Recipe: Sautéed Cabbage with a Kick

Looking for a tasty, nutritious new side dish for dinner tonight? Try this sautéed cabbage by Chef Jeffrey K. Vaden for a change.

May 22, 2018 | HF Healthy Living Team

Is it time to start adding cabbage to your diet? Cabbage is a great source of vitamins K, C, and B6, all of which are essential for optimal health. Try this easy sautéed cabbage side dish that’s also a good source of fiber, potassium, folate, magnesium, and more.


Sautéed Cabbage with a Kick

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • Head of cabbage sliced thinly
  • carrot sliced thinly or grated
  • ½ sweet yellow onion sliced thinly
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • Spritz of cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Coat a 10” skillet with cooking spray
  2. Add onions over medium-high heat but stir only after a minute or two, when they begin to caramelize (turn golden brown)
  3. Give a quick stir and add the cabbage and carrots
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook 10 to 12 minutes until the vegetables are tender
  5. Add the vinegar, salt, and pepper and cook another minute or two until the liquid evaporates
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Some heads of cabbage have more moisture than others. Keep ¼ cup of water on hand to add if needed. Also, you can include sliced apple with this dish for some extra nutrients. Just a single cored and quartered apple with the vinegar takes this recipe up a notch and adds fiber.

Jeffrey Vaden
About Jeffrey K. Vaden
Jeffrey K. Vaden is the owner of Soul Luxe Caterers in Westchester County, NY. He is a graduate of both Howard University and The Culinary Institute of America. Jeffrey started working with Healthfirst after a brief stint on The Food Network, and showcases his healthy cuisine via food demonstrations, videos, lectures, and his participation with the Healthfirst Healthy Living blog.


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