This is one of my favorite side dishes. In my family, we have it on Thanksgiving and Christmas, as it’s a dish my Dad enjoyed growing up in Germany. The apples provide a gentle sweetness that makes this dish pair nicely with a more savory meat dish. I like to pair red cabbage with pulled pork or roast chicken. When it comes to sticking to a food budget, red cabbage (or any type of cabbage for that matter) is relatively inexpensive and goes a long way. This dish is also very nutrient rich – vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and beta-carotene. This dish is loaded with antioxidants that are can be important both for women and men when trying to conceive.

Red cabbage in process
Here’s how it looks with the red cabbage, onion, and apple in the pot. Next add the water and apple cider vinegar, and turn on the heat.

Cooked Red Cabbage with Apples

Serves 6
Gluten free/Grain free/Dairy free

1 small head (or 1/2 larger head) of red cabbage
3 medium apples
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water

Cut red cabbage in half and remove the core. Coarsely chop and place into a large pot. Peel, core, and slice apples, dice onions, and add to pot along with cabbage. Stir to mix with a wooden spoon. Add apple cider vinegar and water. Heat over medium heat with cover on the pot until you hear the liquid boiling – about 5 minutes.  Turn heat to simmer, and cook for 1 hour or until vegetables are cooked down and soft. Enjoy!

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