This gorgeous Lebanese shredded red cabbage, carrot and mint salad with oranges, red chilli, fresh herbs, toasted almonds, juicy pomegranate arils and pomegranate molasses is one of those versatile recipes that has it all. Sweet and sour flavours, texture and a fresh herby zing. It’s perfect on its own, as part of a mezze table, piled atop a bowl of creamy hummus or stuffed into fluffy warm flatbreads alongside grilled marinated halloumi and a drizzle of amba sauce.
2 large carrots, unpeeled and grated
1 small red cabbage, finely sliced
2 small red onions, finely chopped
1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli (medium heat), finely chopped
1 large orange, peel and membranes removed, roughly chopped
A handful of slivered almonds
20g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
30g mint leaves, picked and finely chopped (retain 10g for garnishing)
2-4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Pomegranate arils, for garnishing
How I make it
Place all the ingredients into a large bowl and combine.
Garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate arils and serve at room temperature.