How to Cut Cabbage

Wondering how to cut cabbage? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how to make shredded cabbage and cut up cabbage for coleslaw.

Video: How to cut cabbage

Are you wondering how to cut up cabbage for coleslaw but not sure the best way? Alex and I have perfected a method for how to shred cabbage perfectly, without your knife slipping or ending up with really long or uneven pieces. We use this method for shredded cabbage all the time, like when we make our favorite coleslaw recipe or a tangy slaw to top our crispy cauliflower tacos. Using this method really changed the game for us, and we hope it will for you too! Here’s our step by step guide for how to cut cabbage, including a video of me cutting cabbage in our kitchen.

Related: 20 Knife Skills Videos: How to Cut Everything!

How to cut cabbage step by step

Step 1

How to cut cabbage / shredded cabbage | Remove outer leaves

Remove any outer layers of the cabbage that seem tough or are not fresh, and discard them.

Step 2

How to cut cabbage | Remove root

With a large chef’s knife, slice off the root of the cabbage.

Step 3

How to cut cabbage | Cut in half through stem

Cut the cabbage in half through the stem.

Step 4

How to cut cabbage | Cut into quarters

Cut the cabbage into quarters.

Step 5

How to cut cabbage | Remove the root

Remove the root of the cabbage by cutting it out diagonally.

Step 6

How to cut cabbage / shredded cabbage | Thinly slice in short direction

Thinly slice the cabbage in the short direction, using a circular motion with the knife. Since typically shredded cabbage for coleslaw doesn’t need to be in long pieces, slicing it in the short direction makes it easier to eat!

And there you have it: how to cut cabbage in 6 easy steps!

Let us know if you try our method for shredded cabbage and how it goes in the comments below.

Best chef knife & cutting boards

Alex and I are often asked about the best kitchen tools. And every time we answer, “A good sharp chef’s knife!” A good knife can drastically improve your time in the kitchen, and lasts for years (we’ve had our chef knives for 10 plus years). Here are some of the knives we recommend, as well as cutting boards and the best knife sharpener. These recommendations are perfect for outfitting your own kitchen, or great gifts for a wedding registry or someone who loves to cook!

Video: Knife Skills, Gear, & How to Hold a Knife!

Looking for cabbage recipes?

Now that you know how to cut cabbage, here are some of our favorite shredded cabbage recipes for you to try:

Print
How to cut cabbage

How to Cut Cabbage


1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 8 cups 1x

Description

Wondering how to cut cabbage? Here’s a step by step guide and video that shows you how to make shredded cabbage and cut up cabbage for coleslaw.


Scale

Ingredients

  • 1 cabbage

Instructions

  1. Remove any outer layers of the cabbage that seem tough or are not fresh, and discard them.
  2. With a large chef’s knife, slice off the root of the cabbage.
  3. Cut the cabbage in half through the stem.
  4. Cut the cabbage into quarters.
  5. Remove the root of the cabbage by cutting it out diagonally.
  6. Thinly slice the cabbage in the short direction, using a circular motion with the knife. (Since typically shredded cabbage for coleslaw doesn’t need to be in long pieces, slicing it in the short direction makes it easier to eat!)
  • Category: Knife Skills
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: N/A

Keywords: How to cut cabbage, How to cut up cabbage, How to cut up cabbage for coleslaw, How to shred cabbage, Shredded cabbage

Subscribe for free weekly recipes & more!

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.