Vegan Braised Red Cabbage with Apples and Pecans

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Hello & Happy Monday!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those who are not cabbage people, I’m telling you.. this recipe will completely change your perspective on the vegetable in every capacity, because it’s just SO GOOD!! For years I was never fond of anything but brussels sprouts, today I love throwing shredded cabbage into salads or topping sandwiches with it! It adds additional texture, nutrients, makes recipes more filling with its high fiber content, and they don’t get limp like your typical greens when topped with dressing. Also, cabbage is more accessible, affordable, and doesn’t spoil as traditional salad greens.

 

In addition to cabbage being one of my faves to throw into a salad.. Braised red cabbage is one of my all time loves!

 

I feel as though the first time I experienced braised red cabbage was at a restaurant, thus it was packed with sugar, butter and everything that defeats the purpose of enjoying cabbage. However, I loved the concept and the overall tart flavor profile, so I was on a mission a year or so ago to recreate this concept. I’m just so glad I did, because it’s one of my obsessions! 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

I love this recipe for countless reasons! Its packed to the max with nutrients, made with minimal ingredients, features only a dash of coconut sugar, sweetness is mostly derived from the apples, a tartness from the apple cider vinegar, has texture, the toasted pecans add an element of savoriness and it has a lil red wine. Ingredients are accessible, affordable, it requires minimal skills to make, can easily be produced in bulk, and is the perf holiday side dish!

 


 

 

 

If you’re looking for the perf addition to your upcoming holiday spread, you have to try my classic vegan Braised Red Cabbage with apples & toasted pecans!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why this recipe rocks:

 

 

 

Minimal ingredients 

Minimal effort

Slightly sweet

Great to accompany any dish!

Packed full of veggies!

Great for entertaining!

Affordable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vegan Braised Red Cabbage with apples


  • Author: Eat Drink Shrink
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (or any other variety)
  • 1 head red cabbage (2 1/4 pounds), halved, cored, and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 larger granny smith apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet that has a cover, add the oil over medium-high heat. Add apples and onions and saute for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add shredded cabbage and continue to saute for about 5 more minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the coconut sugar, wine, balsamic, apple cider vinegar, & water. Reduce heat to low (very low, like a 1-2 on the dial) and cover.
  3. Continue to cook, stirring every 10-15 minutes or so, until softened. Resist the urge to turn up the heat to shorten the cooking time. The mixture will burn to the bottom of the pot easily if you do so.
  4. Start checking for doneness around 45 minutes but it may take up to an hour. Top with toasted pecans and serve.
  • Category: braised red cabbage
  • Cuisine: side dish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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