A whole cabbage cut into long, thin strips with a santoku knife next to it - How to cut cabbage

How to Cut Cabbage

Easy ways to cut a cabbage
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 170kcal
Author Healing Tomato



  • Remove the outer leavers of the cabbage
  • Cut of the bottom stem of the cabbage
  • To make your life easier, wet the knife before cutting into it.
  • Look for the stem which divides the cabbage into half and cut it along that stem
  • Take one of those pretty halves and turn it upside down and cut it into half
  • Take one of those half and set it on its side.
  • Start by cutting it thin strips starting from the edge.
  • Repeat the steps for all cabbage "halves"
  • Place the cabbage in a sieve and place it under running water to clean it
  • Set it aside to drain the water
  • Take a big bowl and fill it halfway with room temperature water and 1/2 tsp salt
  • Stir the water before placing the washed cabbage strips into the bowl.  Set aside for about 10 minutes
  • Drain the water and paper-towel dry it to soak up as much water
  • Add it to the pan to cook or bowl for a coleslaw recipe


When you are ready to cook the cabbage, drain the water and paper-towel dry it to soak up as much water as you can. Then add it to the pan for cooking.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 8g | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 1156mg | Fiber: 17g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 249mg | Calcium: 283mg | Iron: 3.2mg