Braised Cabbage and Raisins

This easy, quick dish is so satisfying and full of healthy nutrients. This recipe can be served warm or cold, as a salad.


  • 1 red cabbage (between 2 – 2 1/2 pounds), cored, outer leaves discarded and chopped into 1″ pieces
  • 2-3 cups kale, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave
  • Optional add ins: cooked chickpeas


  1. Heat a large heavy saucepan on high heat. Add onions and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they begin to soften. Lower heat to medium and add small amounts of water or broth to keep onions from burning.
  2. Stir in cabbage, golden raisins, and rest of broth. Cover. When broth begins to boil, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally until cabbage has wilted and raisins have plumped.
  3. Add in the kale and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine agave (or maple syrup), vinegar and caraway seeds. Stir until well combined.
  5. When cabbage has cooked, add apple cider mixture and stir to combine.