Average: 4 (1 vote)
Active time
10 minutes
Total time
25 minutes
6 Servings

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, palm or coconut oil

2 medium yellow onions, halved and thinly sliced (into halfmoons) 

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced

1 bird’s eye chili, habanero, or Scotch bonnet pepper, halved and de-seeded

1 medium head of purple cabbage, chopped into shreds 

2 pinches of sea salt

1 tablespoon water

  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, skillet or pot on medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, ginger and chili pepper.  Cook, stiring occasionally, until the onion starts to brown.
  3. Add the shredded cabbage, 2 pinches of sea salt, and 1 tablespoon of water.  Toss to cover.  Cook for 10-15 minutes until the cabbage is soft, stirring occasionally.

Serve hot and enjoy! 

An Oldways recipe and photo.


Calories: 100
Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 1g; Sodium: 45mg
Carbohydrate: 13g
Fiber: 5g
Protein: 3g

Yield: 6 Servings

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Having made a personal decision to embrace the African Heritage Diet (i.e.way of eating) this is the very first recipe made being that I just started today :-). I really enjoyed the taste of the braised cabbage. I ended up adding salt and pepper to taste because the 2 pinches of salt was not enough for me. I also used more garlic because I love garlic! Made cornbread and sliced tomatoes in a vinaigrette dressing to go with the cabbage. Looking forward to trying another recipe tomorrow. I am so glad to have found this information!!!
Hi Carla. Kudos to you for caring enough to take care of your health. We're glad our recipes made a good first impression. Keep us posted as you try other dishes!

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