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An Easy How to Cut Cabbage step-by-step guide to use this vegetables in many of your dishes. It adds a crunchy texture and added health benefits to your favorite recipes.

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How to Cut Cabbage:

These steps will show you different ways to cut cabbage. This crunchy vegetable can be used in different recipes. We use it salads, stir-fries and even boil it.

The steps below will show you to cut cabbage. You can cut cabbage into wedges, shredded for slaw, and the many different ways to use shredded cabbage.

Use these techniques to start eating more cabbage. You will need a sharp knife and a cutting board to start shredding your cabbage to add to your favorite recipes.

Close up image of whole cabbage on a cutting board.

Cabbage Benefits:

There are many different health benefits to add cabbage to your diet. Cabbage is really good for you. It comes from the brassica family which includes, broccoli, cauliflower, and kale.

Cabbage is low in calorie and is loaded with many different vitamins and health benefits. The vitamins include Vitamin C and K, potassium, magnesium and calcium. You also find that Cabbage is full of fiber and it also helps to keep your cholesterol low.

Close up image of whole cabbage on a cutting board with a knife.

Cabbage Types:

There are many types of cabbages. These are the common ones that are purchased and used for recipes. They can be used shredded or sliced in your favorite dishes.

  • Green Cabbage – Green Cabbage is commonly used in more recipes. It has smooth, darker green on the outside and light green leaves on the inside. Green Cabbage is great for cabbage soup.
  • Red Cabbage – This cabbage actually has vibrant purple leaves out the outside and white veins on the inside. It is very similar to the green cabbage as far as taste, but the colors is more vibrant.
  • Savoy Cabbage – This loosely, crinkle cabbage is similar to green cabbage. But has a very mild flavor.
  • Napa Cabbage – Unlike the other cabbages that have a round shape, this Chinese cabbage is oblong head. It belongs to the cabbage varieties of bok choy, baby bok choy, and choy sum. This cabbage is great for shredding and adding your favorite salads.
Close up image of whole cabbage on a cutting board with a knife.

Steps to Cut Cabbage into Wedges:

  • To cut your cabbage into wedges, leave the core and stem intact to keep the leaves together. Cabbage wedges is great for roasting or braising.
  • Then cut the end of the stem for a fresh cut. Now you can make cabbage quarter wedge like shapes into the cabbage.
Close up image of shredded cabbage

How to Cut Cabbage for Slaw:

Use this method to shred cabbage of coleslaw, stir-fries, soups or salads.

  • First, rinse and clean cabbage. Then remove any dark or damaged leaves from the head of cabbage.
  • Second, prepare your cutting area by putting cabbage stem down on the cutting board.
  • Then, with a chef’s knife cut cabbage lengthwise down through the core and then cut each half in half again.
Close up image of sliced cabbage on a cutting board with a knife.
Close up image of cabbage wedges on a cutting board with a knife.
  • Since we are shredding the cabbage you will need to remove the core. With the chef’s knife, slice at an angle where stems meet the leaves slice off the root. Do this on each quarter of the cabbage.
Close up image of cabbage wedges on a cutting board with a knife.
  • With each flat side halves down on the cutting board, begin cutting sides into thin slices.
Close up image of sliced cabbage on a cutting board with a knife.

How to use Shredded Cabbage:

There are many different ways to use shredded cabbage. Here are a few of our favorites:

Close up image of shredded cabbage

How to Pick Cabbage:

  • First, you want to pick a cabbage that is heavy in size.
  • Cabbage should look fresh and crisp with not many loose leaves. The leaves should be tight.
  • Pick a cabbage that does not have any dark, bruised areas on the outer leaves.
Close up image of shredded cabbage

Can I cut Cabbage ahead of time?

Yes, you can cut cabbage ahead of time. When I am meal prepping for the week, I try to prepare my vegetables for the week. This ensures that I will use them for my recipes and they will get eaten.

Store the cut cabbage in individual containers to they are easy to add to your recipes.

Close up image of shredded cabbage

How to Store Cabbage:

When you bring home cabbage from the store, put in the vegetable crisper in the refrigerator. No need to wash until you are ready to use.

Once you have shredded your cabbage, make sure to dry or use a salad spinner to remove any water. Then place in an airtight container or zip lock bag to store. If stored properly cabbage will last about 2 months in the refrigerator,

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How to Cut Cabbage

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An Easy How to Cut Cabbage steps to use this vegetables in many of your dishes. This crunchy vegetables adds health benefits to your recipes.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 Cabbage

Instructions

  • First, rinse and clean cabbage. Then remove any dark or damaged leaves from the head of cabbage.
  • Second, prepare your cutting area by putting cabbage stem down on the cutting board.
  • Then, with a chef’s knife cut cabbage lengthwise down through the core and then cut each half in half again.
  • Since we are shredding the cabbage you will need to remove the core. With the chef’s knife, slice at an angle where stems meet the leaves slice off the root. Do this on each quarter of the cabbage.
  • With each flat side halves down on the cutting board, begin cutting sides into thin slices.

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