Sauteed Red Cabbage

Sauteed Red Cabbage

Sauteed Red Cabbage is a healthy, nutritious, and super easy side dish. Although not the most common side dish, it holds a pretty strong resume in regards to health benefits. It is low in calories but high in Potassium, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6. Also it is a good source of fiber, calcium, and iron. As an added benefit, you can literally feed an army for only a few bucks.

It is a total myth that cabbage cant taste good! When red cabbage is cooked properly it has a tangy, yet slightly sweet earthy taste. Sauteed red cabbage can be served hot or cold, and is a great option to add to a meal prep bowl!

side angle picture of sauteed red cabbage on a white serving plate

This side dish is very straight forward to prepare, it can be fully cooked in only a few minutes. I use a large wok so I can cook a whole cabbage at once, if you are looking for one, here is one similar to the one that I have.

If you do not have a wok, you can cook the cabbage in batches in a large skillet. Or if you want to make half the recipe, you can wrap the second half of the red cabbage tightly with plastic wrap. Store in the refrigerator in the vegetable crisper for up to one week.

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Sauteed Red Cabbage

Healthy and nutritious side dish that pairs well with anything! 
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Author Jessica
Course- Side Dish
healthy, side dish recipe


  • 1 whole medium Red Cabbage
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Salt


  • Peel the outer leaves off of the red cabbage, and cut in half lengthwise. Place the two halves face down, and slice into strips. 
  • In a large wok place all of the sliced cabbage, extra virgin olive oil, vinegar, and salt. Toss with a large spoon to fully coat the cabbage. Cover with a lid and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes until cabbage is wilted and tender, use kitchen tongs to turn the cabbage intermittently. Remove the lid and continue to cook the cabbage for 5 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve. 


  • Sauteed Red Cabbage can be served hot or cold. 
  • If you do not have a wok, you can cook the cabbage in batches in a large skillet. 

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