Lahanosalata (Greek Cabbage Slaw / Salad)

Lahanosalata (Greek Cabbage Slaw / Salad)

Time: 10 mins


  • 1 head light green cabbage, about 1 . 5 lbs
  • 2 cups grated carrots (grated on large holes of box grater)
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or to taste)
  • salt
  • 1 very finely minced garlic clove (optional)
  • feta cheese (optional)


  • 1 Core the cabbage and shred as for making traditional coleslaw.
  • 2 Put the cabbage and carrot in a large bowl. Toss well.
  • 3 In a small bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic (if using).
  • 4 Add salt to taste.
  • 5 Just prior to serving, pour over the salad and toss to coat.
  • 6 Adjust seasonings and olive oil or lemon juice as needed.
  • 7 Note: This is really lovely served with a generous hunk of feta cheese - either crumbled in, or served alongside so you can nibble on pieces of creamy cheese between bites of crispy salad.
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