Turkish Cabbage Salad (Lahana Salata)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

We actually had this during our last trip to Turkey. This recipe is incredibly simple and easy to prepare - exactly as it is intended to be. Olives may be used as a garnish, if desired.


  1. Cut the cabbage in half and discard the outer tough leaves and the inner core.
  2. Cut each half into quarters and wash under cold water.
  3. Place each quarter on its side and slice very thin slices with a sharp knife.
  4. Place cabbage and carrots in a bowl and dress it with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar or lemon to taste.
  5. Toss well with enough dressing to suit your taste and serve.


Most Helpful

simple and like the salad the serve you with Doener or Koefte in Germany.

bur0203 December 15, 2012

Very Good! I've been on a cabbage kick. It has so many health benefits, but can get a little hard to eat in large amounts. I really like this recipe because it isn't heavily dressed with an unhealhy dressing. I'm looking forward to making it again and adding other veggies. Thanks for posting!

Lucky in Bayview November 02, 2011

Easy - I used red cabbage - lovely contrast to the orange carrots. Added just a bit of parsley for more color. Am going to make it for a harvest pot luck coming up. Everyone brings a dish with something out of their garden. We had a bumper crop of red cabbage and also carrots, so I will be making this often. THANKS

Wickedgood@Maine October 10, 2008

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