November 26, 2012

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In Sweden, pizzas are always served with a cabbage salad. Sometimes you get served the salad first, while you wait for the pizza to be prepared, sometimes after ordering your pizza you head to the salad counter where you can help yourself to as much pizza salad as you wish. You can eat the salad as a starter / appetizer, or as a side dish along with your pizza. And it usually comes free of charge.

Now, the first pizzerias in Sweden will have been opened by Italian immigrants, and pizza is not exactly a traditional Swedish food, so pizza salad is certainly not a Swedish invention in the strict sense of things. But this raw crunchy sour cabbage salad happens to be served along (almost) every pizza in Sweden (and also in Swedish eateries that serve pizza abroad).

Swedish cabbage pizza salad is very simple to make : all you need is cabbage, oil, vinegar, salt, black pepper for a basic version. Try it with home-made cooked or raw pizza. It will also make for an excellent side dish for all sorts of meals, cooked (a roast, for example) or raw (raw burgers, for example).

1/2 white cabbage (about 500g)

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 tbsp brown rice vinegar

1/2 tsp crystal salt

1/2 tsp whole black peppercorns

1/2 tsp black peppercorns, freshly crushed

1/2 tsp dried basil

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp crushed red chillies

Slice the cabbage as thin as you can, using a mandolin if you have one. Put the cabbage slivers in a large mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients and thoroughly mix with your perfectly clean 2 hands. Squeeze the cabbage to release juices. Taste test, adjust the seasoning if needed and squeeze the cabbage longer if you would like it softer.

The salad will actually taste better the next day, and will keep in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week.

You could leave out the oil and vinegar but add the spices to traditional fermented vegetables to make a Swedish sauerkraut.

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  1. […] sauerkraut is not instant, though. So for an instant serving of cabbage, take inspiration from the swedish pizza salad but use purple cabbage instead, and use what ever spices take your […]

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