Are you making a meat dinner and you have no idea what salad to serve it with? Maybe you will be tempted by this delicious white cabbage salad with garlic dressing.
White cabbage is available all year long but the best cabbage to use in the salad is raw, new cabbage available at the beginning of the season. The advantage of such new cabbage is that it is softer and crispier than the one that is stored over the winter.
In general, the best salads are those made from fresh, new vegetables. Apart from the cabbage, this salad also contains other vegetables such carrot, parsley and red pepper. I recommend you this salad as a dinner side dish.
Ingredients for cabbage salad with garlic dressing.
- 500 g raw, new white cabbage
- 1 big carrot
- small bunch of parsley
- 1 small red pepper
- 2 big cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
How to make cabbage salad with garlic dressing.
Shred the cabbage or cut it into thin strips with a knife. Put it in a bowl, pat it lightly with your hands and leave it for a couple of minutes.
Peel the carrots, cut them into sticks or grate them on a large-mesh grater.
Chop the parsley finely.
Wash the peppers and cut them into small cubes.
Press the garlic through a garlic press and place it in a cup. Add salt, lemon juice, pepper and oil to it, then mix.
Combine the cabbage, peppers, parsley and carrots in a bowl. Pour the dressing from the cup over the ingredients in the bowl and mix gently. Serve the salad fresh as an addition to dinner dishes.
Good to know when making cabbage salad with garlic dressing.
Do not wash the cabbage before you cut it, only remove its outer leaves. Wet cabbage will remain wet in the salad and it will taste terrible.
After cutting the cabbage, do not tap it too hard, do it just very lightly. The cabbage should soften a little, but at the same time, it should not release its juice.
Do you like salads with cabbage? If so, try our recipe for Quick pickled cabbage.