Swedish ‘Pizzasallad’ Cabbage Slaw
If you ever find yourself in a pizzeria in Sweden, you’ll likely find a side dish of punchy cabbage slaw served with your order. Meet pizzasallad. Yep, the simple slaw with sharp vinegary dressing is designed to enhance the cheesy flavors of pizza. Try pairing your next slice with this recipe from Lagom: The Swedish Art of Eating Harmoniously by Steffi Knowles-Dellner. Friends, it’s magical.
1 head white cabbage (about 1 pound)
2 teaspoons sea salt
1 roasted red bell pepper, in oil, sliced
1 small red onion, finely sliced
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
½ teaspoon dried oregano
Pinch of crushed red-pepper flakes
Freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
1. Very finely shred the cabbage, ideally using a slicing attachment in a food processor. Place the shredded cabbage in a large sieve and sprinkle it with the sea salt. Leave it for 20 to 30 minutes, then drain any liquid and shake off the excess salt.
2. Place the cabbage in a large bowl and add the roasted red pepper and onion. In a small bowl, whisk the oil and vinegar together with the oregano, crushed red-pepper flakes and plenty of black pepper. Pour the dressing over the salad and add the poppy and sunflower seeds, tossing to distribute. Serve as a slaw or with pizza.