Quick Fried Cabbage with Olive Oil & Garlic

Fried Cabbage & Garlic with Pistachio

Fried Cabbage & Garlic with Pistachio

Cabbage is one of the most under-rated and beautiful tasting vegetables if cooked correctly. It's also full of vitamins C & A. If your childhood memories of cabbage are of a over-boiled mush, do yourself a favor and try this recipe. It might change your view on cabbage.

3 cups red & green cabbage, finely sliced
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
4 T olive oil
1 T water
1 T soy sauce
2 teas parsley, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
garnish with pistachio nuts

Put all the ingredients into a large saucepan on a medium heat and cover. Once you hear the cabbage start to fry, shake the pan while holding the lid on.

Continue to cook over medium heat for 5-6 minutes giving the saucepan a good shake every minute or so.

When done the cabbage should be wilted but glistening.

This dish should take less than 30 minutes to prepare and will serve 4.


  • use Savoy cabbage, or a combination of red and green cabbage
  • after cooking and before serving sprinkle with roasted cashew nuts or pine nuts
  • add thinly sliced strips of fried tofu

Wheat free & Gluten Free
Soy sauce is the one item in this recipe that might contain wheat. So if your soy sauce is wheat or gluten free – the recipe will be too.

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  1. Donna says:

    Thank you Darlyn, I love cabbage and this recipe as well as the braised purple cabbage recipe are two of my favorites.