10 Best Vegan Cabbage Recipes You Need To Try

Considering that cabbage is both low-calorie and low in carbs, we’re quite often surprised it’s not way more popular than it actually is!

Especially because it’s also relatively inexpensive, and can be used in such a wide variety of dishes. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best vegan cabbage recipes that we think you need to try!

10 Best Vegan Cabbage Recipes You Need To Try

So whether you’re just looking for some plant-powered dishes that are going to provide you with all of the nutrients you want then this is the place to start looking!

1. Lemon And Garlic Sauteed Cabbage

Although a simple recipe, this dish is sure to be packed with plenty of flavor and makes for an excellent accompaniment to a lot of different dishes too.

The garlic in this dish stands out a lot and the lemon juice helps to give it an incredibly fresh taste too.

Whether you make this cabbage dish by itself, or decide to throw in a few extra veggies too is entirely up to you, the versatility of this dish is endless! 

Ultimately, this dish only takes 15 minutes to make, so if you’re looking for a quick and satisfying side dish, or just a quick healthy snack, this is definitely the dish to go for!

2. Stir-Fried Cabbage And Green Peas

No pick me up meal is better than a stir fry, especially if you’re looking for something healthy too. This is exactly why this stir-fried cabbage and green pea recipe is going to become such a popular option for you!

Stir Frys are always a great meal to go for if you want something healthy and fast, and because you can add as many different veggies as you want, it’s also an incredibly versatile dish too.

This recipe calls for the addition of potatoes, carrots, as well as some green peas. Combined with the Indian-inspired spices that this dish asks for, and you have a super flavorsome dish that is going to warm you up even on the coldest days! 

3. Cabbage Soup

Soups are always a fantastic way of getting your veggies in, and if you want to make use of any leftover cabbage, then this is a great way of clearing out any leftovers you have hanging around the pantry.

If you live by yourself, especially as a student, then it can often be quite hard to find a way to get rid of those last few odd veggies, so soups are a great way to eat healthily and use your leftovers!

The other great thing about this recipe is just how healthy it is! It’s gluten free, soy free, and vegan, and quite often cabbage soup is seen as a detoxing soup too. 

4. Asian ‘Slaw And Maple Syrup Ginger Dressing

If you’re looking for something that is going to brighten up your dinner times, then this is a dish that you’ll want to try making some time soon!

Featuring a whole host of wonderfully colorful veggies, from red and cabbage green, to tomatoes, carrots, red onions and fresh cilantro, this dish has everything you need for a more than impressive display on the dinner table!

So whether you decide to eat a larger portion as a diet friendly dish, or you just want to serve it alongside one of your favorite asian dishes, then this dish is going to impress all of your guests! 

5. Super Crispy Cabbage Fritter

Looking for some supper impressive appetizers for the next time you have guests over? Then this is a dish you consider making! What’s better than something super crispy and crunchy with a deliciously soft and chewy filling?

Plus, you can serve these delicious fritters alongside any number of sauces to appease your guests. 

This recipe is super easy to do as well, and only requires you to mix together the veggies with the flour and the spices that the recipe calls for, so even if you’re a fairly novice cook, you should have no problem creating this delicious dish! 

6. Vegan Manchurian Balls

Cabbage is such a popular ingredient in so many different Asian dishes, that it’s no surprise that so many different Asian dishes make this list!

This recipe features a whole host of veggies, from carrots to cauliflower, and of course, cabbage! So whilst you do have to fry these delicious balls of goodness, they’re still pretty healthy too. 

You can serve this dish as a simple side, alongside some sauces to dip into. Or, you could serve it with some noodles or fried rice if you want to try and make a full meal out of it. So if you want a super versatile dish, then this is a great one to make.

7. Hot And Sour Soup

A great winter warmer, this soup is a fantastic way of cheering yourself up on a particularly cold day, and it includes a whole load of vegetables to ensure that you’re not only enjoying some particularly flavorsome soup, but also a soup that is super healthy too!

So, if you like spicy and sour soup, then you should definitely try this soup out!  

8. Creamy Blueberry And Apple ‘Slaw

Yes, another coleslaw recipe, but if you’re looking to really impress some guests, then this super simple coleslaw recipe is going to blow their minds!

It only takes 10 minutes to make, and features some crazy ingredients that you just wouldn’t think to use typically (we’re looking at your blueberries). 

If you’ve been trying to incorporate some more seasonal ingredients into your diet then this coleslaw is most certainly a good way of doing so, this coleslaw is suitable to be paired alongside any main dish you can think of.

So, whether it’s with some roasted vegetables and tofu, or alongside some spicy cauliflower wings, we’re certain that you’re going to love this one! 

9. Vegetable Momos

Whilst you may not have heard of them before, veg momos are all the rage when it comes to street food in Delhi, it’s a super common and popular dish that is sure to pique the interest of anyone you happen to be cooking for. 

There are a couple of different ways you can go about preparing them, however, this recipe suggests steaming them, which we think is the best way to go about preparing them to be as healthy as possible. 

So whether you just fancy them as a simple and easy lunchtime snack, or as a delicious side dish accompanying your main meal, these veggie momos are certainly going to be a hit! 

10. Veggie Seekh Kebabs

If you’re struggling to find healthy additions for either your kid’s lunch boxes or even your own, then you shouldn’t have to look much further than these delicious veggie seekh kebabs.

Aside from the amazing taste, you can do all of the preparation for the mixture the night before you make them, which is a big help if you’re a busy student or a tired parent!

You can serve them with some simple dips, or you can also use them as a unique sandwich filling too if you want a more filling lunchtime snack.

If you have a household of fussy eaters this is a brilliant way to tempt your kids to eat plenty of vegetables, or if you need to start eating some more vegetables yourself, then this is a great way of doing it! 

Why Eat Cabbage?

You may be wondering why cabbage is such a great vegetable to include in your dishes, and that’s because of the vast amount of nutrients that can be found inside of it! 

Cabbage is a super vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, magnesium, and folate, as well as some calcium, potassium, and vitamin A, and don’t forget the fiber and protein!

Cabbage also happens to contain plenty of antioxidants too, which is why it’s such a well-regarded vegetable to include in your diet. 

How To Cook Cabbage

Belonging to the cruciferous family, the same family as kale, broccoli, and cauliflower, cabbage naturally comes in a few different shapes, sizes, and colors, each with its own different flavors, so the one you use to cook with is entirely up to you. 

Just like these other vegetables, cabbage is a leafy vegetable, so you should cut off the thick leaves on the outside first before you begin to cook the softer inner leaves. 

Cabbage is a popular vegetable to use because of how well it takes on and absorbs the herbs and spices it gets adorned with!

Final Words

So, if you’re someone who wants to start making the most of this underrated vegetable, then we hope that you’ve found some of these delicious recipes intriguing enough to try them out for yourself sometime soon!

Kimberly Kidd
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