Cabbage Recipes Part 1

Cabbage Recipes

Cabbage has always been one of our favorite vegetables. It’s low in calories and provides real satiety. It’s filled with fiber and anti-oxidants and has been associated with cancer prevention. The best thing about cabbage though, is its versatility. 

Cabbage has a naturally subtle sweetness but it pairs beautifully with spices. These are some of our favorite recipes.

Sautéed Cabbage

Grandma Scamper made this one with a loin of pork and bread dumplings. Fortunately for us, Brother Scamper loved the dumplings as much as we loved the cabbage.  When Grandma wasn’t looking, we often did the under the table switcheroo. Dumplings for him, cabbage for us. Good times. 


  • 1 cabbage – it needs to be sliced but there are 2 ways to skin the cat.
  •  If you boil it quartered for about 10 min, first, you can use less oil and cook it faster
  • Or you can slice it and just sauté directly
  • 1-2 onions chopped
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp caraway seeds
  • 3 Tbsp canola oil


  1. Sauté the onions in heated oil until translucent
  2. Add sliced cabbage
  3. Stir to combine
  4. Cover and heat on a low flame. Stirring every 5 min or so. Until cabbage is soft about 20 min
  5. Add vinegar and sugar
  6. Stir thoroughly
  7. Add caraway seeds and stir again
  8. Cook for 5-7 more min and serve.


Perfect with pork

Healthy Chinese Chicken Salad

Plenty of restaurants serve a delicious Asian chicken salad, loaded with dressing, fried noodles and calories. (Usually upwards of 1,200). This salad for 1 is quite tasty and satisfies that craving but it’s healthy and light. 

Ingredients & Preparation

  • 2-4 c shredded Napa cabbage
  • 1 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar (if you don’t like that vinegar tang use mirin instead)
  • 1 Tbsp grated ginger
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp cilantro finely chopped
  • 4 oz poached chicken breast sliced (simmer the raw breast in water for about 15 min until it’s cooked through)
  • 1/4 c chopped peanuts (optional). (Peanuts can be tricky to chop. We wrap them in 2-3 paper towels and crush them with a wooden spoon or a pan, whatever is handy. Plus it’s fun)

Toss everything in a bowl and serve!

Easy Kimchi Beef Soup

We’ve made this one for people on low carb diets who were desperate for variety. They loved it. 


  • 1 large jar spicy kimchi
  • It’s in the refrigerated vegetable section at the supermarket
  • 1 lb stewing beef in cubes
  • 1 box Beef stock. It comes in cans too but the kind in the box tastes better
  • Chopped cilantro to garnish (Optional)


  1. In a large sauce pan
  2. Add kimchi and beef
  3. Cover with beef stock
  4. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer for 1 hr uncovered, stirring occasionally
  5. Serve with cilantro sprinkled on top or as is

It’s hearty and spicy. You’ll love it.



Cabbage chips

And bacon apple cabbage

Enjoy your cabbage

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