Gut Loving Caraway Cabbage

The delicious combination of butter and caraway seeds turns boring old cabbage into a taste sensation! Gone are the soggy, smelly cabbages of yester-year!

In this recipe the cabbage is cooked quickly in butter, so it retains its crunch, and the caraway seeds give a wonderful moresish flavour. I like to use Spring cabbage finely sliced, but Savoy works well too.

The juice within cabbages is thought to be very healing on the gut, and cabbage juice was a popular natural stomach ulcer remedy before antibiotics were used. Butter contains butyric acid which is also a great gut healer and helps to dial down intestinal inflammation. You can easily use olive oil if you are dairy-free. Caraway seeds have been a traditional home remedy for indigestion and bloating.

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Gut Loving Caraway Cabbage

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Servings 4 adults
Suitable for Special Diet (or adaptable) Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Grain-free, Low-histamine, Low-sugar, Nut-free, Vegan, Vegetarian



  • Peel off the leaves and wash. Slice out the tough core. Slice the leaves finely with a large sharp cooking knife.  
  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan, then add the sliced cabbage, caraway seeds and salt, stirring for a few minutes on a medium heat until the cabbage is just cooked and retains its green colour.
  • Serve straight away!


  • To make this Dairy-free you can use olive oil in place of the butter.
  • If you have any leftovers, they are great added to fried rice, or you could mix into leftover potato to make a Bubble and Squeak.
  • Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to two days.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this delicious salad yesterday and it is absolutely delightful! I couldn’t find caraway seeds at our nearby store, so I had to purchase them online. And instead of butter, I used ghee.