Jamaican Steamed Cabbage Recipe

A favorite for “ital” eaters and vegans. Steamed Cabbage is one of the fastest Jamaican meals to prepare. Here is our simple Steamed Cabbage recipe.


  • 1 medium cabbage
  • 2 tablespoon margarine
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper (cut up and add for spicy)
  • 2 sprig tyme
  • 1 crushed garlic or 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 or 3 small slices of a sweet green pepper.
  • 1 medium chopped onion or 2 table spoon onion powder
  • black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Wash cabbage
  2. Cut up/slice cabbage leaves in pieces.
  3. Sauté onion, garlic, pepper, tyme in margarine.
  4. Add cut up cabbage water and stir.
  5. Cover saucepan and cook cabbage are tender.
  6. Add whole scotch bonnet pepper
  7. Sprinkle with pepper and salt.
  8. Simmer then serve with avocado pear.