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close up of bright purple christmas red cabbage.

Christmas Red Cabbage

What can I say about this cabbage? It tastes like Christmas and that's all there is to it.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Christmas Recipes, Roast
Servings 6 people
Calories 127 kcal


  • 700 g red cabbage
  • 1 medium red onion grated or finely diced
  • ½ tbsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ tbsp ground Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground all spice
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 orange juice & zest
  • 100 ml red wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper be really generous here
  • 100 g seedless raisins optional but HIGHLY recommended


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees
  • Carefully shred the red cabbage, by chopping into quarters, and removing the tough stalk at the bottom. Add to an oven proof dish. Add all remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Season super generously with salt and pepper.
  • Cover tightly with tin foil and cook for 20 minutes.
  • Stir and return to oven for a further 40 minutes.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 234mgPotassium: 494mgFiber: 5gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 1351IUVitamin C: 80mgCalcium: 80mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Christmas, gluten free, One-pot Cooking, Sunday Lunch, vegan, Winter Warmer
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