Stewed Cabbage With Mint Recipe (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
(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.