Recipe To Make Easy Sauté Cabbage | Vegetarian, Vegan Versions

Here is an easy sauté cabbage recipe that is fast to make and delicious to eat.

Cabbage is one of the most healthy vegetables that you can eat. With this dish, the cabbage is delicious. You can use red or green cabbage or both, as you wish.

It is fast and easy to make and leftovers can be stored in the fridge for your next meal.

Check out this video for how to make Easy, Sauté cabbage or go to the written instructions below.

This recipe is very healthy. With cabbage, celery, and carrots, this recipe is made with some of the most nutritious vegetables that exist. For more information about the health benefits of each vegetable, check out the information below.

This recipe has vegetarian, and vegan versions.

This recipe is gluten-free.


April 20, 2021, by Deborah Esplin

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Equipment To Make Easy Sauté Cabbage

  Glass mixing bowls, set of three with lids

    • Glass mixing bowls are great for making a salad because it makes a beautiful serving dish for the table, then you can store the salad in the same bowl.

 Chef’s Knife

    • You need a good, sharp knife to cut all these vegetables and not tire your arm or risk injury. Invest in a good knife and it will serve you for years.

 Cutting Board

    • A good cutting board is also essential. I like bamboo because they are soft on the knives, are light, and are easy to wash.

Professional Heavy-Duty Sauté Pan

    • A heavy-duty, thick sauté pan means you have even heating without hot spots which is very important for frying and sautéing.

 Home Kitchen Heavy-Duty Sauté Pan, set of 2

    • Professional equipment is expensive. This set is still very good, but more affordable.

Investing in your kitchen tools is worth it as they pay you back with the ease of use and long life. For more kitchen tools, check out my Kitchen Tool Kits.

Recipe for Easy Sauté Cabbage

Here is the recipe for Easy Sauté Cabbage in a format that you can download, save and print. The ingredients and steps are listed below.

Download a copy of the recipe here to save, and print:  Recipe For Easy Sauté Cabbage


    • 1/4 Green Cabbage, thinly sliced
    • 1/8 Red Cabbage, thinly sliced
    • 1 Celery stick, finely diced
    • 1/4 onion, finely diced, if desired
    • 7 mL (1/2 tsp.) Salt
    • 1/4 onion, thinly diced, if desired
    • 15—30 mL (1  – 2 tbsp) Maple Syrup
    • 15—30 mL (1—2 tbsp.) Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 15 mL (1 tbsp.) White Wine
    • 1 tsp. Salt & Pepper
    • 30 mL (2 tbsp.) Olive oil, Sunflower Oil or Butter

My favourite sauce recipe:

    • 15  – 30 mL (1  tbsp) Maple Syrup
    • 30 -45 mL ( 2 tbsp.) Apple Cider Vinegar

  Don’t forget the special ingredient. Love.

Vegetarian version: use any of the oils or butter, as you wish.

Vegan version: use the oils and not the butter.


    1. Rinse and chop the vegetables. 
    2. You can let the cabbage sit in a bowl for 15 minutes with the salt if you want to soften it slightly. This is not necessary and I don’t normally do it as I like my cabbage crispy.
    3. Warm the oil or butter in the pan, then saute the onion for 1 minute, if you add it. Then add the cabbage and stir fry for two minutes. Then add the celery. Saute for another 10 to 13 minutes, depending on how soft you want the cabbage. Stir every minute or two during the cooking.
    4. Mix the liquid sauce ingredients together and add to the cabbage at the end of the cooking. Add the salt and pepper.
    5. You can add pumpkin and sesame seeds if desired. Enjoy!

Note: This recipe can be made smaller or bigger by adjusting the number of vegetables.

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This sauté cabbage recipe will go really well with my recipe for a Gluten-Free Batter Fried Fish. Here is the video recipe.

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2 Replies to “Recipe To Make Easy Sauté Cabbage | Vegetarian, Vegan Versions”

  1. Oh, this looks delicious! I love cabbage but am the only one in my house that does! I’ll have to save this for a day when they are out of the house. I’ll also have to pass this on to my mom as she also loves cabbage! Thanks for sharing

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