30 Red Cabbage Recipes That Add Color *and* Crunch

published Dec 9, 2023
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If you’ve yet to join the growing cabbage fan club, this collection of recipes will convince you. When seared and roasted, the veggie becomes meltingly tender and caramelized. But when left raw and thinly sliced, it adds crunch and vibrant color to everything it touches. From warm, veggie-packed salads to tangy taco slaws, here are 30 ways red cabbage will upgrade dinner tonight. 

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Crunchy Cabbage Slaw with Farro, Pecorino, and Dates

A make-ahead-friendly salad made with crunchy red cabbage, shredded kale, dates, farro, and Pecorino cheese.

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Mahi-Mahi Tacos Recipe
Mild mahi-mahi stuffed into warm tortillas with a creamy avocado and red cabbage slaw.
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The Big Grain Platter
This colorful grain salad is packed with cauliflower, beets, carrots, peppers, snap peas, and more, and finished in a tangy miso dressing.
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Chitra's Chitranna (Shredded Cabbage, Lime & Peanut Rice)

A variation of nimbekai chitranna, made with shredded red cabbage and carrots lightly sautéed in oil and then tossed with cooked turmeric rice, fried peanuts, lime juice, and chopped cilantro.

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Skillet-Roasted Chicken with Apples and Cabbage

This fall-inspired recipe features tender apples, savory chicken with crisp skin, and browned cabbage deeply flavored with all the juices from the chicken.

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Ginger Cabbage Slaw
Whip up this quick & simple slaw for your next veggie burger or salad.
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Chopped Thai Satay Salad

Inspired by Thai chicken satay, this crunchy dinner salad from the cookbook Healthier Together is loaded with a rainbow of vegetables drizzled with a perfectly spiced, sweet and savory peanut sauce.

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Tangy Cabbage and Jalapeño Slaw
Thanks to the crunchy textures and bold tangy and spicy flavors, no one will ever be the wiser that you pulled this together in just five minutes.
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Falafel-Spiced Crispy Mushrooms Recipe
Crispy, golden-brown mushrooms coated in a medley of ground coriander, cumin, and cayenne; topped with quick-pickled cabbage, fresh veggies, and a minty yogurt sauce.
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15-Minute Chile-Lime Salmon Tacos
The salmon is kissed with a punchy chile-lime coating, and stuffed in a warm tortilla with lime-tinged avocado, crunchy shredded cabbage, and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro leaves
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Coronation Coleslaw Recipe

Inspired by the legendary Coronation chicken, this flavor-packed side dish will become your go-to potluck contribution.

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Taco de Quelite Estilo Baja (Quelite Fishless Taco)
Huauzontle and squash blossoms are breaded and fried until crisp in this plant-based riff on Baja-style fish tacos.
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Lumpiang Sariwa Recipe (Fresh Lumpia)

Shredded vegetables, shrimp, and Chinese sausage are wrapped in a crepe and topped with sweet soy sauce and peanuts.

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Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw

When eaten raw, kohlrabi is fresh and crisp, and the ideal ingredient for slaw.

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Baja Shrimp Taco Salad
A recipe for easy taco salad piled with roasted shrimp, dressed in a tangy lime crema, and finished with avocado and crushed tortilla chips.
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Shredded Cabbage and Sweet Potato Slaw

The base of this winter slaw is a mix of red cabbage and julienned sweet potato, bejeweled with orange segments and pomegranate.

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Easy, Crispy Baja Fish Tacos
These homemade fish tacos boast the crispiest golden fish fillets — no deep-frying required.
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Curried Schnitzel and Mango Chutney Coleslaw Recipe

Crispy chicken cutlets marinated with a curry spice blend pair exceptionally well with mango chutney coleslaw.

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Spicy Thai Chicken and Brown Rice Bowls
These vibrant Thai chicken and brown rice bowls are topped with a rainbow of crunchy vegetables and drizzled with curried peanut sauce.
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Sesame Ginger Slaw
If you want a potluck dish that's a total crowd-pleaser, there is no better choice than this sesame ginger slaw.
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Honey-Garlic Chopped Chickpea Salad
Add this vibrant Thai-inspired salad to next week's meal plan and you can bank on a filling dinner that's packed with crunchy textures and big flavors.
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Chopped BBQ Chicken Salad
With chunks of BBQ chicken, crisp corn, crunchy cabbage, and a tangy ranch dressing, this chopped salad is in a league all its own.
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Peanut Chicken Power Bowls

These nourishing peanut chicken bowls are packed with quinoa and a rainbow of veggies, and finished with a creamy peanut sauce.

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Cold Sesame Chicken and Noodle Salad

This crowd-pleasing chilled noodle salad brings bright and savory flavors to the potluck, along with chicken and a rich sesame ginger dressing.

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Rainbow Vegetable Spring Rolls

These spring rolls make a fresh and surprisingly satisfying lunch, especially with some creamy avocado rolled up with the vegetables and a spicy Sriracha-mayo sauce on the side for dipping.

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Jersey Salad
This colorful green garden salad is inspired by the produce-packed Jersey salad at Delancey in Seattle.
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Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Honey-Lime Dressing

Filled with sweet and crisp apples and dressed with honey and lime, this slaw is satisfying enough to stand on its own as a meatless meal.

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Roasted Delicata Salad with Warm Pickled Onion Dressing

This no-lettuce salad is loaded with nutrient-dense ingredients like apples, cabbage, walnuts, and piles of roasted delicata squash.

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Apple Cabbage Salad with Brown Sugar Cider Vinaigrette

This colorful slaw, packed with crunchy cabbage, crisp apples, and toasted pepitas, makes a great counterpoint to hearty chili.

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Melted Cabbage Recipe
Cabbage wedges are seared, then baked until the leaves become meltingly tender and caramelized just enough around the edges.
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