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Cabbage: Salads, Slaws & Stirfries. Oh My!

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Cabbage: Salads, Slaws & Stirfries. Oh My!

Have you heard recently about the antioxidant rich, cancer fighting, low calorie veggie: cabbage? If so and you’re interested in the health benefits, you’re in luck! I’ve included salads, slaws, stir fries and more* to help you incorporate cabbage into your weekly menu!


Cabbage Salads:

Simple Cabbage Salad

1 small head cabbage, shredded
2 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1/4 sweet onion (optional)
sea salt or substitute, to taste
3–4 Tbsp. raw tahini
a dash of water

Mix tahini with water and lemon juice, then add to remaining ingredients. Let chill for a few hours or serve immediately.


Cabbage, Carrot and Jicama Salad
serves 4–6

1/4 cup cilantro or mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
5–6 carrots, grated
1 small head green cabbage, shredded
1 medium jicama, peeled, cut into 1/8” thick sticks
1/2 red bell pepper, cored & seeded, cut into 1/8” thick slices
2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds

1. In large bowl, mix chopped cilantro, lime juice, maple syrup, salt and crushed red pepper.
2. Add carrots, cabbage, jicama and bell pepper. Toss.
3. Cover and refrigerate unless serving right away. Garnish with seeds.


Oriental Cabbage Salad
serves 5

1 small head cabbage, grated
1/4 cup purple cabbage, grated
2–3 carrots, grated
1 scallion, diced
3 stalks celery, diced
2 cloves garlic, diced
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, diced
2 Tbsp. miso (blonde)
sea salt/Bragg™ Liquid Aminos, to taste
2 tsp. raw apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. date sugar (or 2–3 dates, soaked)
4 Tbsp. water (or more if needed)

1. Prepare vegetables and mix together in a bowl.
2. In a blender, whiz the garlic and ginger with the miso, sea salt, vinegar, sweetener and water. Be sure to thoroughly blend the ginger and garlic.
3. Pour the mixture over the vegetables and mix well. Marinate and chill for an hour before serving.

*All recipes have been reproduced from Incredibly Delicious: Recipes for a New Paradigm by Gentle World, which includes over 500 recipes and all sorts of tips to help make the transition to veganism easy and delicious.

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1:35PM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

3:03AM PST on Jan 11, 2014

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6:33AM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

very nice!

2:08PM PDT on Sep 20, 2013

thanks for sharing

9:25AM PST on Dec 10, 2011

Great stuff. Thank you so much.

3:48PM PST on Dec 3, 2011

I love cabbage -- YAY!

5:15PM PST on Dec 1, 2011

TY,love raw cabbage,mostly the hard bit in the middle.

1:02AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Oh, and to add a bit of a snappy flavor to miso soup, cut bok choy or napa cabbage into large squares and steam them into the soup.

11:31AM PST on Nov 20, 2011


12:38AM PST on Nov 20, 2011

With oriental flavor ramen noodles, you can steam bok choy or napa cabbage, reconstitute dried shiitake mushrooms in the water for the noodles. Dump in noodles, cook through, throw in cabbage & seasoning packets. You can use Brussels Sprouts this way also. My son has loved this since he was big enough to eat it.

For sandwiches...
Take your favorite sandwich such as grilled cheese or hot dog... julienne cut cabbage, sprinkle over your open sandwich while browning the outside of grilled sandwich. Roast under broiler for that toasted taste in the cabbage and cheese. It's really good.

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