Turkish Cabbage Salad (Lahana Salata)

Turkish Cabbage Salad (Lahana Salata)

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins
  • Servings: 6
  • About This Recipe

    “We actually had this during our last trip to Turkey.This recipe is incredibly simple and easy to prepare – exactly as it is intended to be.Olives may be used as a garnish, if desired.”


  • 1headcabbage
  • 3carrots, shredded
  • olive oil
  • vinegar orlemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
  • Directions

  • Cut the cabbage in half and discard the outer tough leaves and the inner core.
  • Cut each half into quarters and wash under cold water.
  • Place each quarter on its side and slice very thin slices with a sharp knife.
  • Place cabbage and carrots in a bowl and dress it with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar or lemon to taste.
  • Toss well with enough dressing to suit your taste and serve.
  • Reviews

  • “simple and like the salad the serve you with Doeneror Koefte in Germany.”

  • “Very Good! I’ve been on a cabbage kick. It has so many health benefits, but can get a little hard to eat in large amounts. I really like this recipe because it isn’t heavily dressed with an unhealhy dressing. I’m looking forward to making it again and adding other veggies. Thanks for posting!”

  • “Easy – I used red cabbage – lovely contrast to the orange carrots.Added just a bit of parsley for more color. Am going to make it for a harvest pot luck coming up.Everyone brings a dish with something out of their garden.We had a bumper crop of red cabbage and also carrots, so I will be making this often.THANKS”

  • “Could not be easier!! I used red wine vinegar. Served with sausages and potatoes.”

  • “Very simple, very nice. Impossible to go wrong with.Add more pepper or some spice if you like an extra kick!”

  • “this was delicious served with Bratwursts from the barbecue.”

  • “Although the ingredients are very simple, this salad is delicious!I added more lemon juice than the recipe calls for because I like things lemony.I made this for my mother, who was visiting, and we ate most of it on the spot!”

  • “I was concerned this might taste as though it was missing something.I needn’t have worried.It’s perfect.”

  • “one of the nicest , freshest , cole slaw type salads we’ve had in a long time. Simple , easy and quick and with flavour too. Thanks for posting, we will be making this again.”

  • “I made this and guessed at the amount of the dressing to put on. I applied just enough to wet the cabbage & carrots. I also used fresh cracked black pepper.DH really liked this one.Thank you Carla! “

  • “Tasty and refreshing! I added 1/2 cup packed spinach leaves cut into ribbons, used both lemon juice and white balsamic vinegar. Added a sprinkle of fresh parsley. Thanks for sharing your easy recipe! PS The olives are a nice garnish with this! “

  • “Carla, I am so sorry I forgot to rate this recipe! This was exactly what I was looking for.I used the preshredded cole slaw mix instead of the cabbage and carrots. Thank you again!”

  • “i love the taste”