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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

91 calories; 2.6 g protein; 11.9 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 35.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2006
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/07/2006
This was bland and horrible! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
07/04/2006
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. Read More
(20)
Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2014
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2006
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2015
I will make again. I love Cilantro and loved the fresh taste but you must let it sit for several hours and add plenty of salt and pepper the flavors need time to meld. Also the cabbage must be a very fine shred I use nappa cabbage in long fine shreds. Very light and fresh. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/07/2006
This was bland and horrible! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/01/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/26/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/13/2015
This one is really bland even with fresh lemon juice. I added a finely minced serano pepper (from my garden) salt and a tsp of cumin. Improved it but still not remarkable. Read More