Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)

by Erica Dinho on October 3, 2012

Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)

Repollo Guisado combines crunchy cabbage and Colombian spices in a flavorful tomato sauce. This is a simple yet flavorful meatless dish. A few ingredients prepared with a few aromatic spices, creates a delicious side dish, or a vegetarian main course.

Buen provecho!

Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)



  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 cup of onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup of tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 /2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup of vegetable stock or water
  • 1/2 small green cabbage, cored and cut into thin shreds
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley

Repollo Guisado (Colombian-Style Stewed Cabbage)


  1. Heat the oil over medium low heat, add the onion, crushed garlic, scallions, bell pepper, salt and pepper. Cook until the onions are soft and translucent, about 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add the cabbage, chopped tomatoes, tomato sauce, ground cumin for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add the stock, or water, and bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes more. Adjust the seasonings if needed. Add fresh parsley or cilantro and serve warm.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rebecca October 3, 2012 at 3:11 PM

great cabbage recipe nice to have a new one, and send me a pic of your boys


2 5 Star Foodie October 3, 2012 at 9:42 PM

I’ve always loved stewed cabbage and would be great to try this one – so flavorful with the spices!


3 Evelyne@CheapEthnicEatz October 3, 2012 at 10:23 PM

I don’t I have sen many latin recipes with cabbage, this is awesome. Looks really good.


4 Joanne October 4, 2012 at 7:06 AM

I’m always looking for new cabbage ideas…this sounds so tasty!


5 Barbara October 4, 2012 at 8:12 AM

I cook a lot of cabbage dishes in the winter months, Erica. Love the color and flavors of your recipe!


6 Chris October 5, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I have half a head of cabbage and everything to make this, might do it tomorrow. It sounds so good and would go great with roast pork.


7 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes and Me! October 9, 2012 at 9:46 AM

With this dish all I need is a slice or two of aguacate…lovely…


8 Angie October 10, 2012 at 9:05 AM

I am a vegetarian and made this for lunch and it was rich and a fantastic vegetarian main dish.


9 Erica October 10, 2012 at 12:52 PM

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