Stewed Cabbage With Mint Recipe (Lahano Katsarolas)

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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 0 mins,
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings

The word katsarolas (in Greek: λάχανο κατσαρόλας, pronounced: LAH-hah-no kat-sah-ROHL-lahs) means cooked in a pot, and for this dish of Stewed Cabbage with Mint, a soup or stew pot or a dutch oven works well. The interesting taste combination is a delight as a side dish or meatless main dish.

What You'll Need

  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or sliced
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 2 1/4 pounds (about 1 kilo) of cabbage, outer leaves removed, cut in medium chunks
  • 2 tomatoes, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper
  • 2 whole cloves

How to Make It

  1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add cabbage and stir for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients (tomato, mint, salt, pepper, cloves) and enough water to cover by about 1/2 inch.
  4. Bring to a boil, cover the pot, reduce heat and simmer (slow boil) for 45 minutes.