When you need that balance of acidic flavors, this quick pickled cabbage is here for you! Beautiful, bright purple cabbage is a pop of color to any sandwich with tangy vinegar and a touch of sweet.
Set water to boil in a kettle. In a container with a lid, add vinegar, sugar, salt and any spices if you choose. Stir to combine.
Place cabbage in a colander. Pour boiling water slowly over the cabbage.
Transfer the red cabbage to the container with the vinegar mixture. Let sit for 30 minutes before using.
Flavor will develop and the vinegar will mellow the longer it sits. Store covered in the refrigerator up to 3 days.