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Spanish Garlic Cabbage

Spanish Garlic Cabbage

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 130 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 1/2 head red cabbage
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tbsp sherry vinegar 8 ml
  • handful finely chopped parsley
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Remove a couple of the outer leaves from a head of green and a head of red cabbage, cut each head in half, for this recipe we´re only using half the head of each cabbage, cut the halfs into 2 evenly sized pieces and cut off the core, slice the cabbage into 1/4 inch (.635 cm) thick slices

  2. Add the cut cabbage into a strainer and rinse under cold water, then add into a salad spinner and spin the cabbage completely dry

  3. Place the sliced cabbage over paper towels, making sure it´s all in a single layer, evenly spread 1 tbsp (17 grams) of sea salt over the sliced cabbage and let it sit for 30 minutes

  4. After 30 minutes transfer the cabbage back into the strainer, give it a quick rinse to remove the salt and add back to the salad spinner and dry completely

  5. Heat a large deep pan with a medium-high heat

  6. After 5 minutes and the pan is hot, add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and the sliced cabbage, mix together so all the cabbage is coated in the olive oil, then mix every 2 to 3 minutes so the cabbage is evenly sauteed

  7. After a total cooking time of 10 minutes and the cabbage has a golden sauteed color and some pieces have a crusty sear, add in 6 cloves garlic roughly chopped, 1/2 tbsp sherry vinegar and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix continuously for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the garlic is lightly sauteed and fragrant

  8. Transfer the cabbage into a large serving dish and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish Garlic Cabbage
Amount Per Serving
Calories 130 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 50mg2%
Potassium 467mg13%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 1282IU26%
Vitamin C 103mg125%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.