Hello! We have had an abundance of amazing tasting cabbage in our CSA boxes this spring. While I am not a huge fan of cabbage, I really liked these dishes.
I recently watched the documentary film DIVE! The film, though low budget, was well done and addresses both food waste and hunger very thoughtfully. If you have a chance to see it, I would highly recommend it. Anyway, cabbage is one of those things that I can let sit in the fridge and forget about because it keeps well. However, I needed to make room for more fresh produce and, especially after viewing DIVE! I certainly did not want to waste ANY of this cabbage! If you have seen the film, you will know what I mean.
SOOOO...I thought I would share two recipes that I have made to use up our cabbage. Forgive me for using the same bowl (!) for my photography, but it is my biggest mixing/salad bowl and when you start shredding a full head of cabbage it seems to multiply. :)
First up: SIMPLE CHINESE CHICKEN SALAD
(caveat: this recipe is NOT a gourmet salad! It is a simple, frugal meal that tastes good.)
What I did:
shredded a small full head of cabbage
added two full cooked chicken breasts, diced up
added 1 package of crushed ramen noodles (dry)
threw in some sesame seeds
chopped up a bunch of green onion and threw that in
For the dressing, you can add some bottled Asian style salad dressing, or mix up your own. I used 2 ramen seasoning packets mixed with a little bit of hot water, canola oil, white vinegar, a bit of splenda blend and pepper. I just kept tasting it until it tasted right and I had enough to toss into the salad. Then mix and let it chill for several hours before serving.
Super simple and inexpensive.
Second is this recipe for CABBAGE SLAW:
For the recipe please go here. YUM. I omitted the celery seed and onion powder and reduced the amount of honey and the dressing tasted great. It's basically a dressing of EVOO, Apple Cider Vinegar and honey. I also added fresh cilantro to the salad.
I hope you try either of these! Of the two, I think I prefer the red cabbage slaw, but I am not much of a meat eater anymore so that might be why.
Cabbage is healthy- full of vitamins, has anti-inflammatory properties, and is a known cancer preventative when eaten regularly. It is also generally very inexpensive and keeps well. A winner all around! :)