Cabbage and Cucumber Salad

June 19th, 2010 in Salad Recipes by
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Total cooking time: 30min  
Cabbage and Cucumber Salad

Cabbage and Cucumber Salad

This is one of my favorite salads for fresh young cabbage – fast made slaw with eggs and cucumbers seasoned with fresh dill and mayo to taste.

Usually I take small white head cabbage or a half of it, however it will be the same good with red cabbage (the color will look interesting in this case too :) ) or napa.

Don’t forget to cool down hard boiled eggs before adding them to the salad – it is not recommended to mix fresh vegetables with hot ingredients.

Ingredients:

  • ½ of small white cabbage
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ of english cucumber or 2 baby cucumbers
  • Fresh dill
  • Mayonnaise
  • Salt to taste

How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients: boil eggs in advance and let the cool down, rinse dill and cucumber, clean cabbage of top leaves if needed:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 1

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 1

  2. Finely shred cabbage and put it to the salad bowl:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 2

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 2

  3. Season with salt:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 3

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 3

  4. White cabbage I’ve used (and maybe most kind of the cabbage) is rough, to make it a bit softer press it with your fist:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 4a

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 4a


    Or / and squeeze it with your hands until it become more tender and soft (some juice will also appear):
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 4b

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 4b

  5. Peel hard boiled eggs, slice them in halves and then slice widthwise; add them to the salad bowl:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 5

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 5

  6. Skin cucumber if needed (if it got hard seeds, you may want to remove them too), if cucumber is wide – slice it lengthwise and then cut into thin pieces:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 6

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 6

  7. Add finely chopped fresh dill:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 7

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 7

  8. Dress with mayonnaise (about ½ cup):
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 8

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 8

  9. And mix:
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 9

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad Recipe: Step 9

  10. Serve with your choice of main curse dish (I did garnish chopped beef cutlets and fried potato with it for this photo):
    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad

    Cabbage and Cucumber Salad

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4 Responses to “Cabbage and Cucumber Salad”

  1. Mmmm. These recipes all look so good! Annie pointed me to your site. I’m an American living in Russia, so I have similar taste. :) I love Russian food but don’t know how to cook a lot of it yet…

  2. CC Recipe says:

    I made this Cabbage Cucumber Salad and it was great…thanks for sharing the recipe:) http://ccrecipe.com/2101/salads/cabbage-cucumber-salad.html

  3. Cookie says:

    I loved this recipe and so did everyone else!

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