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Caramelized Cabbage & Warm Spinach Salad in a white bowl with silver serving spoons.
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5 from 5 votes

Caramelized Cabbage & Warm Spinach Salad

Caramelized Cabbage on top of a bed of spinach greens makes for the perfect stand alone dinner or can easily pair nicely with other things.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 122kcal
Author: Stephanie


  • 1 small head or half large head cabbage roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil divided
  • 1/2 red onion roughly chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 6-8 ounces spinach leaves


  • Heat 1 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add onion & garlic.
  • Cook 1-2 minutes then sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook an additional 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped cabbage and cook 5-6 minutes stirring several times.
  • Add 1 tbsp. olive oil, salt & pepper to taste and garlic powder.
  • Cook until browned & caramelized about 10-15 minutes longer. Add balsamic vinegar last minute of cooking.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Place rinsed spinach leaves in large salad bowl and top with caramelized cabbage.
  • Can drizzle with additional olive oil and balsamic vinegar(optional).


Optional- I like to roughly chop the spinach leaves when assembling the salad.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.2g | Protein: 3.7g | Fat: 7.3g | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 594mg | Fiber: 4.9g | Sugar: 6.5g | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 1.3mg