Cabbage Salad with Lemon-Garlic Dressing Recipe -
Cabbage Salad with Lemon-Garlic Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Cabbage Salad with Lemon-Garlic Dressing

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"This recipe was given me by my aunt, who loves Mediterranean cooking. A delicious, refreshing salad made from shredded cabbage and a dressing made from lemon, garlic, olive oil, and cilantro. The proportions I listed will at least start you out with a dressing that's not too strong, but feel free to play around with them. This salad is more of an art than a science."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place the shredded cabbage in a large bowl, and drizzle olive oil over it. Toss until evenly coated. Season with garlic powder, lemon juice and cilantro, and stir to blend in all of the flavors.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 04, 2006

I really like this salad. I had a friend in Cali that used to make it all the time. If you like the fresh taste of cabbage, this is the "cole slaw" for you. However, if you are expecting the traditional mayonnaise tasting dish, this is not for you. Be adventurous and give it a try! I recommend using a little garlic salt to add pizzazz.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 07, 2006

This was bland and horrible!


9 Ratings

Sep 26, 2008

Mix the dressing together in a separate bowl before adding to the cabbage for more even distribution. Freshly minced garlic is so much better. I didn't have cilantro so I used parsley instead. Don't forget the salt and pepper. A good base to add further vegetables to.

Feb 15, 2006

I made this salad for Japanese Tonkatsu (which you can find on this site) I didn't have fresh cilantro so I omitted it, and I added lemon pepper and orange. It might be really good if I followed the recipe exactly. Thank you.

Apr 20, 2014

Good basic recipe for a lighter tasting cole slaw, but it really needs some salt and pepper. Okay, I just rated the actual recipe, not my version. I made this as a garnish for fish tacos. Here's what I did to help make it more interesting after tasting the posted recipe: I added an extra tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon of lemon pepper, salt to taste, and 1/2 t of Splenda to mellow things out. I'm planning to make it again and add some sliced or slivered almonds to make it more interesting. Thanks for posting this. It was an excellent place to start before adjusting it to our tastes. I don't think people get enough credit for sharing their recipes online.

Mar 01, 2008

I didn't really care for the dressing this salad called for. It just tasted like lemon juice to me. I ended up adding Italian dressing to the cabbage and that was pretty good.

Jan 26, 2009

I am always looking for something new to make for my husband and family. This is a side dish I will probably not make again. Wasn't good at all. My husband didn't even eat it and I just ate it cause I had already made it and don't like to put food to waste.


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  • Calories
  • 91 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 4.7 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 5 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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