Oven roasted red cabbage recipe

mrs-green-red-cabbageThis is one of our favourite Yule recipes here at Chez Green.

And last week we had an enormous red cabbage in our Abel and Cole organic vegetable box so we pretended it was the festive season all over again!

Providing excellent sources of Vitamin K and C, cabbages are positive power houses when it comes to delivering anti oxidant nutrition. They are regarded by naturopaths as one of the greatest healers of the vegetable kingdom.

Cabbage improves digestion, can be used to expel worms and the vitamin U in cabbage can soothe and heal ulcers. It is used to treat the common cold, whooping cough and even helps treat mental depression and irritability.

Cabbage owes many of its healing properties to its abundant sulphur content which is warming, destroys parasites and purifies the blood.

If you suffer from cold extremities, cabbage is your friend! Our recipe is slow baked in the oven and uses warming spices of cinnamon and nutmeg so is prefect for thawing out fingers and toes. Read the recipe or check out our video!

Mrs Green’s oven baked red cabbage recipe:


1/2 small red cabbage, chopped finely

1/2 small onion, chopped finely

1 clove garlic, smashed

finely sliced apple

3 dstsp water

3 dstp balsamic or cider vinegar

2 dstp apricot jam

1 oz butter or olive oil

1/4 – 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 – 1/2 tsp nutmeg


Put all the ingredients into a bowl and mix well

Cover loosely with foil

Place in a cool oven, around 150 degrees

Bake for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, stirring a couple of times during cooking

If you’re looking for some ideas of cooking white cabbage, check out our white cabbage recipes.

What about you – what is your favourite way to use red cabbage?

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  1. nadine sellers on March 9, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    delicious idea..adaptable and versatile, i have used apricots and pears with green or red cabbage, baked or crock pot cooked in the evenings when house needs a warm up.

    thank you for the elegant video.

    PS: hungry;going to walk to store for cabbage now..i have the other ingredients at home..bon appetit!

  2. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking on March 12, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Oh this looks so delicious! We love cabbage and I think this would be a great recipe to try!

  3. Mrs Green on March 12, 2012 at 5:58 am

    @nadine sellers: apricots and pears with vegetables are perfect partners aren’t they? Thanks for sharing and glad you enjoyed!

    @Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking: Enjoy Alicia; thanks for popping by and hope all is sorted with your own blog now