Shredded Green Cabbage Salad with Lemon and Garlic

This light, tangy salad could not be simpler: shredded green cabbage tossed with lemon, garlic, olive oil and salt. Wonderful with fish, the salad is also a popular accompaniment to kaftah, or Middle Eastern braised ground beef.

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  • Servings: 8


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 pounds green cabbage, cored and finely shredded
  • Kosher salt

How to make this recipe

  1. In a mortar, pound the garlic to a puree. Stir in the lemon juice and olive oil.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the cabbage with the dressing. Season with salt and toss again. Serve right away or lightly chilled.

Contributed By Photo © Christopher Testani Published December 2007

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Aggregate Rating value: 4

Review Count: 4998

Worst Rating: 0

Best Rating: 5

Author Name: Alex Bresse

Review Body: It's actually supposed to have a little bit of white pepper also. Traditionally that's how it's made. Also I recommend a little more garlic and a slight bit more lemon than olive oil. Also when smashing the garlic it's suggested you put some salt in the mortar with the garlic.

Date Published: 2016-06-21

Author Name: Belinda Janet Osborne

Review Body: Greetings!  This Cabbage Salad Is Simply Delicious!  I wanted a nice, cool salad for this very hot day and this recipe was the one that has all the ingredients I had at hand!  Good, Clean Food!  Scrumdiddalylumptious!  Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!  Love it, Love it, Love It!

Review Rating: 5

Date Published: 2016-09-27