Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with tart apples is a delicious winter side dish with a lovely sweet and sour balance.  A  healthy complement to rich holiday dishes.  Simple to make.  Vegan and gluten-free.

Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with tart apples is a delicious winter side dish with a lovely sweet and sour balance.  A  healthy complement to rich holiday dishes.  Simple to make.  Vegan and gluten-free.

I once asked a bird, “How do you fly in this gravity of darkness?” And she replied, “Love lifts me.” ~Hafiz

This Warm Red Cabbage Slaw is a healthy version of a classic German side dish that was always on our family holiday table growing up.  It has an addicting balance of texture and bright flavors complimenting many of the rich foods commonly eaten this time of year.

Red cabbage is shredded and sautéed with tart green apple and savory onions.  Red wine vinegar, a little coconut sugar (brown sugar or maple syrup work too) and a pinch of ground clove create a vivid delicious sweet and sour flavor.

Simple ingredients, easy to make, and I think you will find yourself coming back for more and more!  It holds well for a few days in the fridge.   Warm up leftovers or just eat cold as we do!

ingredients in slaw

What you’ll need for Warm Cabbage Slaw

  • red cabbage
  • green apple
  • onion
  • olive oil
  • coconut sugar, maple syrup or brown sugar
  • red wine vinegar
  • sea salt and black pepper
  • ground cloves

How to make Warm Red Cabbage Slaw

shredding cabbage

Step one

Shred cabbage by slicing thinly, slice the onion into thin half-moons, cut apples into small pieces.

 

chopped ingredients in slaw

Step two

Sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes.

sautéing onions and apples

Step three

Add apple, coconut sugar (or brown sugar), 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, ground cloves and stir until mixed.

adding cabbage into the pan

Step four

Add red cabbage and cook on low heat stirring occasionally for 20 minutes, uncovered.  Cabbage will just be wilted and tender.

cabbbage cooked

Step five

Add more vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with tart apples is a delicious winter side dish with a lovely sweet and sour balance.  A  healthy complement to rich holiday dishes.  Simple to make.  Vegan and gluten-free.

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Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with tart apples is a delicious winter side dish with a lovely sweet and sour balance.  A  healthy complement to rich holiday dishes.  Simple to make.  Vegan and gluten-free.

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Hope you enjoy this Warm Red Cabbage Slaw!

~Tonia

 

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Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with tart apples is a delicious winter side dish with a lovely sweet and sour balance.  A  healthy complement to rich holiday dishes.  Simple to make.  Vegan and gluten-free.

Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with Apple

  • Author: Tonia | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 5 cups 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Warm Red Cabbage Slaw with tart apples is a delicious winter side dish with a lovely sweet and sour balance.  A perfect healthy compliment to rich holiday dishes.


Ingredients

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  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large green apple, 1 1/2 cups, chopped in small pieces
  • 3 tablespoons coconut sugar, maple syrup or brown sugar
  • 34 tablespoons wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves
  • 1 medium head red cabbage, about 2 pounds (908 grams), thinly shredded

Instructions

  1. Sauté onion in olive oil over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  2. Add apple, coconut sugar (or brown sugar), 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, ground cloves and stir until mixed.
  3. Add red cabbage and turn down to low heat stirring occasionally, cooking for 20 minutes, uncovered.  Cabbage will be wilted and lightly tender.
  4. Add more vinegar and salt and pepper to taste.

Serve warm.  Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.


Notes

Holds beautifully in the fridge for 3 days.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 117
  • Sugar: 10.6 g
  • Sodium: 331.2 mg
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 3.7 g
  • Protein: 2.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: cabbage slaw, warm cabbage slaw, sauteed cabbage, warm cabbage apple slaw, warm slaw

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  1. Just made a half recipe with tonight’s dinner – so delicious! Perfect balance of sweetness and acid This will be on our regular rotation. Thank you for a lovely recipe!

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