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Red Cabbage Recipes

Are you a cabbage fan? Let’s start there. If you are looking around for red cabbage recipes, we have gathered a few for you here in this list. 

I love cooked cabbage as much as I love raw cabbage but Renee’ only likes it in raw red cabbage recipes.

Do you have a favorite way to prepare red cabbage?

Red cabbage is colorful, snappy, crunchy and has a flavor profile that tends to welcome in lots of other kinds of flavors. 

Red cabbage zings with apple cider vinegar and sea salt in a slaw, or add a plain yogurt and lemon with a dash of Old Bay and it makes fish tacos pop.

Or, add mayo and sour cream and pile it beside your barbecue picnic and smoked meats!

It’s good stuff, and it makes for a side dish that can replace chips or fries for a superior crunch. 

Chop red cabbage or use a food processor to start cooking up your egg rolls, too. 

While red cabbage tends to be a little denser than green cabbage, if cooked longer, red cabbage works just fine in Asian dishes. 

In stir fries, red cabbage recipes are the way to go. I generally replace any cabbage with a red cabbage recipe 1:1 because it works just as well as bok choy, napa, and green cabbage. 

Red cabbage is versatile and doesn’t get that “stinky” thing going until you cook it for a very long time.

Let’s do this.

This is a crunchy side dish that is also pretty. This is not your grandma’s soggy coleslaw.

This recipe is refreshing and made out of red cabbage, carrots and a few seasonings. 

This is a mayo-free red cabbage slaw recipe.

Have you ever had something to eat that turned out better than you expected? 

This Asian slaw recipe was that for me. When we finally perfected this recipe it was so darn tasty. 

The flavor combo of the tart vinegar and sesame oil paired so nicely with the bite of the garlic and cumin. 

Be sure to give this one a try.

This red cabbage salad has a slightly sweet flavor to it and is made with Granny smith apples, yellow onion and spices.

It is not as sour as sauerkraut so you won’t get that mouth puckering rush like you do with traditional sauerkraut.

If you love Thai flavors then this is a salad you should try. It is made with purple cabbage, corn, carrots, chickpeas and green onion.

The recipe includes peanut sauce dressing recipe that is bright and rich in flavor.

This is such a unique recipe. It is an Indian recipe that is traditionally made out of potatoes. 

This recipe adds  a twist on the original by adding in red cabbage. The ingredients are mixed together and then fried like a sausage patty or hamburger patty.

This is a light and refreshing summer salad that is made with red cabbage, corn, cucumbers and tomatoes. 

The dressing is super simple but not lacking in personality. 

The key to making this salad perfect is try dry out your cabbage as best as you can before adding it to the bowl.

This red cabbage salad only has 5 ingredients total. Yep, that is so simple but don’t let the lack of ingredients fool you.

This has plenty of traditional flavor. 

It is advised that if you want the salad to be on the sweeter side, to let it chill in the fridge for at least thirty minutes.

This is a cole slaw that even the biggest skeptics can get behind. It is sweet and tropical and has veggies.

The dressing for this salad is tangy and made with lime juice and balsamic vinegar.

Give this one a try for sure.

Quick pickled red cabbage is popularly served on top of tacos and salads. 

You can put this recipe together in just 10 minutes and then it only needs an additional 30 minutes to set after that.

This is a fascinating and different way to eat red cabbage. 

You can cut thick slices, roast it and drizzle it with balsamic glaze.

Then you can caramelize the balsamic and have an incredible depth of flavor.

While this would never replace a perfectly cooked juicy steak for me, it could be an amazing side dish.

Everything is tasty with bacon added. It turns out to be true even with red cabbage.

First, you cook the bacon. Then you saute the red cabbage. Then you combine the two ingredients.

Then you dive in and enjoy!

This is one of the recipes that has so many delicious ingredients that I feel like I should save it for a special occasion.

But then, I realize every Tuesday dinner is special and deserves all of this goodness. 

This has red cabbage, goat cheese, toasted walnuts and balsamic vinegar. That flavor combo gets my tastebuds excited!

This is an interesting recipe. I personally don’t cook with sausage and apples enough but this makes me want to do it more.

Between red wine vinegar and the dark maple syrup, this recipe has a lot of layered flavors.

The bottom line

Have you chosen your favorite red cabbage recipe yet? I love slaw and deconstructed egg rolls (I’m still working on that recipe for CookingChew).

Red cabbage recipes make it easy to toss a few simple ingredients together and make a lighter statement at your next heavy meal.

Bonus, how about trying to ferment your own sauerkraut, like the folks over at Serious Eats? It’s easy to pick up a jar or can, but DIY and let us know how it comes out.

Be well, friends. Let us know if you’ve made any of these red cabbage recipes and how you tweaked to make them your own!

13 BEST Red Cabbage Recipe Inspiration

13 BEST Red Cabbage Recipe Inspiration

These are 13 delicious red cabbage recipes that will be a fantastic addition to your next meal.


  • Red Cabbage Slaw Recipe
  • Asian Slaw
  • Traditional German red cabbage
  • Thai Chickpea Salad
  • Potato Red Cabbage Tikki
  • Corn Tomato Red Cabbage Salad
  • Israeli Cabbage Salad
  • Red Cabbage Mango Slaw
  • Quick Pickled Red Cabbage
  • Red Cabbage Steaks
  • Sautéed Red Cabbage With Bacon
  • Roasted Red Cabbage (With Goat Cheese)
  • Braised Red Cabbage, Sausage & Apples


  1. Pick a recipe to try.
  2. Follow the directions.
  3. Enjoy every bite.

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