German Red Cabbage Salad

One of the traditional sides to all kind of German dishes are cabbage salads.

German Red Cabbage Salad

Angela Schofield
Prep Time 10 mins
Rest 1 hr 30 mins
Course Salads
Cuisine German
Servings 4 Portions


  • 1 small head of red cabbage
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper


  • Remove outer leaves of cabbage, cut into 8 wedges and remove core.
  • Shred the wedges finely and add to a bowl.
  • Add vinegar, oil, sugar, salt and pepper to a small pot and bring to a boil.
  • Pour hot mixture over the shredded cabbage.
  • Knead the salad for about 3 to 5 min. and refrigerate for at least 1 1/2 hours before serving.