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Sweet and sour red cabbage with apples

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage has Impressive Health Benefits

  • Author: Karen
  • Total Time: 45
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This colorful sweet and sour red cabbage recipe has impressive health benefits and is an excellent side dish with pork tenderloin, pork chops, or ribs.


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  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 8 cups red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 granny smith apples, cored and sliced, and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons water*
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 12 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • Balsamic vinegar glaze, optional


1. Cook Cabbage: Heat oil in a medium-sized saucepan. Stir in cabbage, onion, and salt and saute until cabbage starts to wilt for about 5 minutes. Stir in apple and water, salt, and pepper—cover and simmer for about 15 minutes or when the apples are soft.

2. Mix sweet-sour sauce: Pour vinegar and honey into a small bowl and whisk to combine. Add sauce to the cabbage and stir to combine. Cook another 5 to 6 minutes. Place cabbage mixture into a serving bowl and drizzle with balsamic glaze, if desired.

3. Serve


*May need to add more water

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Vegetable
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sweet sour red cabbage health benefits