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Quick Pickled Red Cabbage

Quick and easy quick pickled red cabbage. Perfect as a side dish or topping on salads, bowls, tacos, and more! 
Course condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Cabbage
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings 1 liter
Calories 256kcal


  • ½ medium red cabbage finely shredded
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon light brown muscovado sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • Finely shred the cabbage using a very sharp knife or mandolin.
  • Stuff as much cabbage as you can fit into a 1L wide mouth mason jar. Really cram it in, you can fit a lot more than you think!
  • Whisk together water, vinegars, sugar, spices, and salt. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the liquid over the cabbage.
  • Seal the jar, and place into your fridge to sit for at least 2 hours, or preferably overnight.


  • Nutrition values are an estimate only


Calories: 256kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 2473mg | Potassium: 1211mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 4680IU | Vitamin C: 239.1mg | Calcium: 232mg | Iron: 5.2mg