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Saturday, January 28, 2006

Red Cabbage Salad

(Mor Lahana Salatasi)

Red Cabbage Salad
1/2 head of red cabbage
1 tbsp salt

Dressing:
50 ml extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half lemon
1 tsp salt
Pepper

Remove and throw away the white center of the cabbage. Cut it in thin slices (julienne cut) on a wooden board. Put into a large bowl. Sprinkle 1 tbsp salt all over and squeeze the cabbage pieces with your hand. Put aside for at least half an hour. This way the cabbage will soften and won't be bitter.

Rinse, drain and place in a serving dish. Pour the dressing on top and mix well. This salad will taste even better if you let it rest for another half hour.

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11 Comments:

At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

At the restaurant where I was introduced to Turkish food, this was served with all the meat dishes I tried, along with carrot salad and white cabbage salad. On my many return visits, I looked forward to the cabbage as much as the lamb and beef!

Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Kate

 
At 5:17 AM, Anonymous ruya said...

Im a salad fan but my doc has asked me to stay clear of lemon for a while. Any suggestions for substitutes?
Ruya

Also, is the quince tava recipe in the cookbook?

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Ruya,
You can substitute lemon juice with the pomegranate paste or the Grenadine syrup or Sumac. Also you can make some sour juice from sumac kernels by soaking them into the hot water.
No, it isn't in the book. I've posted Quince Tava after publishing my book:)

 
At 7:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very practical and nutritious.I've served to guests as well.thank you! Zeyneb

 
At 5:02 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this the type of red cabbage that is commonly found in kebab shops?

 
At 11:58 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
Yes, it is:)

 
At 3:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

how long can this be kept in fridge?

 
At 4:31 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Up to 4-5 days like the other raw vegetables.

 
At 3:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thankyou so much for this holy grail recipe

 
At 8:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey. i guess i made the mistake somewhere because my salad is too salty. Any advice?

 
At 10:49 AM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi,
I think you missed the rinse and drain parts just before dressing the salad:)

 

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