Lachano Salata (Cabbage Salad)
Recipe type: Salad/Starter
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4-6
Lachano salata is a refreshing crunchy salad made of thick cuts of cabbage, jalapenos, leeks, and limes. Add more jalapenos for extra spiciness, or omit them altogether.
  • 1 head of cabbage, finely shredded
  • 4 medium leeks,
  • 4 jalapenos, diced
  • ⅓ cup cilantro
  • 5 limes, juiced
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut and remove the stem and core of the cabbage. Clean and slice the cabbage in half and slice each half to create quarters.
  2. Thinly slice the cabbage into strips.
  3. Cut and discard the roots of the leeks, using just the white and a small portion of green parts only. Carefully clean the remainder of the leeks, and cut them into rounds.
  4. Halve the jalapenos and remove the seeds. Dice into small pieces.
  5. Add cabbage, leeks and jalapenos into a bowl.
  6. Combine the limejuice, olive oil, and salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk together.
  7. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and top with cilantro and serve.
Recipe by Eleni Saltas at