This spring, I was pleasantly surprised by how cabbage grew in my garden. I live at the beach, and the salt air can be tricky when growing any fruits or vegetables. I love to make recipes with cabbage, such as Chinese chicken salad or stuffed cabbage rolls. Sometimes I want a simple side dish that I can add to an entree. I found this straightforward recipe on It takes 15 minutes to make and has only 6 ingredients, of which most are spices you most likely have in your cupboard. I loved this recipe so much that I ate a whole head of cabbage for dinner. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.

SERVINGS: 6 Servings


  • 1 small head green cabbage about 2 1/2 pounds
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon apple cider vinegar plus additional to taste


  • Cut the cabbage in half from its top-down through its core. Place them cut-side down on your cutting board, then slice it as thinly as possible around the core so that you have fine ribbons. Discard the core.
  • Heat a large saute pan or similar heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and butter. Once the butter is melted, add the cabbage, salt, and pepper. Saute for 10 to 15 minutes, occasionally stirring, until the cabbage is tender and begins to brown. Please don’t feel like you need to stir it constantly. Leaving cabbage undisturbed for a minute or two as you go is what will allow it to develop brown caramelized bits (aka FLAVOR).
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the apple cider vinegar. Taste and add a bit of additional salt and pepper if you like, or a splash more vinegar if you’d like to add more zippy and acidic flavors. Sprinkle with thyme. Serve warm.

Look at all the health benefits cabbage has

In fact, just 1 cup (89 grams) of raw green cabbage contains (2):

  • Calories: 22
  • Protein: 1 gram
  • Fiber: 2 grams
  • Vitamin K: 85% of the RDI
  • Vitamin C: 54% of the RDI
  • Folate: 10% of the RDI
  • Manganese: 7% of the RDI
  • Vitamin B6: 6% of the RDI
  • Calcium: 4% of the RDI
  • Potassium: 4% of the RDI
  • Magnesium: 3% of the RDI

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