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Greek Cabbage Salad

Today’s recipe is a really great side dish that will complement almost anything you serve. Cabbage salad is incredibly simple, crunchy and tart, and everyone loves it. It is just the right vegetable to balance out any big main dish. In fact, once you try it you’ll realize that it’s the perfect accompaniment to just about anything at any time of year.

The key to really making this work is massaging the cabbage a little bit so that it softens up before you eat it. This helps it absorb the dressing and makes it the perfect texture for eating. People often worry that cabbage is too tough – but once you give it a little massage and then some good dressing it works out beautifully and tastes incredible.

I learned to make this recipe from my mother, she used to make it for us all the time. Like a lot of Greek recipes this likely originated when someone had a cabbage and some fresh citrus growing in their garden. The ingredients are simple and fresh, which, in my opinion, is the best kind of recipe since it comes straight from the soil.

We hope you enjoy this salad with your family soon, it really is one you’ll turn to again and again! Enjoy!

Greek Cabbage Salad

This is an easy, delicious salad that accompanies a lot of my meals. It comes together quickly in a bowl, and it goes with almost everything you can think of. If you are looking for the simplest salad you can possibly make – this is it!

Makes 4 servings

  • ½ head cabbage, core removed

  • 1 cup shredded carrot

  • 1 tbsp salt

  • ½ tsp pepper

  • 1 lemon juiced

  • 1/3 cup olive oil

  1. Finely chop the cabbage and add it to large bowl. Add the shredded carrot to the cabbage.

  2. Sprinkle the salt over the cabbage, then use your clean hands to massage the chopped cabbage and carrots until the cabbage is softened and the juices have been released.

  3. Sprinkle the pepper over the cabbage.

  4. Squeeze the lemon over the cabbage, then add the olive oil. Toss everything well and serve

Nikki Glekas is the owner of Nikki Glekas Events, a full-service catering and events company located in Stamford, CT.. To discuss further please contact or call 203.658.8659.

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