Freezer Cabbage Slaw


Ever wonder what to do with fresh cabbage? It’s always so inexpensive per pound, but not too many people are actually fans of boiled cabbage, and one can only eat so much coleslaw without a whole heap of barbeque to go with it!

Besides making sauerkraut, I love having this cabbage slaw stashed in the freezer. It’s a great way to add some extra veggies to a sandwich (and did you know cabbage is actually a superfood?) as well as a nice crunch and delicious flavor!

Slice the cabbage just like you would for sauerkraut (quarter it, core the pieces, and thinly slice).

Slice up some other veggies: definitely include onion, carrots, and bell pepper, but probably anything would work well!

DSC_7120_1Mix up a brine with vinegar, mustard, and a little sugar. Pour it over the veggies and freeze it. (See full recipe below.)

We like it best with sandwiches, but I’m sure there are many ways to enjoy this slaw!

Freezer Cabbage Slaw


  • 4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 green pepper, sliced thinly
  • 2 carrots, shredded or chopped small
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard


  1. Mix cabbage and onion together with salt. Let stand one hour.
  2. Add green pepper and carrots. Place veggies into freezer-safe container.
  3. Mix vinegar, sugar, and mustard together. Pour over veggies and freeze.
  4. Defrost before using.

For a really super sandwich, try this:

Butter two slices of sourdough bread. Mix some mayonnaise with mustard, chili powder, parsley, oregano, and garlic powder. Spread on one or both slices of bread.

Build the sandwich by starting with a piece of cheese and adding some good-quality lunchmeat on top. Pepperoni or bacon adds extra flavor, if you have some.

Pile on veggies of your choice (raw onion, sauteed onion and bell pepper, pickle, olives, tomato, etc.). Cilantro is also a great addition if you like it.

Add a little of the cabbage slaw.

End with another piece of cheese to keep everything from getting soggy, and top with your second slice of bread.

Grill everything in a medium-hot pan to get the bread toasty and golden, melt the cheese, and warm the ingredients.

Wish I had a photo for ya ;)

Don’t forget to stock your freezer with the last fruits of summer! You’ll be glad in the middle of next winter ;)

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