Traditional Pickled Cabbage

Recipe from Who Wants Seconds: Sociable Suppers for Vegans, Omnivores and Everyone in Between, Prospect Park Books. Photo Credit: David Kiang

Traditional Pickled Cabbage

Traditional Pickled Cabbage


  • 1 pound white or red cabbage, thinly sliced

  • 3 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 2 bell peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, grated

  • 1/2 bunch parsley, minced

  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar

  • 1/2 cup hot water

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon mustard seed

  • 1 tablespoon celery seed


  1. Combine cabbage, celery, peppers, onion, and parsley in a large bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook just enough to melt the sugar. Pour over vegetables, give it all a good stir, and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before refrigerating to blend flavors.