|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 6-8 (6-8 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 4g||5%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||3%|
|Total Carbohydrate 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||17%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
In Greek: λαχανοσαλάτα, pronounced lah-hah-no-sah-LAH-tah
Cooking what is growing fresh in the garden is one of the tenets of traditional Greek cuisine. Wise Greek cooks say that the best cabbage comes after the first cold snap, so this is a traditional winter salad.
The oil and lemon juice dressing is a matter of taste. I prefer to go light on the oil (just enough to distribute when tossing) and heavy on the lemon juice, but it's a matter of personal preference.
Below is a traditional Greek cabbage salad.
- 1 cabbage (firm, green, approximately 3 pounds)
- 2-3 stalks of celery (wild or cutting celery, or leaves from 1 bunch of stalk celery, chopped)
- 2-3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
- Garnish: salt (coarse sea)
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Gather the ingredients.
- Wash the cabbage, clean off the outer leaves, cut in half, and remove the stem. Using a good sharp serrated knife, slice the cabbage as thinly as possible, cutting enough to fill a large bowl. Add celery and garlic and toss. Salt the salad well using coarse sea salt, set aside, and let the salad rest.
- Immediately before serving, add lemon juice and olive oil, and toss. Taste to find the right balance between the lemon and olive oil.
- Serve in a large salad bowl.
Note: If using the full head of cabbage, start by tossing with 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, and adjust from there.
- The cabbage can also be shredded in a food processor but should be as thin as possible - thinner than a coleslaw.
- 2 grated carrots can also be added for a different taste.