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Cabbage & Lettuce Salad

Updated on July 24, 2015
Shredded cabbage and lettuce salad
Shredded cabbage and lettuce salad

This crunchy fresh salad is inspired from Italian tradition and usually served at holiday gatherings. At our house we make it more often, because it is a fabulous alternative to traditional salads and so quick and easy to assemble: 4 vegetables and a splash of oil and vinegar.

But wait, there is a magic formula that goes with that. The cabbage and lettuce must be super fresh and crisp and be slivered as thinly as possible. The carrot is shredded with a potato peeler or shredder, the celery thinly sliced. Mix that all together in a large bowl.

Add the salt, oil and vinegar only before serving if you prefer very light and crisp salad. I like when all the flavors amalgamate overnight in the refrigerator. If some prefer more oil or vinegar they can add it to their plates.

It is important that the salt is added and mixed into the shredded veggies first. Also, the extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar must be of the best quality available to make the flavors pop. Using any-old-oil in any salad will effectively ruin it. So if none is at hand, do what I do, mayonnaise it!

Close-up of cabbage & lettuce salad
Close-up of cabbage & lettuce salad

No cooking

  • Prep time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 10 min
  • Yields: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 1/2 large iceberg lettuce, thinly sliced or slivered
  • 1/4 small green cabbage, thinly sliced or slivered
  • 1 carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 (optional) radishes, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Wash all of the vegetables, remove excess water and peel the carrot.
  2. Shred, sliver and slice the veggies into a large bowl.
  3. Add the salt to the shredded veggies and mix it in well.
  4. Just before serving add the oil and vinegar and toss with salad tongs.
  5. The trick is to use fresh, quality ingredients, shred and slice the veggies as thinly as possible, then add the quantity of dressing you prefer.

Cabbage & Lettuce Salad

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Alternatives makes this salad more festive!

Fresh from the garden sliced English cucumber and Fresh-picked raisin tomatoes. Oil the tomatoes, sprinkle with coarse salt.
Fresh from the garden sliced English cucumber and Fresh-picked raisin tomatoes. Oil the tomatoes, sprinkle with coarse salt.
On the side add-on for those cucumber & tomato lovers. Mixing the cabbage & lettuce salad with these will create too much water. It is best to add them to your bowl at serving time.
On the side add-on for those cucumber & tomato lovers. Mixing the cabbage & lettuce salad with these will create too much water. It is best to add them to your bowl at serving time.

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      Being summer, I am looking for new salad recipes.

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      Carol Houle 3 years ago from Montreal

      @Iris Houle: Thanks Iris. I heard that you like making it, too. Can you believe 77 persons have viewed this recipe in just 6 days since I posted it? What a pleasant surprise!

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      Iris Houle 3 years ago

      i look forward to this salad everytime i eat at your house. it's refreshing, and yummy! because it's so refreshing it acompanies everything, from any pasta dish, meat, and veggie dishes. my favorite!thanks for the receipe.

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      Carol Houle 3 years ago from Montreal

      @RoadMonkey: We use the weed whacker. Just kidding. My husband slices it with a large knife. I can never get it as thin as his, but luckily it tastes just as good when I slice it.

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      What a great looking salad! It looks so fresh and tasty. I know some of mine won't eat celery (though I love it) but sliced as thinly as this, they won't notice it. I was wondering how you got everything sliced so thinly - hadn't seen salad slicers before. I think I might treat myself at the end of the month!