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pickled cabbage in a glass jar

Quick Pickled Cabbage

Tangy and crunchy, quick Pickled Cabbage is the perfect condiment. Enjoy as a salad side with your meal, or on top of your burger or tacos or as a fresher substitute for sauerkraut.
Course Condiment, Pickled
Cuisine Eastern European
Keyword pickled cabbage, quick pickled cabbage
Prep Time 10 minutes
Pickling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • ½ cabbage shredded or sliced
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt heaping teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon sugar heaping teaspoon
  • 1 carrot, grated optional


  • Thinly slice/shred the cabbage into strips and place into a bowl. Finely dice the onion and mix with cabbage.
  • Add the vinegar, salt and sugar to the boiling water and pour over the cabbage mixture. Using your hands, mix and massage the brine through the cabbage for a minute. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes, but best to be left overnight. Keep it refrigerated.