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Elegant, Delicious Simplicity with Traditional Cabbage
Cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable, thus its consumption is believed to help prevent cancer.
Slice cabbage as finely as possible, rinse it under very hot water, spin it dry, then dress it with oil, vinegar, and the seasonings of your choice. Your dressed cabbage will, of course, be ready to eat immediately, but the longer you let this traditional European salad marinate, the better it will taste, and its texture will be very pleasant.
Variations on the Cabbage Salad Theme
For Mexican flavour, add a little lime juice; sliced, roasted jalapeños and some chopped cilantro to your marinated cabbage.
A delicious Cypriot village salad will have finely sliced cabbage and/or lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, feta cheese and some Kalamata olives.
A French salad with cabbage contains chunks Comte cheese, walnuts, lemon juice and olive oil.
© M-J de Mesterton, February 12th, 2010