10 Good-for-You Cabbage Recipes: Cheap & Healthy Foods
I never thought of myself as someone who likes cabbage. The thick, white leaves and lettuce-like rotundity doesn’t inspire a lot of passion. But for a bunch of weeks I had tons of it, in every variety, in my weekly CSA box, and I tried a bevy of recipes to see what I could make of it. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that cabbage is amazingly versatile, and that it soaks up flavors and takes on a delicate, creamy texture when cooked the right way.
It’s kind of crazy that this was such a revelation, because two of my favorite childhood comfort foods — cabbage soup and cabbage rolls — are (duh) cabbage-based. With a renewed sense of purpose, I scoured our archives to find an array of cabbage recipes that showcase this healthy vegetable, packed with beta carotene, vitamin C and fiber, with the added bonus of anti-cancer properties (of course, the less you cook it, the more of these benefits you reap).
We found a few healthier variations on coleslaw, and updated some favorite old-world favorites (like my beloved cabbage rolls). But there are also some innovative ideas here: did you ever think of pairing cabbage with pear? Their crunchy whiteness match up amazingly well!
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