Christmas Cabbage

Christmas CabbageAn easy to prepare side dish for any festive meal. This was one of two dishes I cooked in advance (the other being mashed swede), so I didn’t have too much to do on Christmas Day.

Christmas Cabbage

Red Cabbage with cranberries and balsamic vinegar
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Everyday Recipes


  • 1 medium red cabbage
  • 1 large onion
  • 200 g fresh cranberries
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 100 g brown sugar


  • Peel and slice the onion. Finely slice the cabbage, removing outer leaves and core.
  • Put the oil into a large pan and add the onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until it begins to caramelise.
  • Add the cabbage, and continue to cook,, stirring frequently, until the cabbage softens.
  • Add the stock, balsamic and sugar, give a good stir and then cover pan and cook for 10 minutes on a low heat.
  • Add the cranberries and cook for a further 10-15 minutes.


This dish can be prepared in advance and reheated.

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