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Hands scooping out greek cabbage salad with serving spoons

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

3 -4

This Greek cabbage salad is the perfect recipe for a BBQ, or any time. It is healthy, flavorful, and a great spin on traditional coleslaw.

This Greek cabbage salad is the perfect side dish. Think of it as a Greek coleslaw. It’s full of flavor from the herbs, and of course, the addition of olives. Add it to a sandwich, burger, or eat it on its own. You’ll want to devour this up.

Bowl of Greek cabbage salad with serving spoons in it

Why you’ll love this Greek cabbage salad:

  • Versatile: Add this to a burger, as a side, throw in any of your fav veggies, it’s totally adaptable
  • Flavorful: The herbs, olives, and dressing make this Greek cabbage salad so tasty
  • Healthy: Full of wholesome, healthy ingredients

Ingredients:

Cabbage: With 1 gram of fiber for every 10 calories, cabbage is so good for your digestion. It’s also full of nutrients that can help with your stomach and intestine health.

Olive: Very high in vitamin E and other powerful antioxidants, olives are so good for you and are such a great addition to any recipe.

How to make Greek cabbage salad:

  1. To a large bowl add the shredded cabbage and sprinkle over the salt. Use your hands to massage the cabbage with the salt for a few minutes – this helps to just slightly soften the cabbage.
  2. To the cabbage add all of the remaining ingredients (pepper, olives, feta, dill, olive oil, red wine vinegar and dried oregano) and toss well. Serve and enjoy!
Serving bowl of Greek Cabbage Salad

Expert Tips & FAQ:

What is a traditional Greek salad made of? Red onion, green pepper, olives, feta, tomatoes, and cucumber, with a red wine vinegar and oregano dressing. It’s fresh, and it’s delicious.

What is the difference between coleslaw and cabbage? Coleslaw is made from cabbage and often includes other shredded veggies like carrots and a creamy or vinegar-based dressing.

Why is my Greek salad watery? Cucumbers hold onto a ton of moisture, as do tomatoes. It’s best if you make Greek salad fresh to avoid it getting too watery.

Are olives and feta healthy? Like anything, in moderation. Olives provide nutrients and antioxidants, while feta provides calcium and a series of vitamins.

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Hands scooping out greek cabbage salad with serving spoons

Greek Cabbage Salad

5 from 9 votes
This Greek cabbage salad is the perfect recipe for a BBQ, or any time. It is healthy, flavorful, and a great spin on traditional coleslaw.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Greek
Cuisine Greek
Servings 3 -4
Calories 275 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • To a large bowl add the shredded cabbage and sprinkle over the salt. Use your hands to massage the cabbage with the salt for a few minutes – this helps to just slightly soften the cabbage.
  • To the cabbage add all of the remaining ingredients (pepper, olives, feta, dill, olive oil, red wine vinegar and dried oregano) and toss well. Serve and enjoy!

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Notes

  • This would make an incredibly delicious side for our Greek Chicken Souvlaki
  • If you love the simplicity of this salad, you’ll love our Maroulosalata salad recipe
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 275kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.1g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 24.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15.6g | Cholesterol: 16.7mg | Sodium: 909.5mg | Fiber: 4.5g | Sugar: 5.1g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Maggie Dieter

5 stars
This was so delicious and easy! We used a food processor to chop everything which made it even quicker. Pairs great with the lemon sheet pan salmon.

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much for the love, Maggie!

Siena Blackwell

do you recommend regular green cabbage or Napa?

Maria Koutsogiannis

regular, we would have specified napa! Thank you for asking.

Liz C

5 stars
This was delicious and so easy

Maria Koutsogiannis

Thank you so much, Liz!

jane

5 stars
this was really easy to make. and there’s something so satisfying about massaging the cabbage with the salt!

Maria Koutsogiannis

right! use this same technique with kale and it’ll blow your mind!

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