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Best Cabbage Recipes for Winter

Best Cabbage Recipes for Winter

Cabbage is not only in season in the fall, winter, and spring but is also a source of vitamins A, C, and K and nutrients such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Furthermore, cabbage is one of the cheapest and most accessible ingredients in supermarkets.

Cabbage is often used in traditional dishes, as a side to a meat dish, but it has so much potential to stand out as a key ingredient in a plant-based meal or be used as a main dish.

Below are some creative recipes that incorporate the most familiar types of cabbage, such as white and red cabbage, kale, and bok choy.


Kale Stir Fry with Crispy Curried Tofu

With a quick cook time and a small number of ingredients, this recipe is perfect for a weeknight meal. It’s both nutritious and yummy!


Butternut Squash and Kale Lasagna with Bechamel Sauce

Try out this vegan take on a classic comfort food, which combines kale with another yummy seasonal ingredient: butternut squash!


Sweet Potato Kale Chickpea Bowl

This combination of seasonal veggies, along with the right blend of spices, creates a meal that’s satisfying without being over the top.



Vegan Mongolian Noodles and Veggies Stir Fry in Spicy Soy Ginger Sauce

This quick and easy vegan alternative to a traditional meal is a great contender for pasta night!


Irresistable Potato Red Cabbage Tikki

The inspiration for these delectable patties comes from a popular north Indian snack called Aloo Tikki. The addition of the cabbage gives it a beautiful color and a satisfying crunch!


Lentil Stuffed Red Cabbage Rolls

A unique taste on a traditional Polish favorite, these stuffed cabbage rolls are full of antioxidants and protein!



Steamed Pumpkin and Baby Bok Choy with Ginger Sesame Sauce

This recipe shows that there is so much potential for pumpkin beyond pumpkin spice lattes and pies. It pairs bok choy and pumpkin with a spicy ginger sesame sauce that allows the main ingredients to shine through.


Fried Rice with Ginger, Bok Choy, and Peas

Fried rice – such a simple concept with a unique twist. This recipe is packed with green goodness and easy to make!


California Fusion Walnut Burger and Bok Choy Slaw

This crunchy slaw pairs wonderfully with a walnut and edamame burger to create a meal that is both nutritious and flavorful.



Kale and Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw with Pine Nut “Parm”

This vegan twist on the classic Caesar Salad is the perfect winter salad: packed with nutrients and filled with bold flavor.


Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Fennel, and Leeks

This savory recipe can be used as a side dish or a great addition to a yummy grain bowl.


Brussels Sprout Kimchi Tacos with Cashew Miso Crema

For a more complex, yet satisfying recipe, try out these vegan tacos! You can never go wrong with tacos.



Savory Cabbage Pancakes (Okonomiyaki)

The best thing about these savory Japanese pancakes is that you can customize them to include anything you have on hand or need to use up, which helps reduce food waste!


Roasted Winter Slaw

This slaw combines two delicious winter veggies: cabbage and sweet potatoes. With minimal ingredients and effort, it’s the perfect recipe for a weeknight dinner.


Ethiopian Cabbage

The blend of cumin, curry, garlic, and cayenne elevates this cabbage, potato, and carrot stew to a meal perfect for a cold, wintry day.

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