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Easy Pickled Red Cabbage

Breaking down the basics of how to add delicious and tangy crunch to your life with this guide to easy Pickled Red Cabbage!

Breaking down the basics of how to add delicious and tangy crunch to your life with this guide to easy Pickled Red Cabbage!

I’ve always held a general aversion towards pickles. Something about the flavor of them just does not do it for me. So I assumed all pickled things were the worst. That is until I moved to San Antonio for a while and fell in love with the pickled cabbages found on some of the best tacos in town.

Pickled cabbage adds crunch, color, and zesty flavor, and I didn’t realize how much I was missing out by swearing off all pickled things like I had my whole life! So in the name of swaying all you other pickle-haters out of the dark side, today I’m breaking down the basics of easy Pickled Red Cabbage.

Breaking down the basics of how to add delicious and tangy crunch to your life with this guide to easy Pickled Red Cabbage!

Ingredients for Pickled Red Cabbage

  • Red Cabbage: Red cabbage is high in vitamin C and iron, making it an ultra-healthy choice. And, I mean, that color! 😍
  • Vinegar: Use apple cider or red wine vinegar to soften the cabbage and bring that distinctive flavor.
  • Seasonings: Finish it off with a quick blend of spices. I use sugar, garlic, salt, and pepper, but feel free to throw in your favorite dried herbs or spices!

What to do with pickled red cabbage

This pickled cabbage is the perfect zingy addition to all sorts of meals! Try sprinkling a handful of it with:

Breaking down the basics of how to add delicious and tangy crunch to your life with this guide to easy Pickled Red Cabbage!
Breaking down the basics of how to add delicious and tangy crunch to your life with this guide to easy Pickled Red Cabbage!

Easy Pickled Red Cabbage

Breaking down the basics of how to add delicious and tangy crunch to your life with this guide to easy Pickled Red Cabbage!
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Course: Dips, Sauces, and Salsas, Side Dishes
Keyword: pickled cabbage
Diet: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Raw, Vegan, Vegetarian
Occasion: 4th of July, Cinco de Mayo, Game Day
Time: 60 minutes or more
Prep: 10 mins
Resting Time: 2 hrs
Total: 5 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Sarah Bond
4.37 from 11 votes

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ of a red cabbage
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar 120 mL
  • ½ cup water 120 mL
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut: Remove the core from the cabbage then shred with a mandolin slicer or knife.
  • Pickle: Add cabbage to a large glass jar or bowl, along with all other ingredients. Seal jar and shake, or simply stir bowl and cover. Set on the counter for at least 2 hours (up to 6), shaking/stirring occasionally.
  • Serve: Store in the refrigerator. Serve over salads, wraps, tacos, or burgers!
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  1. Naomi Phillips says:

    Thank you!💖5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      You’re very welcome 😀

  2. Jo says:

    Thanks for the recipe. Do you know how long will the pickled cabbage keep?

    1. Sarah says:

      Hi Jo! I would comfortably eat it for 2 to 3 weeks.

  3. Dennis says:

    Was always afraid of pickling anything but this recipe was very easy to follow and went great on my pulled pork tostadas. Will def be pickling more often 🙂 thank you!5 stars

    1. Sarah says:

      So happy to hear, Dennis! 😀

  4. Sue says:

    I have made this before but forgot what I used on the vinegar so I did it again making one of each

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