This sweet and sour green cabbage recipe is one of the easiest, tastiest side dishes you can make! It’s flavorful, tender, and inexpensive – and goes great with any protein!
Ready in 30 minutes, this cabbage is a crowd-pleasing favorite. We love serving this sweet & sour cabbage recipe alongside Bohemian dumplings and crispy protein.
Whenever I see cabbage on sale, I always grab a head or two so I can make one of my favorite sides: this delicious sweet & sour green cabbage recipe! It reminds me of the really great Bohemian style sweet & sour cabbage you can get a good Czech restaurants, and it tastes just as good!
Sweet & sour cabbage is a staple in Bohemian cooking. I grew up eating it at restaurants, and recently was able to take a trip to one of my favorite Bohemian restaurants in Chicago, The Westchester Inn, for the real deal. It’s a cozy bowl of old world flavors.
This Sweet and Sour Green Cabbage Recipe Is
- Easy to Make
- Ready in 30 Minutes
- A Great Vegetarian Side Dish
A Tasty Cabbage Side Dish Everyone Will Love
This sweet and sour green cabbage is one of my favorite sides – it’s a crowd-pleaser dish that is always a major hit on our table. These delicious recipes are the perfect accompaniment to serve with protein or bread dumplings.
Browse all our side dish recipes to find your next family favorite! And the best part about this cabbage is that there is very little prep, and the cabbage cooks itself so you can prep other parts of dinner while it cooks.
What’s In This Bohemian Style Cabbage Recipe?
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- Green Cabbage – I like using a medium head of cabbage for this recipe, about 2lbs. Remove the outer leaves before you start chopping for the best texture.
- Butter – I always use unsalted butter to reduce the amount of sodium in my cooking.
- Caraway Seeds – optional if you like the flavor, I put them in mine!
- White Vinegar – tart, inexpensive, and gives this cabbage a fantastic flavor.
- Granulated Sugar: I like this organic sugar for my recipes, I recommend it for cooking and baking.
- Salt & Pepper
How Do I Make Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Green Cabbage?
In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the sliced onion and lightly brown for 4 to 5 minutes.
Add in the caraway seeds (if using) and sauté for an additional minute.
Pour in the water, white vinegar, and sugar and stir well to combine. Add the shredded cabbage and black pepper to the pot, and stir well to combine. Cover and simmer cabbage for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add the fresh lemon to the sauerkraut, and it give it a final stir. Taste, and adjust vinegar or sugar level as needing, adding more to taste. Serve hot, and garnish with extra caraway seeds. Enjoy!
European Inspired Comfort Food Any Time of Year
This Czech inspired cabbage recipe is the tastiest, coziest dinner side. It’s perfect for a hearty meal for the family, and also great to make for company if you are having guests for dinner.
It makes a great holiday meal as well – and would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas. The cabbage simmering on the stove most of the work, so you can enjoy hands-off time while you prep sides or a salad!
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Sweet and Sour Green Cabbage
- In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the sliced onion and lightly brown for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Add in the caraway seeds (if using) and sauté for an additional minute.
- Pour in the water, white vinegar, and sugar and stir well to combine. Add the shredded cabbage and black pepper to the pot, and stir well to combine. Cover and simmer cabbage for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the fresh lemon to the sauerkraut, and it give it a final stir. Taste, and adjust vinegar or sugar level as needing, adding more to taste. Serve hot, and garnish with extra caraway seeds. Enjoy!
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