To be honest, up until about a year ago when I thought about cabbage, I thought of it mostly as a garnish. I had never bought cabbage and cooked with it, and wasn't really sure how to.....
....and then I started exploring, and I am now a true cabbage believer.
Cabbage is good source of vitamin K, C, A, and fiber.
It's rich in antioxidants, helps boosts immunity, and contains sulphur which helps act as a cleansing agent for the digestive system. (source)
I loved finding this page listing all the healing benefits of cabbage.
All cabbage has health benefits, but I always buy red cabbage (sometimes called purple), because I just love the color it adds to any dish, and because of the deep purple color it's a little bit richer in antioxidants than the green varieties.
I LOVE the crunch it adds to everything.
-chopped up and mixed in to salads
-in fish tacos!
-tossed with vinegar and s&p is a perfect topper to burrito bowls
To prepare cabbage, remove outer leaves, cut off stem end, and wash thoroughly, making sure to wash out any dirt that may be in between leaves.
Roasted Cabbage with Gorgonzola
preheat oven to 425°
slice cabbage into 1/2 inch slices and brush both sides with olive oil.
roast for 25-30 minutes until edges start to brown.
top with a few sprinkles of gorgonzola and roast for about 5 more minutes until cheese starts to bubble.
Top with cracked pepper and enjoy!
Here is a quick and easy meal with ingredients I always have on hand.
-corn tortillas (I usually toast these over the flame of my gas stove to blacken the edges)
-black beans, cooked in a bit of lime juice and cumin
-chopped cabbage mixed with avocado, green onions, lime, cilantro, s&p
-eggs, fried up in a bit of olive oil
sprinkle of red pepper flakes
for more adventures in cabbage:
I topped these lentil fritters with cabbage
I spotted this kale slaw with red cabbage and carrots from whole living
I have this late winter salad from happy yolks bookmarked to try
How do YOU like cabbage?