Braised Red Cabbage

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Braised Red Cabbage

March 14, 2018
CA Grown Mom

Susan Phillips

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Braised Red Cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage topped with Crushed Walnuts

I love cabbage and this method of braising is my all-time favorite.  

Trust me, I like a good coleslaw just as much as the next guy, but this recipe is perfect during the winter when things are dreary and cold.  

It’s like nutritious comfort food!

We also top it with a dusting of California Walnuts.  It’s the perfect addition that adds an unexpected crunch and texture

 

California cabbage is in full production so you shouldn’t have a problem finding at the local grocery store or farmer’s market

 

 

This particular recipe takes one whole head of red cabbage.  You could make a double batch…. this is great stored in the fridge and eaten cold throughout the week.  

So by all means…Double up!

 

Start by adding a few tablespoons of California Olive Oil to a stock pot, add in the red onion and saute until softened

 

 

Add in the shredded cabbage and stir to combine.  Saute for about 10 minutes.  Next, add the vinegar and sugar and allow to cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally

 

Braised Red Cabbage topped with Crushed Walnuts

Bam!  A bowl full of tasty Braised Red Cabbage!

 

Braised Red Cabbage topped with Crushed Walnuts

The crushed walnut addition is a must-have!  

It’s the perfect side for your St. Patrick’s Day corned beef dish or anything for that matter.  I served mine alongside some perfectly grilled sausage and it was yum-o!

 

Braised Red Cabbage topped with Crushed Walnuts

Braised Red Cabbage topped with Crushed Walnuts

Dive in and enjoy!

 

Pssttt… did you see my lovely California Tulips in the photos?  They are overflowing at the market right now!  Do a sister a favor and pick some up at your local market…I’m trying to conjure up an early Spring!

 

Here is the simple recipe for ya…

Braised Red Cabbage topped with Walnuts
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head red cabbage, sliced thickly
  2. 1/2 large red onion, sliced thin
  3. 2 T. olive oil
  4. 1/2 C. red wine vinegar
  5. 1/4 C. brown sugar
  6. salt and pepper
  7. 3 T. crushed walnuts
Instructions
  1. Add the olive oil to a large stockpot and heat. Add the onion and saute until softened
  2. Add the cabbage and stir to coat all the pieces. Add a little more olive oil if needed. Saute on low for 10 minutes
  3. Add the vinegar and sugar and stir thoroughly. Cook for about 15 more minutes, stirring occasionally until softened (not mushy!)
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and top with walnuts
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