Today I will tell you about something I believe is very Swedish. Not the dish itself, but the name and use. It's called pizza salad. I have never been to a pizza place in Sweden that don't serve this alongside their pizza. If you order take-away, you will get it in a small plastic container. If you eat at the restaurant, you'll probably be given a big bowl of it while waiting for you're pizza to arrive. I've always loved it. I could eat myself full on it before the pizza arrived. But also, I've always loved it ON TOP of the pizza, giving a cold crunch to the hot pizza.
OK, here comes the disappointment; it's just a cole slaw. The fancy smanchy pizza salad is only white cabbage, finely shredded and dressed with oil, vinegar, salt, black pepper and sometimes roasted red pepper slices. But somehow, it doesn't taste the same way at home as it does on the pizza place, I don't know how they make it so tender and not oily.