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Cabbage Salad Recipe

cabbage salad recipe

Cabbage salad is one of our go to favorite salads and we eat it almost weekly. A local middle eastern restaurant makes it and i’m not lying, we order it to go on occasion all by itself just to have it on hand. I figured I could easily re-create it and I did (minus tomato), and it disappears any time I make it. This is a super easy cabbage salad recipe. Truth be told the prep is the “hard” part.

healthy cabbage salad

The best part? Unlike other salads it doesn’t get soggy and stays delicious for a few days (as long as you store it in glassware). It is super lemony and garlicky and I have no idea why it is so addicting. We can’t stop eating it and fill up on it often. I’ll even have some ready to ease my late night hunger, because you know you really want something like chips at night but will regret it the next morning.

What also makes it lemony is the sumac. Sumac is a sour spice that has a purplish red color. It’s absolutely delicious, even on roasted veggies, chicken, mushrooms etc…if you don’t have it part of your cabinet I definitely recommend getting some. If you don’t have a middle eastern store next to you, you can find some at Maureen Abood’s Market. For the mint, I usually make my own, but you can readily find it at any store.

cabbage salad recipes

This salad recipe is so healthy and full of cancer fighting properties. Cabbage is an important cruciferous vegetable that is amazing for your digestive track, helps youย stay fuller longer, is low in calories, and while purple cabbage has more Vitamin A than green cabbage, one cup of either will give you 4% of your daily intake for 8 vitamins and minerals. So, this usually ignored vegetable should really be part of your weekly rotation.

easy cabbage salad

So please guys, don’t just stick your cabbage in a pool of mayo. This healthy and refreshing version of coleslaw should be in constant rotation. Plus, I have no doubt that when you take one bite of it you will be just as addicted as we are.

Healthy Cabbage Salad Recipe

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Mira



  • 2 cups green cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup white onion, sliced
  • 1 cup parsley, roughly chopped


  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 6 tbsp fresh lemon juice (2 small lemons)
  • 1 tsp sumac
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste


  1. Add all the prepared greens in a bowl and mix well.

  2. In a small bowl, add the smashed garlic then the lemon juice. Mix. Then, add the sumac, mint and salt. Mix.

  3. At the end add the olive oil and mix it all well.

  4. Pour the dressing over the greens and using tongs mix the salad till everything is distributed well.

Recipe Notes

The salad is delicious right away, but I recommend letting it sit in the fridge for half an hour so all the flavors come together.

This tastes great even a few days later, so I always make extra!

The salad is extra oniony and garlicky, if you have an issue with too much of either, halve the amount of garlic or onion.

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  1. Printed and ready to try this weekend! I am really trying to incorporate more veggie recipes in fun ways that keep my family interested and happy! Thanks for this one.

  2. This sounds like a great light lunch or side! I have yet to try sumac, but from hearing it described on the Food Network, I think I would love it.

    1. I eat it on its own for a late dinner all the time. You know, when you are hungry but don’t want the calories late at night. Filling and delish!