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How to cut cabbage

Learn how to properly cut or shred cabbages depending on what you intend to do with it. Whether it be slicing it for salad, stir-fry or slaws.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to cut cabbage, how to shred cabbage, how to slice cabbage, how to wash cabbage
Servings: 4
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 cabbage
  • 1 pinch salt optional


  • Peel off the outer layers that might look wilted or damaged.
  • Carefully slice the whole cabbage in half through the top and down through the center of the core or stem.
  • Slice each half in half again the long way making quarters of the cabbage
  • Remove the core out of the center by cutting at an angle creating a wedge.
  • Laying each quarter in front of you cut across the grain shredding the cabbage as thick or as thin as you would like.
  • Add your shredded or sliced cabbage to a bowl of water and mix it around washing off all of the dirt and bugs that but have been between the layers.
  • Now go ahead and strain it from the water and add it to whatever dish you plan on using it for.



Serving: 4g | Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 386mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 222IU | Vitamin C: 83mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg