When people think of cabbage recipes, they often think of coleslaw. However, there are so many other creative ways in which you can include cabbage in your meals. It is a delicious and affordable vegetable packed with nutrients such as vitamin C, B-vitamins, potassium, manganese, folate, copper, magnesium, selenium, iron, and fiber.
Cabbages are in season in fall, winter, and spring, and come in the varieties: red, white, Napa, and savoy. So get creative and include this tasty vegetable in your meals. We searched through our Food Monster App and put together ten delicious recipes that include cabbage. Enjoy!
1. Purple Cabbage Chickpea Boats
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Fresh veggies and chickpeas served in a purple cabbage boat sounds like everything you could want for your next meal, doesn’t it? This Purple Cabbage Chickpea Boats recipe from The Vegan Reset contains plenty of healthy, tasty ingredients that are also full of vibrant color and flavor.
2. Instant Pot Cabbage Soup
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Jordan and Clark Cord‘s Instant Pot Cabbage Soup recipe is made with simple, wholesome ingredients and comes together quickly in the instant pot (or on the stovetop!) It’s freezer friendly, too! This cabbage soup includes some of summer’s best produce – fresh sweet corn and zucchini. If you’re making it in the winter, you could easily sub in other seasonal ingredients like broccoli, chickpeas, potatoes, etc. Whether you make it on the stove top or in an instant pot, you’re gonna love it!
3. Warm Butternut, Red Cabbage, Quinoa, and Almond Salad
Rachel Hanawalt‘s Warm Butternut Red Cabbage Quinoa and Almond Salad combines filling and colorful vegetables to create a meal that will satisfy and restore your natural glow!
4. Savory Shiitake, Tofu, and Cabbage Stir-Fry
Edelweiss and Lorelei‘s Savory Shiitake, Tofu, and Cabbage Stir-Fry is light, packed with nutrients, and full of flavor. It’s relatively light in oil and can even be cooked in water if you’re oil-free. Cooking the vegetables in less oil allows for the texture of the broccoli and cabbage to remain crisp. Combined with the chewy, savory mushrooms and tofu, this dish has all the flavor you could ask for.
5. Smoky Cashew Tacos With Cabbage and Avocado
Julie Novotny‘s Smoky Cashew Tacos With Cabbage and Avocado might look gourmet but don’t let looks fool you! These simple vegetable tacos were so easy to make, delicious, and totally healthy. There is absolutely no cooking involved except toasting of the cashews which can be done in advance. The smoked paprika and coriander seeds add a massive flavor explosion.
6. Sambharo: Indian Spiced Carrot and Cabbage Salad
This warm, crunchy Indian Spiced Carrot and Cabbage Salad is traditionally served as a side dish in Gutharathi cuisine. Mira Manek‘s recipe pairs beautifully with bhakri, a more dense version of roti that is spiced with black pepper. However, it can also be served, hot or cold, with any Indian dinner.
7. Chinese Cabbage Noodle Stir-Fry
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The great thing about green cabbage is that it’s mild flavor pairs well with bold flavors. Alison Edmund‘s Chinese Cabbage Noodle Stir-Fry has bold flavors from ginger, garlic, chili paste, and soy sauce.
8. Red Lentil Cabbage Soup With Cilantro Oil
Stephanie Rafnson‘s Red Lentil Cabbage Soup with Cilantro Oil is velvety smooth with a burst of yumminess! The lemongrass adds a light lemony floral flavor and the cilantro oil brings a delightful complement of flavor to the mix. This soup is fairly simple with the intention to focus on the main ingredients.
9. Portuguese Potato, Cabbage, and Sausage Soup
This dish is traditional from Portugal and consists basically of potatoes, cabbage and sausage. Not only is this Portuguese Potato, Cabbage, and Sausage Soup by Ana Queiroz easy and quick, but it’s absolutely delicious. Substitute for your choice of a vegan sausage to add a smoky flavor.
10. Instant Pot Steamed Spring Rolls With Mushrooms, Napa Cabbage, and Bamboo Shots
Serve with a spicy peanut sauce or a sweet-and-sour dipping sauce to bring out the traditional Southeast Asian essence of these Spring Rolls from I Love My Instant Pot. You’ll rarely find a fresher, straight from the garden quality to spring rolls than in this easy Instant Pot dish. Tender mushrooms, Napa cabbage, and bamboo shoots all combined into one delicious spring roll. Need we say more?
If you didn’t love cabbage before or weren’t sure what to make with it, we hope we’ve convinced you to try these delicious meals. For more recipes, download our Food Monster App, where we have over 15,000 vegan and allergy-friendly recipes.
Lead Image Source: Sambharo: Indian Spiced Carrot and Cabbage Salad