Cabbage with Apple & Onion Recipe |

Cabbage with Apple and Onion

Cabbage with Apple & Onion is perfect for whipping together on a busy night, and it easily doubles to feed a larger crowd.

This Cabbage with Apple and Onion recipe is savory and takes ten minutes to make! It's Paleo and Whole30-friendly, so put it on tonight's menu! |

This one comes together in less than 10 minutes and is a good way to use up cabbage that’s sort of wilted or apples that have gotten a bit soft. It was the perfect accompaniment to some delicious pan-fried pork chops.

All you have to do is lightly cook the apples and onions together, then add the cabbage. At the end, I hit it with a dash of balsamic vinegar for a little tang to balance out the sweetness.

This Cabbage with Apple and Onion recipe is savory and takes ten minutes to make! It's Paleo and Whole30-friendly, so put it on tonight's menu! |

Cabbage with Apple & Onion isn’t a new recipe—it’s been here on the blog for two years—but it’s one that I’ve recently updated with brand-new, much more appetizing photography. We eat with our eyes first, right?

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Cabbage with Apple & Onion Recipe |

Cabbage with Apple and Onion

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Paleo, Veggies, Whole30
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 202 kcal
Author: Steph Gaudreau

This Cabbage with Apple and Onion recipe is savory and takes ten minutes to make! It's Paleo and Whole30-friendly, so put it on tonight's menu!



  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 1 apple sliced
  • 1/2 small cabbage sliced
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp caraway seeds optional
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add the ghee.
  2. Add the onion and apple, cooking and stirring until the onions are translucent and the apple softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the cabbage and cook about 3 minutes more.
  4. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar and cook for another few minutes until the vinegar has reduced a bit and everything is cooked through.
  5. Season with caraway seeds, salt and pepper to taste.

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Nutrition Facts
Cabbage with Apple and Onion
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 563mg16%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 9g36%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 270IU5%
Vitamin C 91.3mg111%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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33 Responses

    1. I’ve grown up eating this dish. It was and still is a favorite. I believe it is an old German peasant dish that could be stretched to feed large families rather inexpensively. Try it with an authentic German sausage and fresh sliced pears or peaches. My Mom and Grandma always made the dish for family gatherings. Goes very well with pork roast or roasted duck, too.Grandma served it on a huge platter surrounding a beautiful pork roast sliced for serving. Of course to be truly authentic, you must serve slabs of fresh baked yeast bread and lots of home churned butter 🙂
      Nice to have the recipe again. It brings back some fine memories.

    1. Looking to feed about one hundred ladies at church women’s dinner. Would like a suggestion on red or green apples and red or green cabbage. Serving with pork loin and can you again suggest a vegetable thank you

    1. I haven’t had this particular one raw like slaw but I have a few slaws that are similar. Would be really tasty I think but maybe with less onion and making the onion very thinly sliced.

  1. Just finished up a big plate very yummy! And helped me use up my apples and cabbage from the fall harvest. Thanks for sharing. <3

  2. I’ve used a similar recipe for years now. The only exception is I usually will add some type of sausage (ground or link….italian or plain). It becomes a meal instead of a side. It is great tasting so anyone wanting to make it a main meal just add your favorite meat! 😀

  3. Made it last night with pork chops. Perfect side dish! Everyone loved it. Planning to make it again for Christmas dinner with goose. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. This was very good. In addition I added some sliced carrots and a handful or two of raisins for color. I thought the blend was very good.

    1. I haven’t tried freezing it but I imagine it might get a bit mushy as cabbage is likely to do.

    1. You can definitely do that! That’s the beauty about cooking…so many ways to modify a recipe and use it to create something that’s perfect for your taste buds 🙂

  5. Are the caroway seeds important? I have all the ingredients except those. I’m trying to save myself a trip to the store.

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