Turkish red cabbage salad, also known as “Kırmızı Lahana Salatası” in Turkish, is a vibrant and delicious salad made with red cabbage as the main ingredient. It is a very popular salad in Turkish cuisine and is often served as a side dish.

Turkish Red Cabbage Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 small red cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (optional, for garnish)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional, for garnish)

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • 1 teaspoon ground sumac
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Turkish Red Cabbage Salad Recipe:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced red cabbage, red onion, grated carrot, and chopped parsley. Toss them together until well mixed.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, pomegranate molasses, ground sumac, ground cumin, salt, and pepper.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cabbage mixture. Toss them well to ensure all the vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing. Allow the salad to marinate for at least 30 minutes preferably in the fridge to let the flavors meld together.
  4. Before serving, garnish the salad with pomegranate sauce and slivered almonds for an extra crunchy appeal.
  5. Serve Turkish Red Cabbage Salad as a refreshing side dish with grilled meats or kebabs.

You may also add other ingredients such as diced apples, raisins or chopped mint leaves.

If you like mezze recipes you may also check the delicious Turkish smoked eggplant salad recipe.