Pan-fried cabbage

Cabbage can be enjoyed raw or cooked. In this recipe it is pan-fried with apple and mustard – a wonderful side dish. Take care not to overcook the cabbage, it is delicious with a bit of a crunch to it.

Ready in

35 mins

Serving size

Serves 6


  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) olive or canola oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • ½ cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple with the skin, grated
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) mild or wholegrain mustard
  • 4 large spinach leaves, thinly sliced
  • lemon juice and black pepper to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large frying pan and fry onion until soft. Add cabbage and apple. Fry gently until soft, but not mushy.
  2. Add mustard and spinach and fry for about 1 minute.
  3. Season with lemon juice and pepper and serve immediately.
  4. Serve with mince, chicken or pork dishes and a small portion of starch. Fill your plate with orange, yellow or red salad ingredients and veggies to enjoy a balanced meal.


  1. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the cabbage for an extra crunch.

Nutritional information per portion


488 kJ


2,7 g


5,1 g


11,4 g


0,6 g

Pan-fried cabbage

Pan-fried cabbage

Wholesome and delicious, make this side dish today.

Pan-fried cabbage

This recipe is from Cooking from the heart, 3rd edition: Diabetes

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