This simple and easy to prepare recipe will make you LOVE cabbage! You may think you don’t like cabbage, but when it is sautéed with ginger and garlic and accented with chili flakes, it will be a new favorite. It’s a great way to inject some flavor into this vegetable and makes a delicious side dish or accompaniment to any main.
How Do You Make Shredded Cabbage?
Making and then cooking shredded cabbage is easy and simple, thought the perfect technique for shredding your cabbage can take time to master. It helps to have a large chef’s knife for slicing the cabbage (good knives are a great investment for better meal preparation!). Start with a full head of washed cabbage, slicing it into even halves and then quarters. To slice the cabbage into ribbons safely, place the flat part of the already cut quarter to the chopping board and use your knife to cut the quarter into thin strips.
How Long Does it Take to Cook Cabbage?
Cabbage doesn’t take very long to cook – this sautéed cabbage recipe recommends cooking for 15-20 minutes. It may differ depending on the heat you use and type of cabbage, so a good marker is to observe when the leaves have wilted.
What Goes With Cooked Cabbage?
Cabbage pairs well with roasted chicken, steaks, and sausage. Good vegetables to use alongside cabbage are potatoes, onions, and carrots. Try some of these favorites:
Sautéed Cabbage Ingredients
What Kind of Cabbage to Use
I have used this recipe with green cabbage, savoy cabbage (photographed here), napa cabbage, and even purple cabbage. It comes out great with all the different types of cabbage, but they each have different cook times. The purple cabbage takes the longest.
Step by Step Sautéed Cabbage Recipe
To start, heat your avocado oil in the sauté pan over medium heat. Add the minced garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook these for 1-2 minutes.
Prepare your cabbage by thinly slicing one head of cabbage into ribbons. Reduce the heat to a medium-low, and add the cabbage and soy sauce to the pan. Cook all together, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage has wilted – this should take 15 to 20 minutes.
Your cabbage is ready to serve!
Looking for more veggie sides?
Here are some of my favorites:
- Easy Roasted Asparagus
- Pomegranate Molasses Roasted Brussel Sprouts
- Roasted Kabocha Squash
- Umami Green Beans
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Simple Sautéed Cabbage
- 1 head of cabbage thinly sliced
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger minced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1-2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 2 tbsp avocado oil or other flavorless oil
- Heat the avocado oil over medium heat.
- Add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes. Cook 1-2 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to medium low. Add the cabbage and soy sauce. Cook until wilted, 15-20 minutes.
This post was originally published in March of 2018, but was republished with new photos, step by step instructions, and tips December of 2019.