Let’s be honest: Cabbage doesn’t get enough love. The round, leafy vegetable often sits neglected in the veggie aisle, only to be ignored by spinach lovers and kale devotees alike — but that may just be because they don’t realize how many amazing ways to cook cabbage there are. Really, it’s not just cabbage soup. And it’s time to start taking advantage of this vegetable’s versatility.
In fact, cabbage may just be one of the best fall comfort foods — when it’s prepared with a little love and some key ingredients like butter and cream. Not to mention, some cabbage recipes are more than 100 years old, and they still stand up to a modern taste test, which explains why this veggie is a staple food in several cultures. Plus, cabbage is good for you too. What’s not to love here?
From warm salads to wholesome soups to special cultural dishes (Japanese savory pancakes, anyone?), there’s a whole lot more to this vegetable than meets the eye. Give your usual greens a break, and try out something new for a change. Whether you’re looking for a simple, healthy dish, a comforting meal, or simply something new, these 16 tasty cabbage recipes will not disappoint. Enjoy!
1. Warm Cabbage And Noodle Salad
A squeeze of lime and the crunch of raw ramen noodles makes A Beautiful Mess' warm cabbage salad a texture-mixing meal you'll want to eat multiple times.
2. Indian Cabbage With Crispy, Crunchy Chickpeas
Fried chickpeas pair perfectly with soft gingery cabbage, as Steamy Kitchen shows.
3. Skinny, Mayo-Less Cabbage Salad
A mix of apple cider vinegar, ketchup, and brown sugar gives Averie Cooks' cabbage salad a creamy consistency without making it too unhealthy.
4. Thai Mango Cabbage Wraps
It's no surprise that cabbage leaves make easy bowls. But Cookie and Kate makes them even better by filling them up with crispy tofu and juicy mango.
5. Gingery Shiitake And Cabbage Soup With Edamame
Cabbage and mushrooms make a power duo in this feel-good soup by Cara's Cravings.
6. Honey Mustard Roasted Cabbage
No one ever said cabbage couldn't take centerstage on your plate. A Beautiful Mess' honey mustard cabbage looks pretty, and makes a savory meal.
7. White Beans And Cabbage
Sometimes simple is best, as Steamy Kitchen proves with this cheap and easy dish.
8. Quinoa And Cabbage Salad
If you like cabbage potstickers, then you'll love Naturally Ella's stir-fried salad.
9. Healing Cabbage, Tomato, Carrot, Potato Curry Stew
You can't go wrong with a soup that's full of vegetables. Oh She Glows' stew should be a winter staple.
10. Sweet And Spicy Cabbage Salad
Veggies and tuna make a light, wholesome meal fit for an at-home spa day. Thanks, Joy the Baker!
11. Grilled Cabbage Wedges With Spicy Lime Dressing
Yes, this autumnal vegetable also deserves a place on your grill, as The Kitchn proves with this spicy recipe.
12. Suspiciously Delicious Cabbage
Not a big fan of cabbage? Five and Spice knows that some butter and cream will surely change that.
13. Haluski Cabbage And Noodles
This Hungarian pasta dish by A Spicy Perspective helps us to sneak in some more vegetables to our diet — without getting rid of our beloved carbs.
14. Grilled Mango And Spicy Cabbage Spring Rolls
Mango and cabbage make a great to-go lunch when packaged together in Naturally Ella's spring rolls.
15. Homemade Kimchi
This fermented Korean dish is easy to make at home, as shown by The Kitchn.
16. Okonomiyaki With Garlic Scapes
Cabbage and garlic scapes make up Five and Spice's savory Japanese pancakes. You'll want to eat them all the time.
For more fall food ideas, check out Bustle on YouTube.
Images: Steamy Kitchen (3); A Beautiful Mess (2); Averie Cooks; Cookie and Kate; Cara’s Cravings; Naturally Ella (2); Oh She Glows; Joy the Baker; The Kitchn (2); Five and Spice (2); A Spicy Perspective