Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage-final process image.

Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

This easy recipe for low-carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage will make you a cabbage fan, if you aren't already. This sautéed cabbage has a hint of sweetness balanced out with a touch of red vinegar. This red cabbage recipe makes a wonderful side and can be part of a low-carb, keto, diabetic, or Atkins diet.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, keto, low-carb
Keyword healthy red cabbage recipe, keto red cabbage recipe, keto sweet and sour red cabbage recipe, sauteed red cabbage, sweet and sour red cabbage
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 88 kcal
Author Annissa Slusher


  • 2 tablespoons butter (avocado oil may be substituted for dairy-free)
  • 1 pound red cabbage (about 1/2 head) thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons allulose see notes for substitutions***
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • sea salt (optional)
  • black pepper freshly ground


  1. Preheat a stainless steel pan over medium heat.  I used this pan. Add butter.

    Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage-melting the butter
  2. When butter has melted, add cabbage. Cook cabbage stirring frequently until slightly softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the allulose and the star anise. 

    Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage-adding the sweetener
  3. Add the red wine vinegar. Bring to a simmer, then turn heat to low. Cook until cabbage is tender, stirring frequently, until cabbage is tender, about 25-30 minutes.

    Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage-adding the vinegar.
  4. Remove from heat. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if desired.

    Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage-recipe image

Recipe Notes

***To substitute sweetener, you may use an equal amount of sweetener if it measures the same as sugar. If you use Pyure stevia/erythritol blend, use only half the amount since it is twice as sweet as sugar.

Nutrition Facts
Low-Carb Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
Calories 88 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2800%56%
Vitamin C 59.4%72%
Calcium 70%7%
Iron 0.9%5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.