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Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme

This delicious Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme is a great low-carb salad any time of year, and this tasty cabbage salad is also gluten-free and South Beach Diet Phase One. Use the Salads Index to find more tasty salads like this one!

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Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme found on KalynsKitchen.com

I’m home from California where I had a wonderful time at the BlogHer Food Conference, enjoyed many lunches and dinners with fellow bloggers, and spent a few days visiting my stepsisters who live in California. I’ll be writing more about the conference (and those lunches and dinners!) but first here’s some Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme for all the readers who don’t really care about blogging conferences.

I’m crazy over cabbage, and love everything with Feta, so when I saw this recipe for Greek Cabbage Salad on Culinate, there was no doubt that I’d be giving it a try. I loved this interesting new take on cabbage salad, which I only adapted the tiniest bit from the original recipe. If you don’t have fresh thyme, I think there are some other herbs that would work here, but I wouldn’t use dried thyme.

Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme found on KalynsKitchen.com

Start with 1/2 large head of cabbage or a small head of cabbage. I used a mandoline slicer to get nice thin slices of cabbage, but you can certainly use a knife. The recipe didn’t specify this, but I whisked the olive oil and red wine vinegar together to get the flavors blended. I used 4 oz. of Feta, which was about 3/4 cup crumbled Feta, and I used my favorite Feta cheese. Obviously, add more Feta if you’d like!

Stir the dressing into the thinly-sliced cabbage. (You may not need all the dressing, depending on how large your head of cabbage is.) Stir the crumbled feta and fresh thyme leaves into the cabbage mixture, season with salt and fresh ground black pepper, and serve. The salad can be served right away or allowed to wilt in the fridge for a few hours before servings.

Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Meal: This would be great with Herb Encrusted Grilled Salmon or Baked Swedish Meatballs for a low-carb meal.

More Salads with Cabbage and Herbs:

Spicy Cilantro-Peanut Slaw from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Sweet and Spicy Cabbage Salad from Joy the Baker
Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen

Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme

This tasty Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme is a great low-carb salad any time of the year.


  • 1/2 large head or 1 small head green cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 4 T extra virgin olive oil (I used Greek olive oil)
  • 3 T red wine vinegar
  • 4 oz. crumbled Feta Cheese (3/4 cup feta, loosely packed)
  • 2 – 3 T fresh thyme leaves (other herbs such as parsley, oregano, or marjoram could be used instead of thyme)


  1. Remove the core from the cabbage, then use a mandoline or sharp chef’s knife to thinly slice cabbage, chopping strips in half if desired.
  2. Put chopped cabbage into a plastic or glass bowl.
  3. Whisk together the olive oil and red wine vinegar, tasting to see if you’d like a bit more oil or vinegar to suit your preference.
  4. When the ratio of oil to vinegar seems right to you, stir the dressing into the sliced cabbage. (You may not want all the dressing, depending on how large your cabbage was.)
  5. Crumble feta and measure to get 3/4 cup crumbled feta, or more.
  6. Wash thyme, spin dry or dry with paper towel, then strip thyme leaves from stems until you have 2-3 T fresh thyme leaves.
  7. Add thyme and feta to cabbage mixture and gently combine.
  8. Season to taste with fresh-ground black pepper.
  9. Salad can be served immediately or allowed to wilt for a few hours in the fridge before serving.
  10. I liked this salad best when it was served within 30 minutes of combining ingredients because I like the crunch of cabbage, but it still tasted pretty good even after being refrigerated overnight.

This recipe adapted slightly from Greek Cabbage Salad at Culinate.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme is great for any phase of the South Beach Diet, or any other low-glycemic or low-carb eating plan.

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24 comments on “Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme”

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  2. I made this tonight and served it alongside some mac & cheese. Simple and light, perfect for warm weather.

  3. Heeeh, I got carried away with my food processor and shredded too much cabbage. Those things are awesome. Anyways so I used your recipe. Turned out pretty good. I had to use some ricotta instead of feta and added a splash of balsamic vinaigrette (it was missing some flavor without the salty feta). Also tossed in toasted squash seeds. Sesame and cucumber would be good additions for future attempts, I think. Thanks!

  4. Anna, love, love the sound of that one! Will watch for it.

  5. i am in such a cabbage eating mood lately. nothing better than a good cabbage salad. my latest fav is red cabbage w blue cheese and walnuts. i'll post it soon!

  6. You can tell I posted this when I was in California since I haven't been replying to any comments. (I do read them though!) Glad people are liking it. Love the variation with Cotija cheese and cilantro too. Of course, anything with cilantro will get my vote.

  7. This sounded great. A few weeks ago I could not find whole feta only crumbled at my usual store, so I bought some Cotija cheese instead. It's similar to feta, but with a south-of-the-border twist. Thinking about the cabbage garnishes that I sometimes see at Mexican restaurants, I decided to take this recipe that way too. I used Cotija instead of Feta and cilantro instead of thyme. I added some chopped tomato for color. It's terrific!

  8. Feta is now my favorite salad cheese and this cabbage and feta salad sounds good!

  9. Love the salad. especially with winter coming up cabage will be served a lot. thanks for the inspiration.

  10. Wonderful salad!

    You know, I think mandoline is one of the best tools in the kitchen 🙂

  11. I really look forward to trying this. Thanks!

  12. Glad people are liking this idea, and I'm thinking Kalamata olives would be great in this! Perfect addition!

  13. I'm thinking some kalamata olives would really spice it up – what do you think? Unnecessary?

  14. What a fabulous refreshing salad…I love eating raw cabbage and this is going to be wonderful for the summer just starting to happen here. Thanx Kalyn xxx

  15. This salad looks really refreshing and such an easy and simple way to flavor cabbage.

  16. Hi there, I just stumbled upon your blog while looking up information on the South Beach Diet. My husband and I are just getting started, so I've been trying to find recipes and ideas for snacks that will keep us on track. Your blog is so cute, and really informative. I've added you to my blogroll and can't wait to read more! Thanks!

  17. Love how you spiced up the cabbage!

  18. Oh I wish I lived in Cali! This salad looks fresh, crunchy and delicious 🙂

  19. Kalyn,

    I have a bunch of cabbage from my CSA right now (and some thyme). Perfect timing with this recipe! Thanks.

    Can't wait to see your BlogHer round up. I'm interested in hearing all the details. I signed up too late. Ugh, I have to enjoy it vicariously through all of you. Next time I won't linger with my registration. Congrats on your participation in the event. You have a lot of knowledge to share with the rest of us!


  20. I am not the biggest cabbage fan, but the feta cheese has enough power over me that I would totally make this (and probably love it!). Thanks for the recipe.

  21. What an easy way to spice up cabbage. I'd imagine this would also taste really good with fresh oregano.

  22. I love this idea! Usually the only thing that I can think to do with raw cabbage is make traditional slaws or Asian salads, but I love the idea of going in a Greek direction. I must get some feta to try this out!!

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