More Taste Less Waste Spiced Red Cabbage

Bring a bit of spice to your Christmas Dinner with our tasty spiced red cabbage recipe. This recipe is easy to make, and it call all be done ahead of time so you can enjoy a more relaxed Christmas Day.


1 tbsp olive oil

1 cooking apple, sliced

1 medium-size red cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded

1 finger-size piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped

2 onions, sliced

1 tbsp cloves

1 tbsp mustard seeds

1 cinnamon stick

1 tsp all spice

100ml balsamic vinegar

4 tbsp redcurrant jelly


Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add the cabbage ginger, onions, apple, allspice, cloves, cinnamon stick and mustard seeds, then cook over a low heat for 5 minutes until just starting to wilt.

Pour in the vinegar and redcurrant jelly, cover the pan, and gently cook for 10 minutes,

Remove the lid and turn up the heat to medium. Simmer the liquid in the cabbage for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until all the liquid has been absorbed.

Less Waste: If planning ahead, leave to cool and then freeze in Bacofoil® Zipper® Bags for up to 3 months.

Allow to defrost before reheating in a large pan over a low heat.