Can You Shred Cabbage in a Blender? (Explained)

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Can you shred cabbage in a blender?

Cabbage is an extremely healthy and versatile vegetable. It can be used in a wide variety of cuisines and served both hot and cold. But getting a big head of cabbage from the grocery store can be overwhelming!

It takes a lot of elbow grease to cut the entire thing.

So this begs the question — can you shred cabbage in a blender?

Quick Answer: You can easily shred cabbage in a blender using the wet chop method. Don’t try to put cabbage in a blender without any water to go along with it, otherwise, it will make more of a cabbage puree rather than chopping it.

Wondering about the wet chop method? We’ll explain below…

How to Shred Cabbage in a Blender

  1. Cut your cabbage into quarters, eights, or whatever it takes to fit inside your blender jar.
  2. Add water to the blender so that it is about 2-3 inches higher than the cabbage. It doesn’t hurt to have excess water.
  3. Give your blender a quick pulse.
  4. Pulse briefly a few more times into cabbage is chopped/shredded into the consistency that you want.
  5. Drain cabbage in a colander and pat dry or use a device like a salad spinner to remove the excess moisture.

Do I Have to Wash Cabbage?

It doesn’t hurt to wash cabbage, as you can sometimes get some dirt/debris on the inside of the leaves. By using the wet chop method above, you’re sort of washing it in the process. You can also rinse the cabbage under before you put it in the blender.