Pickled Cabbage


This is a sort of pickled cabbage that makes a great, sharp, appetizer. Or it can also be added into other recipes. There is no need to cook the cabbage, but instead just place it in the fridge. It will keep in the fridge for a week or so.

pickled cabbage
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 day 20 mins
Total Time:
1 day 30 mins
4 servings


  • ½ medium head cabbage, shredded

  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 2 cups white vinegar

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  1. Place cabbage into a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt and mix to distribute. Let stand for 20 minutes, mixing with your hands every few minutes.

  2. Pour out excess salt water from the cabbage. Add vinegar and sugar; mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Cook's Note:

Before refrigerating, you may add in more sugar or even some water if you want a sweeter or milder taste.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of brine. The actual amount of brine consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

79 Calories
0g Fat
19g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 79
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 0%
Sodium 3509mg 153%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 42mg 208%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 194mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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