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Sweet & Sour Cabbage with Honey (Gluten Free, Vegetarian)

This sweet and sour cabbage with honey is a bright and flavorful side dish! Made with healthy red cabbage and honey right from the hive!  Great to serve along side any protein, a bright and flavorful side dish.

One of the best parts of beekeeping is harveting lots of fresh raw honey every year. I am always creating new honey recipes, and this sweet and sour cabbage was the perfect dish!  Made with shredded red cabbage, honey, apple juice, balsamic vinegar, and a few spices.  This cabbage dish will make it back to your table meal after meal!
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This Red Cabbage with Raw Honey Is:

  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Bright
  • Tart
  • Packed with Flavor
  • Healthy and loaded with nutrients
  • Vegetarian (not technically vegan beacuse of the honey), gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free

Make Sweet Sauerkraut with Honey!

Sweet & sour cabbage (and sourkraut) has always been one of my favorite ways to eat cabbage.  My family used to go to this fantastic Bohemian/German resturant “Little Europe” in Brookfield Illinois when I was growing up.  We would get breaded pork tenderloins all around, with potato dumplings, goulash (or beef noodle soup), heaps of sweet and sour cabbage and sourkraut,  and of course kolachkes for dessert.  I’m drooling just thinking about it!  Little Europe has sinced closed, but I love sweet and sour cabbage to this day.  This recreation uses a red cabbage and some raw honey in a sweet vinegar dressing.

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What’s In This Sweet & Sour Cabbage with Honey?

Red cabbage and apples is a classic combo – so I decided to give it a new twist by using apple juice in this recipe.  It has all the sweetness of the apples, but also gives the cabbage a nice flavorful broth to simmer in.

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Easy Weeknight Cabbage Recipes

This honey sweet & sour cabbage recipe is what I call an Easy Weeknight Meal – which is on your table in about 30 minutes.  These quick and simple recipes are perfect for those nights when you want a healthy homecooked meal but don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen. I have a whole section of The Herbeevore dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals, that are great for the whole family. From soups and stews, to pastas and proteins – a healthy meal can be on your table in no time.  Even faster than ordering takeout!

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How Do I Make This Naturally Sweet & Sour Red Cabbage with Honey?

  • In a large pot, add the shredded cabbage and olive oil.  Heat over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until cabbage has begun to wilt.
  • Add the apple juice, raw honey, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to the pot.  Stir well to combine.
  • Cover the pot, and heat on low for about 30 minutes until cabbage is cooked through

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Dietary Modifications

  • This recipe is naturally vegetarian, but because raw honey isn’t technically vegan, you can substitute maple syrup or brown sugar instead of honey in this recipe if you don’t eat animal products.
  • This cabbage is gluten free!
  • It’s also refined sugar free, but make sure you are using 100% apple juice and not a blend or mix that has added sugar.

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Other Healthy Recipes With Raw Honey We Love!

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Sweet & Sour Honey Cabbage

Kelly Jensen
This sweet and sour red cabbage with raw honey is a bright and flavorful side dish! Made with healthy red cabbage and honey right from the hive!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Bohemian, German
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, add the shredded cabbage and olive oil.  Heat over low heat for about 10 minutes, stirring frequently until cabbage has begun to wilt.
  • Add the apple juice, raw honey, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to the pot.  Stir well to combine.
  • Cover the pot, and heat on low for about 30 minutes until cabbage is cooked through.

Notes

  • We try to cook as low sodium as possible, so you can add additional salt or pepper to suit your tastes.
  • Same with the sweetness: if you need more sweetness, add more honey or apple juice.
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