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Easy Pickled Cabbage

This Easy Pickled Cabbage is crunchy, tangy, sweet, and seriously addicting. It’s easy to make and ready to eat in about 12 hours.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Pickling Time12 hrs
Total Time12 hrs 30 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pickled Cabbage Recipe
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 168kcal
Author: Tania Sheff


  • 1 small cabbage, thinly sliced about 2 lbs.
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium bell pepper any color
  • 2 cups water
  • 7 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 6 tbsp. vinegar
  • cup olive oil


  • Thinly slice the cabbage and bell pepper. Shred the carrot. Place the vegetables in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Transfer the cabbage mix into a glass jar, packing tightly.
  • In a small saucepan, bring the water, sugar, and salt to a boil. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vinegar and olive oil. Give it a stir, and pour the marinade into the jar with the cabbage.*
  • Cool completely and transfer it to the fridge. Allow at least 12 hours to pickle. Serve.



NOTE: At first the liquid will not cover all of the cabbage, but as it starts to soften, it will be fully covered after just a few hours.


Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 996mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 4134IU | Vitamin C: 70mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg