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Braised Red Cabbage

Recipe for a Braised Red Cabbage - it's the perfect side dish for thanksgiving and christmas! Vegan & Gluten-free.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 122kcal
Author Elephantastic Vegan


  • 1 red cabbage
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 apple
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegan apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoon organic rice syrup
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Peel and chop the onion. Wash the cabbage and the apple and thinly slice* them (leave out the core).
  • In a large pot, heat the canola oil and add in the chopped onions. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes or until soft.
  • Add in the sliced cabbage and apple and give it a good stir. Mix in the water, apple cider vinegar, rice syrup, salt, cloves and bay leaves. Give it a good mix, cover it with the lid, reduce the heat a bit and let it simmer for about 40 minutes until the cabbage is soft and the water has evaporated. Stir every now and then.
  • Once the cabbage is tender, add in the lemon juice, remove the bay leaves (and the cloves if you can find them) before serving and add additional salt to taste.


*I used a mandoline slicer.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1227mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 2365IU | Vitamin C: 123.9mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 1.8mg