Lebanese Red Cabbage Salad

Not a slaw, not a chopped salad- this very simply dressed salad is the perfect accompaniment to Middle Eastern foods.
Lebanese Red Cabbage Salad

Lebanese Red Cabbage Salad

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

7.23.14

Bill and I recently were down in Cincinnati using up a restaurant coupon to a Lebanese restaurant we had never been to before called Cafe Mediterranean.

He had ordered some salmon in grape leaves and a similar salad was also on the plate. I tasted it since he said how much he liked it, It was fairly simple, albeit theirs did not have kale.

So recently when I was making ground lamb shish kebabs, I knew this was just the thing to go with. I hadn’t planned as such to put the kale in there, but I had a bunch from the local farmer’s market and felt it would add a ton of great color, as well as making it even healthier.

This doesn’t have a flavor like coleslaw if you were wondering. It is a bit zippy from the lemon (as is usual in Middle Eastern recipes) but not overly so. The za’atar spice adds a  little bit of depth of flavor to it. It is great as an unobtrusive side for a pita sandwich, and if you are daring, you can also use this as a topping for your meat on pita. Either way it is sure to please.

Lebanese Red Cabbage Salad

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 2hr 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Lebanese Red Cabbage Salad
Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1 medium carrot, finely shredded
  • 4-5 kale leaves, finely shredded (about 1.5 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon za’atar spice
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • lemon slices to garnish (optional)

Method:

  1. Whisk together dressing and toss with vegetables.

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Lebanese Red Cabbage Salad
served with
Ground Lamb Shish Kebabs on Pita
Ground Lamb Shish Kebas on Pita

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