Cabbage Recipe - Steamed Cabbage and Caraway Seeds 

This cabbage recipes is so simple that I feel almost silly posting it. Don't let its simplicity fool you though, it tastes absolutely delicious, so much so that even my 5 year old joyfully ate up all of the cabbage on her plate! Yes, you read that right, a 5 year old ate cabbage joyfully!

Steamed cabbage is about the healthiest way possible to cook it, as it helps to retain as many of the cabbage nutrients as possible. It also tastes far superior to boiled cabbage, for those of us have bad memories of that from school days...

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Cabbage Recipe - Cabbage and Caraway Seeds- Nutritional Info

Cabbage is one of the cruciferous vegetable family. If you've spent any time looking around the recipes on this site, you will have noticed that I am a big fan of cruciferous vegetables because they are SO good for you!

Amongst other things, cabbage helps to keep your skin, hair and  nails healthy. It is a great source of thiamin, calcium, phosphorus, copper, vitamins A, B6, C and K, along with folate, magnesium, potassium and manganese.

Caraway seeds provide nutritional value too in the form of Vitamin C, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, calcium and iron. 

Perhaps their greatest contribution to this dish though is that they are an anti-flatulent!

Cabbage Recipe - Cabbage and Caraway Seeds - Ingredients

  • 1 head of cabbage - a sweetheart cabbage is perfect
  • 2 tsps of caraway seeds


  1. Wash your cabbage well and shake or pat dry.
  2. Thinly slice the cabbage.
  3. Put approximately 1 inch of water in the bottom of a pan and place the steamer over it (learn more about ways to steam vegetables here)
  4. Lay the cabbage into the steamer and cover with a lid.
  5. Bring the water to the boil and leave the cabbage to cook for between 3 and 8 minutes - depending on how crisp you like your steamed cabbage.
  6. Turn the heat off, remove the lid and toss the caraway seeds over the cabbage.
  7. Gently move the cabbage around so that the seeds are evenly distributed.
  8. Serve - it's that simple!

If you wanted to add extra flavour and fatty richness, you could stir through a teaspoon of butter, if you can tolerate it, or perhaps some ghee, but this dish is perfectly delicious without either addition.

This steamed cabbage goes wonderfully with our chocolate and mustard crusted roast beef, give it a try, and let us know what you think in the comment box below.

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