Lahanosalata (Greek Cabbage Slaw / Salad)

"This is a very fresh-tasting cabbage salad - very unlike the slaws you're probably used to. Comes together in no time at all (especially if you use one of those bags of slaw mixes)."
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  • Core the cabbage and shred as for making traditional coleslaw.
  • Put the cabbage and carrot in a large bowl. Toss well.
  • In a small bowl mix the olive oil, lemon juice and garlic (if using).
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Just prior to serving, pour over the salad and toss to coat.
  • Adjust seasonings and olive oil or lemon juice as needed.
  • 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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  1. Katanashrp
    I was looking to make a slaw without mayo and stumbled upon this recipe. Let me just say that my BF and I ate the whole thing in one day! We just couldn't get enough. Next summer this will be my go-to slaw for potlucks and BBQ's. I very highly recommend this recipe to everyone. Thank you evelyn.
  2. Mommy Diva
    Deliciously fresh, quick and different! Went nicely with our Greek meal. **Made for ZWT4**.
  3. iLuv2cook 2
    YUM~ Made this the other day and we all enjoyed this with our dinner. Very refreshing and different! Thanks ChefEv!


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