Two standout ingredients of autumn are apples and cabbage. Unite them in a harmony of sweet-n-sour sublimity, and you'll remember why youre meant to enjoy produce when it's at its peak. Pair this recipe with organic turkey sausage, and you'll have found culinary ecstasy on a plate.
Author of Big Green Cookbook: Hundreds of Planet-Pleasing Recipes and Tips for a Luscious, Low-Carbon Lifestyle ($17 at amazon.com).
A tip from Big Green Cookbook: To reduce your exposure to pesticide residue on produce, wash produce thoroughly in cold water and go organic when possible.
Makes 4 1-cup servings
3 tablespoons unsalted organic butter or canola oil
1 medium white onion, very thinly sliced
1 large head savoy cabbage, very thinly sliced
1 large Golden Delicious apple, very thinly sliced
1/4 cup Turbinado or Demerara sugar
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
1. Add the butter, onion, and cabbage to a large saucepan and set over medium high heat. Sauté until the cabbage is slightly wilted and has reduced in volume by about half, about 8 minutes.
2. Stir in the apple, sugar, and vinegar. Cover and cook, stirring once, until the cabbage is soft and apples are nearly tender, about 4 minutes.
3. Turn off the heat. Let "lid cook" (cook covered while the burner is off) until the apples are soft, about 4 minutes. Add salt and pepper and serve.
Based on individual servings (1 cup)
9g total fat
6g saturated fat
0g trans fat
33g total carbohydrate
7g dietary fiber
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