Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

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Jamaican Steamed Cabbage is a popular side dish in Jamaica. It is easy to prepare and very flavorful. Shredded cabbage and carrots are cooked with onion, garlic, bell pepper, and thyme.

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

This cabbage recipe and adds a colorful and vibrant mood to any menu. If you happen to go to a Jamaican restaurant here in the USA, more than likely Jamaican Steamed Cabbage will be on the menu. 

Also Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding,  and Jamaican Rice And Peas.

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage is a popular side dish in Jamaica. It is easy to prepare and very flavorful. Shredded cabbage and carrots are cooked with onion, garlic, bell pepper, and thyme.

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage Ingredients

  • Green Cabbage
  • Carrol
  • Coconut Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Salt 
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage is a popular side dish in Jamaica. It is easy to prepare and very flavorful. Shredded cabbage and carrots are cooked with onion, garlic, bell pepper, and thyme.

Cabbage Health Benefits

Cabbage is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous veggies are known for their many health benefits, read here. Some are

  1. Diabetes
  2. Anti-Cancer
  3. Anti-inflammatory

How To Make Jamaican Steamed Cabbage?

To prepare Jamaican Steamed Cabbage, shred cabbage and carrot thinly discarding the inner core of the cabbage. Fresh thyme is the herb that is traditionally used for this dish, although for most of the year I have thyme in my garden, at times I use Culinary Thyme Leaves.

  1. Remove outer leaves of cabbage, cut in half, using a knife slice thinly discarding the inner core. Shred or thinly slice the carrot.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Saute onion, garlic, bell pepper, thyme, and salt.
  3. Add cabbage and carrots and stir well. Add water or broth and whole Scotch Bonnet pepper.
  4. Cover and allow to cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

What To Serve With Steamed Cabbage?

Other Amazing Cabbage Recipes

  1. Curry Cabbage

  2. Roasted Cabbage Steaks

  3. Vegan Cabbage Soup Recipe

  4. Ital Stew Recipe

  5. Cabbage Balls

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Nutrition

Energy:
43 kcal / 180 kJ
Fat:
2 g
Protein:
1 g
Carbs:
7 g
Per portion

Cooking Time

Preparation:
10 min
Cooking:
10 min
Ready in:
20 min
For:
6 servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove outer leaves of cabbage, cut in half, using a knife slice thinly discarding the inner core. Shred or thinly slice the carrot.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Saute onion, garlic, bell pepper, thyme, and salt
  3. Add cabbage and carrots and stir well. Add water or broth and whole Scotch Bonnet pepper.
  4. Cover and allow to cook for about 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Notes

Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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21 Comments
  1. CASSANDRA MARTZ
    March 31, 2020

    What is a Scotch Bonnet Pepper? I really want to try this recipe.

    • Michelle Blackwood, RN
      March 31, 2020

      It’s flavorful yet hot pepper found in the Caribbean, it has a distinct flavor. You can substitute with habanero pepper. cayenne or omit. The recipe will taste great without it.

  2. Auset
    February 17, 2020

    I just cooked this. This was absolutely delicious!! Thanks so much!

  3. https://www.grademiners.com/
    December 29, 2019

    I was just browsing for relevant recypes to make a healthy lunchbox to my work. The matter is that I write articles for students, so I eat a lot) Thanks for the excellent information.

  4. Hillary Washington
    December 15, 2019

    Wow, hubby and I really enjoyed this one. The aroma while it was cooking was amazing and the actual finished product did not disappoint.

  5. Philly
    November 20, 2019

    Where did the print button go

    • Michelle Blackwood
      November 20, 2019

      My dear friend Philly, the print button is right below the first photo. I’m not able to check because I have a brand new laptop and desktop and I haven’t sync them as yet to my printer, at the same time I’m having a major installation done by a technician on my internet access so my printer has to be synced to the upgraded internet speed. I am seeing the Print button though. Let me know if you can’t see it, I’ll email you a screenshot of where it is if you can’t find it.

      • Philly
        November 21, 2019

        Oh wow I missed that… it was at a different location before…sorry about that… I got it now

        • Michelle Blackwood, RN
          November 22, 2019

          No problem, my web designer added a “Jump To Recipe” button at the top so that might have changed it up some.

  6. Jenni
    October 18, 2019

    This cabbage recipe was so easy to make, and tasted so amazing! I made this for a party and everyone loved it!

    • Michelle Blackwood
      October 18, 2019

      Jenni that wonderful, I’m so happy everyone enjoyed it. Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  7. Jon
    March 16, 2019

    If you’re afraid of the spice, don’t cut it. Pull it out before anything else out of the pot. I have 2 young kids who love this dish because they associate it with a family friend who lives 1000 miles away now.

  8. michelle lawrence
    December 25, 2018

    I try this for Christmas with my curry chicken and shrimps It was good family love it. The only thing is I didn’t add the pepper Because my Grand kids don’t like spice.

    • Michelle Blackwood
      December 25, 2018

      Michelle, I’m so happy it turned out great. Happy holidays!

  9. Melissa Snell
    September 14, 2018

    imma try the jamacian cabbage!! i love cabbage!

  10. Jennifer Eno Wolf
    August 2, 2018

    I’m excited to try this recipe!
    Is the Scotch Bonnet Pepper a requirement? If so, do I simply put a whole one in to increase flavor, then discard once the cabbage is steamed?

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 2, 2018

      Hello Jennifer that’s great, yes that is exactly how I do it. Scotch Bonnet pepper adds a unique flavor.

      • Philly
        November 17, 2019

        Where did your print button go

        • Michelle Blackwood
          November 17, 2019

          Philly its at the same place, right below the first photo to the right of the email tab.

  11. Brittany
    January 22, 2018

    A great delicious side item