them to start opening up. Don’t worry if you can’t – I’m rarely that well prepared.

carrot and cabbage with activated sunflower seeds
Yield: 1 large salad

Sunflower Seed Salad

carrot and cabbage with activated sunflower seeds salad and an avacado

A high protein vegan salad that tastes amazing with sprouted sunflower seeds, veggies and avocado.

A total complete meal that will keep you filled for hours. I often have this salad for lunch.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 50g sunflower seeds, soaked at least for 10 mins
  • 1 grated large carrot
  • 1/8th of grated cabbage
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 1 of ginger
  • 1 Avocado
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika


  1. Soak sunflower seeds for 10 mins in warm water then rinse and drain..
  2. Mix together the seeds with the grated carrot and cabbage.
  3. Sprinkle on the ginger, apple cider vinegar, onion and smoked paprika.
  4. Top with a diced avocado and enjoy the sunflower seed salad within 24 hours!


I say use 1/8th of a red cabbage but it varies so much in size, use about the same volume as one large carrot.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 458Total Fat 55gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 45gCholesterol 0mgSodium 3055mgCarbohydrates 38gFiber 22gSugar 8gProtein 16g

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