Quick Pickled Cabbage

Quick pickled cabbage with hot chili flakes on a white plate

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Pickled cabbage in the easiest form. Ready on the same day!


  • ½ small head white cabbage
  • 1 and 1/2 cups water
  • 1 lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorn


  1. Chop the cabbage roughly. Makes 3-4 cups.
  2. Put water, lemon juice, vinegar, salt and sugar in a pot. Bring to boil.
  3. Put the chopped cabbage, garlic, red pepper flakes and black peppercorn into this boiling water. Give it a good stir and remove from heat.
  4. Cool completely and chill at least for an hour before using.
  5. Keep the leftovers in a jar or in an airtight container in the fridge.


Chilling is not included in the duration.

Keywords: pickled cabbage