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July 4, 2014

Cabbage Salad

I just love this cabbage salad. It's so fresh, crunchy and has about 20 kcal in 100g!
You will need:
1 green cabbage
2 carrots
1 tsp of dill seeds 
15-20 peppercorns
2-3 bay leaves
2 Tbsp of salt
3 Tbsp of vinegar (I use white rice vinegar, but regular vinegar will work too)

Prepare a pickle. Boil 1 liter of water, add bay leaves, peppercorns, and salt. Boil for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let it cool. When the liquid is cool (or at least warm), add 3 Tbsp of vinegar. 

While the pickle is cooling, grate the carrots, or you can also cut it very finely with a knife.
Cut the cabbage in 6 pieces (do not use a heart of cabbage) and using a knife or a mandoline slicer cut the cabbage.
Place cut cabbage and carrots in a large bowl, add 1 teaspoon of dill seeds.
Carefully mix all ingredients, slightly squeezing. Anya loves this process, so I let her do it :)
When it is mixed, place the salad in clean glass jars. While filling the jar, ram the cabbage with fist.

The jar(s) has to be full.  Fill up with cooled pickle, place a lid. Put the cabbage salad in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

P.S. I like to add 1 tsp of vegetable oil to my salad bowl.
P.P.S. I call this salad in Russian "капустка", but my daughter Anya who loves this salad too, calls it "карпустка" (CARrot +каПУСТКА) 

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