I never thought a salad with such simple ingredients and dressing can be so delicious. I love that the salad uses ingredients that are all pretty much always on hand and in your kitchen. Freshly shredded cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers with a light homemade dressing. So delicious.
This salad recipe is one I learned from the Uzbek kitchen from my mother in law. Yes, it’s pretty universal and I am sure we have something similar in Ukraine but I love their combination. It’s a great choice when you need a quick and good healthy salad but you don’t want to spend hours preparing it. A simple salad with cucumbers, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro with a simple olive oil dressing. This is great with some Ukrainian Bacon and Mushroom Chicken or even a Meat and Potato Casserole and of course fresh Uzbek Lepyoshki.. 🙂
(P.S. This was one of my very first posts, I’m just bumping it to the front so don’t judge the photography skills here;)..)
Ingredients for Spring Salad:
1 1/2 cups packed shredded cabbage.
2 medium tomatoes
1/2 English cucumber (or 2 small cucumbers)
1/2 medium red onion
1/4 cup cilantro
1/4 cup dill
5 Tbsp olive oil
1-2 tsp vinegar
Salt, pepper to taste
How to make Spring Salad:
Shred the cabbage with Mandoline Slicer (as fine as you can,). (No need to jam the cabbage into the measuring cups, just lightly pack.) Cut the cucumber in half and slice. Slice the tomato in half and into thin slices. (Or whatever side you like.) Slice the red onion very thin. Chop the dill and cilantro. place ingredients in a serving bowl.
Combine the olive oil and vinegar. (If you like the taste of vinegar add 2 teaspoons of vinegar, if not just add one.) Add a top all the ingredients. Salt and pepper the salad. Mix. Serve immediately.
Simple as that. Enjoy..
Easy spring salad with cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion.
- 1 1/2 cups packed shredded cabbage.
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1/2 English cucumber (or 2 small cubes)
- 1/2 medium red onion
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1/4 cup dill
- 5 Tbsp olive oil
- 1-2 tsp vinegar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
Shred the cabbage. (No need to jam the cabbage into the measuring cups, just lightly pack.)
Cut the cucumber in half and slice.
Slice the tomato in half and into thin slices. (Or whatever side you like.)
Slice the red onion very thin.
Chop the dill and cilantro.
Combine the olive oil and vinegar pour over the ingredients. Salt and pepper the salad. Mix. Serve immediately.
Simple as that. Enjoy..