Cabbage Salad

Fresh cabbage features in many salads in Poland, the following much loved version can be made throughout the year.

In English the word coleslaw is used for a cabbage salad – this word is from the Dutch koolsla –  kool – cabbage,  sla – salad.

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Ingredients

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I like to use Light or Original
  • 1 or 2 carrots
  • Hard white cabbage – around a quarter or half a medium one
  • 1 eating apple – red skinned is nice for colour
  • 1 onion – I like to use a red one for colour
  • Mayonnaise
  • Lemon juice – optional
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Method

I always start by grating the carrot using a large grater and then cut the cabbage into fine strands so that I have equal quantities of orange and white.  Put these into a large mixing bowl.

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I find that 1 carrot is often enough for the amount I need. In the photo below 2 carrots were used to make a larger amount of salad.

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  • Chop the onion into small pieces and add this to the bowl.
  • Grate the apple including the skin and add this to the bowl.
  • Add several tablespoons of mayonnaise and mix well to coat the mixture.
  • You might want to add a little lemon juice to make the mayonnaise a little thinner.
  • Add some salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve with cold smoked Polish style meats or sausage or with a hot roast or casserole as a good contrast.

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