½ cup(120ml)distilled vinegaror apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
Remove the core of the cabbage then thinly shred it using a sharp chef's knife, or a mandoline slicer.
Make the pickling solution, in a small saucepan, combine half a cup of water with the salt and sugar. Stir and heat until the sugar and salt are dissolved in the water. Remove from heat, and allow to cool.
Add vinegar and the remaining water. Add the shredded cabbage to a mason jar, then top with the pickling solution leaving half an inch of space in the jar. Seal and store in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
Allow to Cool. It's important that you allow the brine to cool completely before you store the glass jar in the fridge.
Use Different Type of Cabbage. This recipe works for all types of cabbage, substitute red cabbage with green, white, or napa cabbage.
Add Heat. To add some heat, I suggest that you slice a jalapeño (keep or remove the seeds) and add it to the jar. Or use red pepper flakes instead.
Storing. Store the pickled red cabbage in the fridge in a sealed jar for up to 2-3 weeks.