Lombarda
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 4 cups red cabbage, thinly sliced (half a cabbage with the outer leaves and stems removed)
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 - 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 2 medium apples, peeled and diced (choose apples that hold up well when heated)
  • a splash of vinegar (apple cider, white or red wine vinegar)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • salt and pepper to taste
Method
  1. Put the cabbage in a large saucepan or dutch oven and cover it with water.
  2. Add a splash of vinegar.
  3. Bring to a heavy simmer and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, caramelize the onions and garlic in a couple tablespoons of olive oil seasoned with a pinch of red pepper flakes in your largest skillet.
  5. Add the apples to the skillet when the onions have changed color and have softened.
  6. When the onions are caramelized and the cabbage and apples are tender, use a slotted spoon to transfer the cabbage to the skillet with the onions.
  7. Stir well to combine and cook off any excess liquid.
  8. Salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe by Lydia's Flexitarian Kitchen at http://www.lydiasflexitariankitchen.com/meatless-monday-lombarda/