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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 51.3
  • Total Fat: 0.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 752.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.3 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

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Alexandrian Cabbage Salad

Submitted by: SUNNY112358

Introduction

I have this recipe from a relative who lives in the north of Greece. She lives in a town called Alexandria, which is half an hour's drive from the royal palace at Pella and the tomb of Alexander the Great's father and son at Vergina, but because of the dispute over the name Macedonia I've chosen to call this salad Alexandrian. She always has a big tub of this ready chopped in the fridge, and at each meal she puts some in a serving bowl and adds extra virgin olive oil. She also adds a tsp of citric acid as a preservative. I've asked Husband, who is a chemist, and he says it's harmless but if you prefer you could use the fresh juice of one lemon instead (our relative says it goes dark that way, I haven't tested this because I use the citric acid). It will keep a week, refrigerated. With two salads a day it will be gone before then.
In Constantinople they have a similar salad called Politiki, with the addition of garlic.
I have this recipe from a relative who lives in the north of Greece. She lives in a town called Alexandria, which is half an hour's drive from the royal palace at Pella and the tomb of Alexander the Great's father and son at Vergina, but because of the dispute over the name Macedonia I've chosen to call this salad Alexandrian. She always has a big tub of this ready chopped in the fridge, and at each meal she puts some in a serving bowl and adds extra virgin olive oil. She also adds a tsp of citric acid as a preservative. I've asked Husband, who is a chemist, and he says it's harmless but if you prefer you could use the fresh juice of one lemon instead (our relative says it goes dark that way, I haven't tested this because I use the citric acid). It will keep a week, refrigerated. With two salads a day it will be gone before then.
In Constantinople they have a similar salad called Politiki, with the addition of garlic.

Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1 large head of cabbage, finely shredded
    1 sweet red bell pepper, finely sliced
    1 green bell pepper, finely sliced
    3 stalks celery, finely sliced
    3 carrots, julienned
    1 tsp citric acid OR
    1 fresh lemon, juice only

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Directions

Slice or julienne all the vegetables using mandolin or food processor. Put in the largest bowl you have. Sprinkle with salt and knead to soften the fibres until it begins to wilt a little and reduce in volume. Add citric acid or lemon juice, mix thoroughly. Store in large tupperware container in the fridge.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUNNY112358.






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  • wow this sounds lovely - 11/6/10

    Reply from SUNNY112358 (11/7/10)
    Thank you Chris for your kind comment.


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  • Wow, this sounds delicious!!! Just the right thing to keep in the fridge for whenever I get a case of the munchies!!! Thanks for sharing Sunny :) - 11/6/10

    Reply from SUNNY112358 (11/6/10)
    Thank you for your kind words, Elen. :-)


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