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El Balazo Cabbage Salad - anyone have details?

Mariposa | Feb 4, 2008 01:40 PM

I am absolutely in love with the cabbage salad they serve at El Balazo taqueria (I go to the one on Haight St. but there are several around the Bay Area that I assume serve the same salad). I would love to make it at home, especially since my CSA has brought me enough cabbage bounty that I'm going to be getting creative with cabbage for weeks to come.

So I'm wondering the following: Does anyone have a recipe that they already know produces a cabbage salad that tastes like the one at Balazo? That would be ideal. Barring that, does anyone recognize the salad as something for which I might be able to google a recipe? Like, "Oh yeah, that's a traditional Mexican Cabbage Salad with Lime and Cumin" or something like that...

The silky, not crunchy, texture definitely reminds me of salads where the cabbage has been soaked in salt water overnight. But my palette is not so good at picking out flavors. I can tell visually that the salad has flecks of red onion, tomato, and lots of black pepper. Any help would be appreciated!

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