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Versatile, Hearty Cabbage Recipes to Add to Your Winter Meal Plans

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Cabbage is an incredibly versatile food that is packed with an amazing amount of vitamins! This thick leafy green is loaded with vitamin K, calcium, magnesium, and even vitamin C! How can you incorporate this awesome vegetable into your diet? We got you covered! We went through the Food Monster App and found 15 delicious, hearty ways to get your cabbage in. Enjoy!

1. Seasonal Detox Soup
Vegan Seasonal Detox Soup

This Seasonal Detox Soup is perfect after you’ve indulged in a lot of rich, heavy foods. Doing a weeklong detox during chilly weather isn’t the best idea. However, this soup can give your digestive system a quick break. It doesn’t contain oils, salt, or grains, making it very easy for the body to digest. Treat yourself right!

2. Purple Cabbage and Butternut Squash Tacos With Maple Sriracha Mayo
Vegan Purple Cabbage and Butternut Squash Tacos With Maple Sriracha Mayo

The purple cabbage paired with the tender butternut squash provides the “meatiness” you expect from taco filling while the maple-glazed baked pears add a delicate sweet flavor. Top each yummy taco with toasted pumpkin seeds, fresh cilantro, and a delicious maple Sriracha mayo sauce. Don’t skip the sauce. Needless to say, this Purple Cabbage and Butternut Squash Tacos With Maple Sriracha Mayo is an awesome idea.

3. Kale, Red Cabbage, and Lentil Salad Wrap
Vegan Kale, Red Cabbage, and Lentil Salad Wrap

This Kale, Red Cabbage, and Lentil Salad Wrap is everything you want your next meal to be: nutritious, super simple, and versatile. It starts off with a kale and red cabbage layer. With a strong and complementary pairing like that, not a whole lot more is needed to arrive at a great salad. Pickles, parsley, and a vegan mayo-based dressing is added to brighten it all up, and green lentils to up the protein game. Yes please!

4. Russian-Inspired Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich
Vegan Russian-Inspired Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich

This Russian-Inspired Cabbage and Mushroom Rye Bread Sandwich features classic Russian ingredients like steamed cabbage, beetroots, creamy mushrooms, and some pine nuts. Think that cabbage is always overdone and mushy? Wrong! In this sandwich the veggie is refreshingly crunch and adds a needed freshness to the dish.

5. Aloo Patta Gobhi: Cabbage and Potato Curry With Spiced Corn-on-the-Cob
Vegan Aloo Patta Gobhi: Cabbage and Potato Curry With Spiced Corn-on-the-Cob

This not your average curry – the spices are more subtle and allow for the taste of the vegetables to shine through and create a truly amazing dish: Aloo Patta Gobhi!  It’s paired with a tender, spiced ear of corn that makes this meal the perfect treat for a warm evening.

6. Cabbage Kofta
Vegan Cabbage Kofta

These Cabbage Koftas are very simple to make, super cheap, and can double as a main or side dish. These tasty little balls are full of carrots, cabbage, onions, and a delightfully balanced blend of spices, which is then fried to crispy perfection. Eat them or plain or dip them in some spicy, creamy sauce.

7. Butternut and Cabbage Mild Curry
Vegan Butternut and Cabbage Mild Curry

This hearty Butternut and Cabbage Mild Curry has just a subtle hint of spice and a rich creamy texture, thanks to the butternut squash. The vegetables are slowly simmered in a rich and fragrant coconut sauce until they are just right. This recipe makes the perfect dish for a chilly night!

8. Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Vegan Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Lentils and cabbage are two ingredients that may not be that exciting on their own but put them together and submerge them in a ridiculously flavorful tomato sauce? Amazing. These Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are hearty from the white rice and lentils, savory thanks to the sautéed onions, salt, and pepper, and super easy to make. Serve these warm on their own, with a side of mashed potatoes, or with bread for soaking up all of the tomatoey deliciousness.

9. Polish Golabki: Stuffed Cabbage
Vegan Polish Golabki: Stuffed Cabbage

We can’t get enough of stuffed cabbage, there are so many ways to serve it, and this Polish Golabki doesn’t disappoint. Meaty and satisfying, you won’t believe it’s entirely vegan!

10. Savoy Cabbage Rolls
Vegan Savoy Cabbage Rolls

These German-inspired Savoy Cabbage Rolls are beautiful and perfect for the colder seasons. The meatiness of the eggplant and mushrooms make the texture of this dish authentic. But please don’t expect them to taste like your traditional German cabbage rolls – no, they are the (even better) vegan version.

11. Spicy Cabbage Turmeric Stew
Vegan Spicy Cabbage Turmeric Stew

A delicious, quick and easy to make cabbage stew with earthy turmeric and lots of aromatic spices. This Spicy Cabbage Turmeric Stew makes for a perfect plant-based meal when paired with grains or a wonderful side dish for many other dishes.

12. Brown Rice and Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Vegan Brown Rice and Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

These Brown Rice and Lentil Stuffed Cabbage Rolls are mixed with green lentils and brown rice as a healthy, high-protein plant-based meat substitute to corned beef. Filled with veggies for optimal health.Topping them with tomato sauce also makes it an even better source of iron!

13. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls In Tomato Sauce
Vegan Stuffed Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Sauce

These Stuffed Cabbage Rolls In Tomato Sauce are a labor of love but don’t be dissuaded by that – they are well worth the effort. The delicious blend of spices compliment the hearty filling, and when you wrap all that up in a cabbage leaf topped it in a zesty tomato sauce, you have a truly amazing dish.

14. Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage and Radicchio With Mustard Sauce 
Vegan Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage and Radicchio With Mustard Sauce

These simple and tasty Mushroom Stuffed Cabbage and Radicchio With Mustard Sauce are an absolute treat. Each leaf is stuffed with a yummy mixture of sautéed mushrooms, beans, carrots and other vegetables, and a blend of spices. This dish is the perfect appetizer at parties, where it’s sure to impress with its creative blend of flavors and beautiful presentation.

15. Spicy Cabbage Detox Soup
Vegan Spicy Cabbage Detox Soup

This time of year there is nothing better than a bowl of piping hot soup. And, there is just something delicious about that spicy tingle on your tongue after eating something with some zip to it. This Spicy Cabbage Detox Soup is perfect for that! Not only does this soup pack a ton of veggies into one meal (score), it has so much flavor you are going to be going back for more. Double-score!

Amazed by how versatile cabbage could be? Get in the kitchen and try making these unique and healthy recipes today, get those veggies in! You should also check out another healthy and versatile vegetable; Parsnip! All of these recipes and more are on the Food Monster App, you’ll find endless recipes that will help you eat more vegetables! With over 10,000 recipes, it’s available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. Full of allergy-friendly recipes, subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Savoy Cabbage Rolls

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