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This garlic ginger red cabbage takes only minutes in the instant pot and is full of flavor.

Garlic Ginger Red Cabbage (easy side dish)

This garlic ginger red cabbage takes only minutes in the Instant Pot and is full of flavor. An easy, healthy and tasty side dish that would go well with any meat or fish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword ginger, instant pot, red cabbage, side dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Author Denise Wright (MyLifeCookbook.com)


  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, crush
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated
  • 8 cups red cabbage, shredded shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup water


Instant Pot Directions

  1. Press the saute button and add the coconut oil and butter.
  2. When melted, add the garlic and ginger and mix well.
  3. Add in your cabbage, salt, pepper and water.
  4. Close lid and lock the vent.
  5. Press the manual button and set for 5 minutes.
  6. Quick release or release the pressure naturally when done.
  7. Mix well and serve.

Stove Top Instructions

  1. Add cabbage to a microwave bowl and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile melt coconut oil and butter in a large pot over medium high heat.
  3. Add the garlic and ginger and saute for a minute or two until fragrant.
  4. Add the cabbage and half of the water, mix, cover and turn the heat down to medium.
  5. Cook until the cabbage is as soft as you would like.
  6. Mix well and serve.