Sweet and Sour Cabbage

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Delicious with chicken, this tangy dish is a winner, especially during the chilly winter months when cabbage is in season.


  • 1 medium red cabbage head
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 Tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbs brown sugar
  • 2 Tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt (sea salt if on a corn-free diet*)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Cut cabbage into quarters. Slice away the inner core and discard. Slice the quartered cabbage into thin strips. Core apple and chop into 1/2-inch (1cm) pieces.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet. Add cabbage and apple and cook, uncovered, stirring for 10 minutes, until cabbage is wilted.
  • Add brown sugar, vinegar, salt and pepper, and mix well. Cover and cook for 5 minutes more.

* Allergy notes: People following a corn-free diet should avoid iodized salt since it contains dextrose, which should be avoided by those allergic to corn.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 142
  Calories from Fat 34 (24%)
(6%)Total Fat 4g
(2%)Saturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(15%)Sodium 351mg
(17%)Potassium 582mg
Total Carbohydrate 28g
(21%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 18g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(6%)Protein 3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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