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Recipe of the Week: Spiced Red Cabbage

Recipe of the Week: Spiced Red Cabbage

My wife is German and thanks to her grandma’s cooking, I’ve come to love good red cabbage dishes. They’re a delicious, low-calorie way to spice up just about any meal.

This recipe is very similar to grandma’s, and it’s from my cookbook Eat Green Get LeanI love the combination of sweet and sour, and the subtle flavoring added by the apple. Enjoy!




Calories Per Serving


Protein Per Serving

2 grams

Carbohydrates Per Serving

11 grams

Fat Per Serving

3 grams



1/2 medium head red cabbage, diced

1 tablespoon canola oil

1/2 cup onion, chopped

1 medium apple, quartered

3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar

1 teaspoon stevia or other natural sweetener

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground cloves



Add 1 inch of water to a large saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 4 – 5 minutes, until crisp.

Drain. Return to pan, add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Cover and simmer for 1 hour or until cabbage is tender.

Remove bay leaf before serving.


What You Get to Eat


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  • George Edwards

    Isn’t conola oil inflammatory?

  • Jennifer Chorazy

    my husband is Polish and his mom makes a similar dish. I don’t use oil though. I add water and let the cabbage, onion, & apple steam together. I’m going to try it with these spices next time. sounds delicious!

    • Michael Matthews


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