Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Meat Free Monday

Chinese sweet and sour Cabbage

Recipe taken from The Meat Free Monday Cookbook.  Foreword by Paul, Mary and Stella McCartney.  Published by Kyle Books.  Photography by Tara Fisher.

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  1. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  2. 1 sliced onion
  3. 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  4. 2 teaspoons sugar
  5. 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (Indonesian chilli sauce)
  6. 6 tablespoons chopped tomatoes
  7. 750g shredded Chinese cabbage
  8. salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  9. 2–3 spring onions
  10. 1 shredded red chilli sprinkled


Serves 4


  • Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a heavy-bottomed pan and cook 1 sliced onion until soft.
  • Stir in 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 2 teaspoons sugar, 1 tablespoon sambal oelek (Indonesian chilli sauce) and 6 tablespoons chopped tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add 750g shredded Chinese cabbage and salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cook for 10 minutes with the lid on, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender.
  • Serve hot with 2–3 spring onions and 1 shredded red chilli sprinkled over the top.


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