Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage - quick red cabbage salad or condiment in a sweet and peppery vinaigrette.
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Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage plus Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party

This Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage recipe is not only delicious as a salad or a condiment, it comes with a special bonus: a lesson.

Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage

The recipe is courtesy of my mother-in-law’s cousin Betty, who passed away a few years ago after years with Alzheimer’s. It was one of her specialties. Betty’s daughter recently mentioned to my mother-in-law that the one thing she regretted she didn’t do before her mother passed was to write down this recipe. Not only did my mother-in-law have the recipe, she had it in cousin Betty’s own handwriting! What a treasure for her daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter!


Moral of the story: WRITE DOWN THE FAMILY RECIPES! We were lucky this recipe wasn’t lost to the ages, or Cousin Betty’s Alzheimer effected brain.

The recipe itself is quite easy. I altered it a bit because her original recipe was a little vague and called for three heads of cabbage! Which is great if you are having a party or actually want to process the jars to seal them properly. But she told her cousin she usually just put it in a mason jar and kept it in the fridge for up to a few months. Which is what I did.

You want to let this sit at least overnight if not a few days before enjoying. It is great as a side salad like cole slaw, or put it in a sandwich or maybe fish tacos. It isn’t spicy hot, but a lovely mix of tangy, sweet, savory and crunchy. Mmmmm!

 

Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage

Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Condiment, Salad and Vegetables
Peppery Pickled Red Cabbage - quick red cabbage salad or condiment in a sweet and peppery vinaigrette.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1-2 red bell peppers (roughly chopped)
  • 3/4 teaspoons pickling spices
  • 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 4 peppercorns
  • 1 head red cabbage (roughly chopped)

Note

Makes about 3 pints

Directions

Combine all ingredients except cabbage into a medium saucepan. Boil for about 5 minutes.
Place chopped cabbage into a large bowl. Strain vinegar over the cabbage and stir to combine. Let cool.
Let sit at least overnight before serving. Or pack into mason jars and store in the fridge for up to several months.

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