3 Healthy Cabbage Recipes That You Must Definitely Try At Your Homes

By Priyanka Chaturvedi|3 - 4 mins read| January 04, 2024


Do your kids hate eating cabbage? Well, cabbage is packed with nutrients and antioxidants and it’s time to change your perception. Introducing cabbage to your meals will not only be a nutritive addition but also a flavourful addition. From cabbage stir fry to stuffed cabbage rolls, there are hundreds of recipes that you can prepare using this often overlooked veggie. But here we are sharing the three best cabbage recipes that will certainly win you and your kids over. Read below to find out more.

Cabbage Stir Fry with Ginger and Garlic

This classic cabbage stir fry recipe is one of the easiest and delicious recipes with a burst of flavor that will require the following ingredients.

  • 1 medium-sized, thinly sliced cabbage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 julienned carrot
  • 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper
  • 1 inch piece of ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Now follow the procedure given below.

  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add minced garlic and giner and saute for about one minute.
  • Now add sliced cabbage, bell pepper and carrot and stir fry for about 7-8 minutes until the veggies are slightly crisp.
  • Add sesame oil and soy sauce and give a toss.
  • Season with salt and pepper and garnish with some sesame seeds.

Serve hot!

Cabbage and Lentil Soup

This hearty and rich cabbage and lentil soup is the perfect option to enjoy during chilly days. Here’s what you will need to prepare it.

  • 1 medium-sized, thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • ½ cup diced carrots
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 2 diced celery stalks
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Follow the procedure given below.

  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion, carrots, celery and garlic in olive oil and saute until the veggies start to turn tender.
  • Now add the chopped cabbage, lentils, cumin, paprika, vegetable broth and simmer for about 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve hot. You can also garnish with fresh parsley. 

Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

If you’re looking to enjoy something tempting, you must try these stuffed cabbage rolls. To make its filling, you will need the following ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • 2 finely chopped tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce, you will need

  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the cabbage rolls, you will need

  • 14-15 blanched cabbage leaves

Read and follow the procedure given below carefully.

To prepare the filling, start by;

  • Browning the lean ground beef in a frying pan and let the excess fat drain.
  • Now add, saute onion and garlic until they turn translucent.
  • Add cooked quinoa, tomatoes, Italian seasoning and salt and pepper and cook for about 5-7 minutes.

To prepare the sauce you will need to 

  • Simmer tomato sauce, vegetable broth, paprika, honey, salt and pepper together in another sauce pan for about 10-15 minutes.

For the cabbage rolls,

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F 
  • Place some filling on the blanched cabbage leaf, roll it up, tucking in the sides. Prepare all the rolls similarly.
  • Take a baking dish and place the rolls seam side down and pour the prepared sauce over them.
  • Cover the dish using foil and bake for about 45 minutes.
  • Garnish with herbs and serve hot!

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Last Updated: Thu Jan 04 2024

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