Tired of the same side dishes? Want something more creative than opening a package of frozen vegetables? This quick and simple stir fry of just a few ingredients will really brighten your plate. Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Stir Fry pairs well with many different dishes but is very nutritious on it’s own.



  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 head red cabbage (about 6 cups shredded)
  • 2 bunches bok choy (about 4 cups chopped)
  • 3-4 tbsp neutral flavor oil (I used sunflower oil)
  • 4 tbsp All Natural Fig Spread (if you haven’t made this you could use also use a plum spread. Bionaturae and St. Dalfour make a no sugar spread)  *see notes*
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar


  1. Peel and then cut the onion in half. Slice the halves into thin half moon slices. Cut the cabbage and bok choy into thin shreds.
  2. In a large skillet heat 3 tbsp oil on high until very hot. Add the onions and stir fry until soft and beginning to brown.
  3. Add the cabbage (add more oil if the skillet seems too dry)  and stir fry for 3-4 minutes before adding the bok choy. Continue to stir fry until the cabbage is soft but still slightly crisp and the bok choy has wilted.
  4. In a small bowl mix the fig spread and the vinegar.
  5. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and toss together until combined. Heat until the sauce begins to bubble.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

Nutritional Info:

Makes about 6 cups.

Serving size 1 cup.

Nutrients per serving:  Calories: 191, Cal. from Fat: 83, Total Fat: 9g, Sat. Fat: 1g, Carbs: 26g, Fiber: 4.7g, Sugars: 18g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 62mg, Chol: 0mg


If using store bought fruit spread you will want to add a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg or if you want to go with a more savory flavor try adding some crushed caraway or fennel seed to the store bought fruit sauce.

This dish is actually better after it sits for a while and the flavors meld together.

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