Cabbage is known for its presence on St. Patrick's Day with potatoes, sausage, and other Irish favorites. However, the fiber-rich, low-calorie veggie can be used in a variety of ways to add flavor and nutrients to snacks, soups, and entrees alike!
1.) Use as a base vegetable for soups and stir-frys: Saute cabbage in a pan on medium heat with a bit of butter to sweat out the vegetable and make it softer to add to soups with sauteed carrots, onions, celery, and other veggies such as green beans, corn, and sweet potatoes to make a filling flavorful meal or side dish.
2.) Use a wrapper for sandwiches or eggrolls: Steam leaves of cabbage to create a virtually calorie-free wrapper for sandwich wraps, or stuff leaves of cabbage with shredded carrots, shredded sauteed cabbage, scallions, and proteins such as chicken, fish, or tofu to create nutrient-rich eggrolls.
3.) Use in salads and slaws: Shred cabbage and add to other veggies such as shredded carrots, lettuce, radicchio, and zucchini and dress up with vinegar, olive oil, greek yogurt, and seasonings to create unique salads and slaws.
4.) Use to make sauerkraut: This authentic German dish can be created by shredded and cooking down cabbage with brown sugar, vinegar, caraway seeds, and other spices for a uniquely flavorful side to sandwiches and sausages alike!
5.) Use as a pasta substitute: Shred cabbage, steam, and top with marinara, cheese, or pesto sauces to create a pasta substitute that you can load up on without loading up on carbs!