Easy Young Cabbage Recipe That Tastes Like Summer!

Summer is already here! It’s the best time of the year for all the foodies- fresh veggies and fruits are so easy to access that it would be a shame to not eat them. Today, I want to share with you an easy young cabbage recipe that you will love.

Młoda kapusta (young cabbage) can be purchased in Poland from May till August.

What’s The Difference Between The Old And Young Cabbage?

The color.

Young cabbage’s color is vivid green, while old cabbage is more whitish.

The taste.

Young cabbage’s taste is sweeter and milder than the old one.

Different characteristics.

Young cabbage has more water that’s why it’s faster to cook.

It’s also healthier, it has more vitamins, especially vitamin C.

What Can You Do With The Young Cabbage?

Młoda kapusta can be used to any of the traditional Polish dishes including:

However, the taste of the dish will be different, less “traditional”.

What To Serve Young Cabbage With?

Młoda kapusta tastes best with:

  • meat
  • young potatoes
  • bread
  • solo

Young Cabbage Recipe

Young Cabbage Recipe

Young Cabbage Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 young cabbage
  • 0.5-0.7 lb of smoked bacon (may be replaced with butter)
  • 1 cup of water
  • salt, pepper
  • a bunch of fresh dill (optionally)


  1. Remove the outer leaves of cabbage.
  2. Wash the cabbage and chop it finely.
  3. Put the chopped cabbage in the pot and cover it with 1 cup of boiling hot water. Cook for about 15-30 minutes, until soft.
  4. In the meantime, chop the bacon and fry it on the pan.
  5. When the cabbage is soft, drain it (in necessary), add fried bacon with fat, and season with salt and pepper.
  6. Add chopped dill (optionally).
See also my kapusta zasmazana- Polish fried cabbage recipe.

Pin For Later:

Did you enjoy this young cabbage recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on print

follow me on social


Skip to Recipe
6.5kPolish Foodies