Simple Lebanese Slaw (aka Salatet Malfouf) made with crunchy cabbage, fresh herbs, lemon, garlic, and scallions. A refreshingly delicious vegan side to serve with your Middle Eastern feast. Video!
This fresh and crunchy Lebanese Slaw is incredibly addicting. It’s full of flavorful herbs- mint, parsley, and dill simply dressed with lemon and olive oil. It’s delicious served with grilled chicken shawarma, or falafels, or Zaatar Meatballs.
The first time I had this flavorful Middle Eastern Slaw was at my favorite Lebanese restaurant in Southern California where I grew up. It’s called Salatat Malfouf and though it has very simple ingredients, the combination is spectacular. It’s a lovely addition to any Middle Eastern Feast.
What I love about this Lebanese Slaw is that you can add other seasonal ingredients to it. Vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, Turkish cucumbers, or radishes would all work well here. Today I’ve intentionally kept it basic.
Lebanese Slaw (Salatet Malfouf) | 60-second video
Herbs in Lebanese Slaw:
Lebanese Slaw is traditionally made with mint. I’ve had versions with dried mint, and though I prefer fresh, the dried mint actually works too. Here we’re not only using fresh mint, but adding fresh parsley and dill as well.
A trifecta of herbs and flavor!
Add scallions or finely chopped onion.
Lebanese Slaw is simply dressing; a squeeze of lemon juice, olive oil, finely minced garlic clove, and salt and pepper!
I love adding a little Zaatar spice, but this is optional.
The Lebanese Slaw will keep 3-4 days in the fridge.
What to serve with Lebanese Slaw?
- Zaatar Meatballs with Green Tahini Sauce
- Lebanese Chicken with 7-Spice
- Grilled Chicken Shawarma Recipe
- Baked Chicken Shawarma (vegan adaptable!)
- Authentic Falafel Recipe with Creamy Tahini Sauce
Enjoy the Lebanese Slaw and let us know what you think or how you adapt it in the comments below!