Stewed Cabbage With Mint (Lahano Katsarolas)

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  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 0 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
643 Calories
55g Fat
38g Carbs
7g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 643
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 55g 70%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 646mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Protein 7g
Calcium 202mg 16%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

The word katsarolas (in Greek: λάχανο κατσαρόλας, pronounced: LAH-hah-no kat-sah-ROHL-lahs) means cooked in a pot, and for this dish of Stewed Cabbage with Mint, a soup or stew pot or a dutch oven works well. The interesting taste combination is a delight as a side dish or meatless main dish.


  • 2 onions (finely chopped)
  • 2 cloves of garlic (finely chopped or sliced)
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 1/4 pounds of cabbage (outer leaves removed, cut in medium chunks)
  • 2 tomatoes (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 2 whole cloves

Steps to Make It

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent.

  2. Add cabbage and stir for about 5 minutes.

  3. Add all remaining ingredients (tomato, mint, salt, pepper, cloves) and enough water to cover by about 1/2 inch.

  4. Bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat and simmer (slow boil) for 45 minutes.