The Brunch Dish: Crispy Cabbage Salad at Balaboosta

The Brunch Dish

Brunch menus to do your weekend right.


[Photo: Nikki Goldstein]

Cabbage may be stealing the spotlight that brussel sprouts claimed last year—the unlikely vegetable darling du jour. And I don't need much convincing to order it, especially when it comes to dishes like Balaboosta's crispy cabbage salad ($14 with chicken, $9 without). It's found on both the lunch and brunch menus, and makes the perfect light start to the day—the kind of dish that fills you up, packs a variety of flavors and textures, and doesn't bust a gut. The combo of shredded savoy, romaine, crispy noodles and toasted sliced almonds makes for plenty of crunch, while cumin and a refreshing mint vinaigrette add depth and brightness. Chicken breast—juicy in a mild pesto-like rub—is optional, making the dish a vegan-friendly for those keeping track. Want to keep the drinks virtuous as well? Wash it down with limonana (homemade mint lemonade, $3.50) for good measure.


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