Israeli Cabbage Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes — Cook Time: 5 minutes — Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1 small head red cabbage, shredded
  • 3 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP sugar, or to taste
  • 1 TBSP lemon juice, optional*
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Place the shredded cabbage in a bowl along with mayonnaise, sugar, and (optionally) lemon juice, and salt. Mix to coat.
  2. For the creamy version found in supermarkets, let chill for one hour before serving.

Note: *Lemon juice will turn the liquid pink so some people leave it out or pour out any excess liquid before adding it.