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Lahanosalata: A Traditional Greek Cabbage Salad

Lahanosalata is the name of the traditional Greek cabbage salad! Today, I had chicken fillet and I didn’t know what to eat it with. I wasn’t in the mood to cook anything complicated as a side dish. So, I decided to prepare a lahanosalata!

For this specific lahanosalata recipe you need cabbage, carrots, Greek olive oil, balsamic (or vinegar), feta (optional), oregano, garlic powder, and salt. It took me less than 20 minutes to make it and was a splendid idea. I had forgotten how ambrosial this salad tastes. This was so delightful, I ended up eating all of the salad and didn’t eat the chicken fillet! This Greek cabbage salad can be a side dish to any meat meal. Actually, it is so hearty, it is an ideal dinner choice. One tip I would give is to go easy on the salt, as the feta is already salty.

Ideal for your health and your waistline, this lahanosalata recipe serves 2-4 persons and it takes less than 20 minutes to prepare!

Lahanosalata: A Traditional Greek Cabbage Salad

Lahanosalata – Ingredients

  • 1/2 of a cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 tablespoons of Greek olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of balsamic
  • 100 g of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Lahanosalata – Instructions

  1. Start making lahanosalata by removing the tough outer leaves from cabbage. Cut in half. Cut one-half of cabbage into thin slivers.
  2. Take a bowl. Place cabbage thin slivers. Add water. Replace water a couple of times.
  3. Cut carrots into small pieces. Add in the food mixer. Mix well.
  4. Drain cabbage slivers. Take a salad bowl. Add cabbage and grated carrots.
  5. Add salt and garlic powder. Stir well the lahanosalata.
  6. Add crumbled feta. Add olive oil, balsamic and water. Mix ingredients well.
  7. Taste to see if more salt is needed. Add to taste. Mix again.
  8. Allow flavors to mix for 5 minutes.
  9. Ready to serve.

I hope you like this Greek cabbage salad. Stay tuned for more easy Greek salad recipes. Enjoy!

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