A Croatian recipe of crunchy shredded white cabbage salad called Kupus Salata, that has been is tossed through a simple caraway seed vinegar dressing. An ideal side to any savory meal.
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😋Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- Makes a great side to so many meals such as rice, pastas, soups and more
- Can be made oil-free
- This is like a mayonnaise free slaw
- Easy and quick - ready in minutes
What is Kupus Salata?
Kupus Salata translates from Croatian into "Cabbage Salad" in English. There are different versions across the Balkan countries.
Made with shredded cabbage that has been tossed through caraway seeds, white vinegar, olive oil, black pepper and salt.
It pairs with most meals, making it an ideal go-to side.
My Croatian Brother In Law taught me how to make this recipe as a comparison to my Malfouf salad, which is the Lebanese equivalent. They are similar.
✔️Ingredients You’ll Need
Notes on some of the ingredients, the full list of ingredients and their measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
White cannonball cabbage, though technically light green is shredded or finely sliced.
Caraway seeds are a key flavor, similar to aniseed (though aniseed has a stronger flavoring). These will soften when the dressing is added. These can be found in the spice section of your local supermarket or online here (affiliate link).
A simple dressing of white vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, black pepper and salt.
🥬How To Make White Cabbage Salad
Step 1 In a large bowl massage (macerate) the shredded cabbage, until it has softened.
Step 2 Toss through the caraway seeds and dressing. Serve cold.
⭐ Pro Tips
If using shredded cabbage, only slightly massage the cabbage until it feel just soft.
You can make this ahead of time. It will store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. The longer it sits, the softer and juicer it will be.
I have been leaving out the olive oil to suit my diet.
Use ground caraway instead of the seeds. Start with half the amount listed in this recipe and adjust.
Try adding a spoonful of mayonnaise without egg to the dressing.
Place in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up approximately 3-4 days. The longer it is stored, the juicer it gets.
This side is ideal to pair with nearly any savory meal.
You might also love my flavorsome vegan brussel sprouts recipe.
Or another simple side salad is my tomato and onion salad with sumac
Did you make this? I'd love to know! Leave me a comment below with a ★★★★★ rating or tag @plantbasedfolk on social media.
Kupus Salata (Croatian White Cabbage Salad)
- In a large bowl massage (macerate) the shredded cabbage, until it has softened.¼ small-medium Cabbage
- Toss through the caraway seeds and dressing. Serve cold.1 tablespoon White vinegar, 1 tablespoon Olive oil, 1 teaspoon Caraway seeds, ¼ teaspoon Cracked black pepper, ½ teaspoon Salt
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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