Quick Kimchee

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This quick, spicy, tangy cabbage side dish stands in for the traditional salty Korean staple. Unlike fermented kimchi, this quick variation is best eaten shortly after preparing and does not keep its crunchy texture when stored. Enjoy it with grilled meats or chicken.

ChupaNote: I doubled the garlic, ginger, red pepper and scallions. Used Japanese rice vinegar instead of distilled. We call it 'Korean Coleslaw'!!!!

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  • Source: Eating Well, March/April 2007
  • Formatted by Chupa Babi in MC: 03.11.07
  • Active time: 15 minutes | Total time: 40 minutes
  • Makes 8 servings, ½ cup each



  1. Combine cabbage, garlic and water in a large saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring once or twice, until tender, 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk vinegar, oil, ginger, salt, sugar and crushed red pepper in a large bowl.
  4. Add the cabbage, scallions and carrot to the bowl and toss to combine.
  5. Refrigerate for about 25 minutes before serving.

Nutritional information

  • Per serving: 37 calories | 2g fat (0g sat, 1g mono) | 0mg cholesterol | 4g carbohydrate | 1g protein | 1g fiber | 235mg sodium | 47mg potassium.
  • Nutrition bonus: Vitamin A (50% daily value) | Vitamin C (40% dv).
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable