Red Cabbage Sweet and Sour from Germany

red cabbage

From Germany

This cabbage dish is a main staple in Germany and it can be eaten with mashed or cooked potatoes.

It also goes very well with a hearty vegan meatloaf!

Red cabbage is a low calorie nutrition powerhouse with many antioxidants that detoxify the body, reduce the cancer risk, and protect a healthy bone structure.

Serves: 6-8 / Ready in: 45 minutes / Calories per serving (1 cup): 120

Great for: low calorie, vegan

Nutrients: protein, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, fiber, vitamins A, B6, C, and K, manganese


1/4 cup vegan butter (Earth Balance, Miyoko's, or organic soy margarine)

1 2-pound organic red cabbage, thinly sliced

5 tablespoons maple syrup or agave nectar

2/3 cup balsamic vinegar


Melt the vegan butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add the cabbage and saute until slightly wilted, about 5 minutes. Add the sugar and toss to coat evenly. Add vinegar and reduce the heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer until the cabbage is tender while stirring often, about 30 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.