Low Sodium Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Recipe

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This easy low sodium sweet and sour red cabbage recipe is a fantastic side dish to serve with your favorite protein. It’s a little sweet, a little tangy, and a great colorful dish.

An inexpensive recipe to make with red cabbage and simple ingredients. I love serving this up with crispy chicken breasts or along side low sodium pork tenderloin.

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We’ve been making this easy red cabbage recipe for years, it’s a wonderful and simple side dish! You don’t need salt for a tasty and tangy cabbage recipe, it has a wonderful flavor.

Start by sautéing onions and apples, add the chopped cabbage, and simmer in a sweet apple cider vinegar dressing. It makes a great dish all year long. Perfect for a holiday or getting the family together for a homemade dinner.

This Low Sodium Red Cabbage Recipe Is

  • Sweet
  • Tangy
  • Tart
  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Easy to Make
  • A Great Salt Free Side Dish
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Low Sodium Side Dishes for a Better Meal

This low sodium cabbage recipe is a fantastic side to make without the salt. We’re all about making recipes low sodium every chance we get. Low sodium cooking does NOT have to be bland, boring, or flavorless… It’s quite the opposite when done right. 

This easy cabbage recipe would make a great side dish for Easter dinner, or any holiday!

By building meals around fresh ingredients and bright flavorful spices you can make better meals for you and your family. Check out all my low sodium side dish recipes here that are on LowSoRecipes. These easy and tasty recipes are fantastic sides for everyone at your dinner table.

Ingredients for this No Salt Added Cabbage Recipe

See the recipe card below for a full list of instructions and ingredient amounts!

  • Red Cabbage – you can either chop or shred the cabbage, depending on what texture you enjoy. I like hand-chopping it, but using a food processor or even a mandoline slicer would be great options.
  • Onion – for a bit of savory flavor.
  • Apples – adds a nice natural sweetness.
  • White Vinegar – gives a wonderful tanginess to the cabbage.
  • Olive Oil – to sauté the onion and apple in.
  • Sugar – while this recipe isn’t very sweet, the sugar adds a nice flavor to the dish overall.
  • All Purpose Flour – which thickens the sauerkraut at the end.
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How To Make Sweet and Sour Cabbage with Red Cabbage

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the sliced onion and apple, and lightly brown for 4 to 5 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Cover and simmer cabbage for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the fresh lemon and the all purpose flour to the red cabbage, 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 black pepper. Enjoy!
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Low Sodium Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

AuthorKelly Jensen
This easy low sodium sweet and sour red cabbage recipe is a fantastic side dish to serve with your favorite protein. It’s a little sweet, a little tangy, and a great colorful dish.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 108 kcal

Equipment

  • large pot

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion sliced
  • 1 large apple chopped
  • 1.5 cup water
  • ¾ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 lb cabbage shredded
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon juiced, about 1-2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon all purpose flour

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the sliced onion and apple, and lightly brown for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the water, apple cider 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 and the all purpose flour to the red cabbage, and it give it a final stir until flour has dissolved. Taste, and adjust vinegar or sugar level as needing, adding more to taste. Serve hot, and garnish with extra black pepper. Enjoy!

Notes

Serving Size

This recipe makes about 8 cups of cabbage – so each serving is for one 1-cup size. There should be 8 total.

Nutrition

Calories: 108kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 25mgPotassium: 304mgFiber: 4gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 127IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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