Cabbage Salad with Parsley and Mint
I know I say this every year, but how is it Pesach already? Well, believe it or not, recipes are popping up everywhere for the perfect Passover food. Today’s recipe is for my Herby Cabbage salad! This salad is super refreshing on a warm spring day and very simple to put together. You may be thinking that this might be TOO simple to serve during a Pesach meal, but I say why not! Why does Pesach food have to be super carb-heavy, like you’re constantly in a food coma for 8 days straight? And what about all that leftover parsley from seder?
I know most people that use parsley for “Karpas” use the curly variety, and by all means, that works great in this salad! The perfect combo of sweet and crunchy cabbage, sharp but mild green onion (or use thinly sliced red onion, if you prefer), tart and acidic lemon juice, salt, pepper, olive oil and of course, a boat-load of herbs. I LOVE using fresh mint in so many recipes and this combo with the cabbage works so well. Add in some chopped cucumber, or maybe some fresh chives or basil too (just be sure you wash everything well). This would also be good with a splash of apple cider vinegar
Maybe you have some leftover romaine that you use as “Maror” from seder night? Chop that up and add it in there too! With salads, anything goes.
Simple. Delicious. Now those are words we can all live by!
Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and blessed Pesach – Chag Sameach everyone!
- 1 10 oz. bag Shredded red cabbage
- 1/4 cup (or 1 handful) Fresh mint, chopped
- 1/4 cup (or 1 handful) Fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/4 cup Mayo homemade or store-bought
- 1/4 Fresh lemon
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 tsp Garlic powder
- 3 Green onions, sliced thin
In a large bowl, add cabbage, chopped mint, chopped parsley and sliced green onion.
Add mayo to a small bowl and mix in salt, pepper, garlic powder and lemon juice and mix well.
Pour dressing over the salad - make 1 hour ahead of serving so the dressing has time to marry with the cabbage and herbs.
Serve with matzah and toppings, like feta, cucumber and dill, cream cheese and smoked salmon, or quinoa hummus and sliced beet!