Cabbage is best known for being the primary ingredient in coleslaw, but there’s more to it than that. You can use it in salads, add to rice or noodle stir-fries, and more. There is almost no veggie that a chef or plant-based enthusiast can’t get creative with. Cabbage is no exception. These recipes might give you ideas for cabbage that you never thought you could make with the veggie.

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Try these 15 easy, crispy cabbage recipes:

1. Simple Red Cabbage Coleslaw

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An easy oil-free, plant-based red cabbage slaw with a creamy dressing made with cashews and maple syrup. This Simple Red Cabbage Coleslaw by Natalie Martin MS, RD and Lexie Staten MS, RD is great for potlucks!

2. Crunchy Asian Cabbage Salad

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Shredded cabbage and carrots make up the bulk of this Crunchy Asian Cabbage Salad with edamame, mandarin oranges, scallions and red peppers sprinkled throughout. Roasted almonds and noodles are tossed in for crunch and the sweet soy dressing makes this Asian cabbage salad spectacular! The noodles that are used are packaged ramen noodles. Toss out the flavor package and just keep the noodles. This salad by Crissy Cavanaugh is so healthy, filling, easy, and delicious––give it a try!

3. Spicy Cabbage Rice

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This Spicy Cabbage Rice by Lenia Patsi is a very simple but flavorful dish! Garlic, onions, fennel, and wine come together to make this rice dish.

4. Mango Cabbage Salsa

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This Mango Cabbage Salsa by Ashley Smyczek not your normal salsa. It’s even great as a leftover on tacos!

5. Brussels Sprouts Salad With Red Cabbage and Sweet Chili Sauce

Brussels Sprouts Salad With Red Cabbage and Sweet Chili Sauce

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This Brussels Sprouts Salad With Red Cabbage and Sweet Chili Sauce by Daniela Modesto is a delicious salad tossed with various veggies and a yummy sweet chili sauce!

6. Purple Cabbage Steaks With Peanut Butter Sauce

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Purple cabbage is one of those mysterious vegetables. There aren’t a lot of creative ways how to cook it. But as this vegetable offers massive health benefits, this Purple Cabbage Steaks With Peanut Butter Sauce by Laine Rudolfa is an easy way for you to cook it in a fast and creative way.

7. Cacao-Rubbed Cabbage with Citrus Salsa

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This grain bowl treats cabbage ‘steaks like chicken or fish, coating them with a spice rub that roasts into their layers and puts a completely different twist on a vegan bowl. This Cacao-Rubbed Cabbage with Citrus Salsa dish by Quelcy Kogel is further proof that you can veganize anything to taste equally as good.

8. Sesame Cabbage Salad With Coconut Crusted Tofu

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With the sweetness of the mango, the coconut bacon just adds that bit of saltiness the dish needs. This Sesame Cabbage Salad With Coconut Crusted Tofu by Chrysta Hiser truly is one of those quick go-to meals that you can whip up in a flash. You can make the salad ahead of time too and just let it hang in the fridge for a bit.

9. Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs

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We understand that some might have doubts about this, but trust us — these Red Cabbage Carrot Dogs by Melina Kutelas actually taste like the real thing. The flavor of the carrots has just the right mixture of sweet and tanginess to it. The added flavor bonus of shredded red cabbage and spicy arugula makes it even better and a little bit more special. Drizzle it with ketchup and mustard and dig in.

10. Crispy Cabbage Nuggets

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These Crispy Cabbage Nuggets by Melanie Sorrentino could be made with an Asian or Indian flare! But any flavor would work. Just such a great snack!

If you enjoy these cabbage recipes, you might also like 10 Seasonal, Delicious Ways to Cook Cabbage and 15 Healthy Plant-Based Salads!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects.

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