winter cabbage salad

Winter Cabbage Salad

In ancient Greece, cabbage was cooked with coriander and rue then sprinkled with honeyed vinegar. Romans believed eating cabbage could cure a hangover, and also used it as a laxative. This is a classic winter Greek salad, known as Lahano Salata.

1 head of cabbage
1 fennel bulb
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
¼ cup fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons mustard powder
2 teaspoons fennel seed
2 teaspoons coriander seeds

Slice the cabbage and fennel into thin strips. Place in large bowl.

Grind spices together to combine well in mortar and pestle. In a small bowl, add spices to vinegar and stir to combine. Add oil and whisk together completely with a fork.

Pour dressing over cabbage and fennel, add fresh thyme leaves and toss well to coat evenly. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, until ready to serve.

Serves 6

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