35 Plant-Based Cabbage Recipes

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Cabbage: an ultra-versatile, delicious veggie with antioxidant and detoxification superpowers! Whether you’re roasting it, pickling it, or adding it to your favorite meals, it’s a great way to add color, crunch, and fiber to any dish! We’ve rounded up some of our tastiest plant-based and gluten-free recipes using cabbage to help you get creative in the kitchen. From slaws & salads to sides, bowls, mains, and more, fall in love with cabbage and find a new dish to make this week!

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Cabbage Basics

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Perfect Roasted Cabbage (Quick & Easy!)
A quick and easy tutorial for making PERFECT roasted cabbage every time! Crispy, delicious, and versatile. Just 3 ingredients, 1 pan, and 25 minutes required.
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How to Make Sauerkraut
Easy, flavorful sauerkraut made with simple ingredients and methods. The perfect snack or side with fermented, healthy gut-promoting benefits.
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Gingery Apple Cabbage Sauerkraut
A gingery take on sauerkraut with apple, radish, and cabbage. The perfect addition to sandwiches, salads, bowls, and more! Just 6 ingredients and simple methods required.
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Easy Vegan Kimchi
Easy, 10-ingredient kimchi that’s entirely vegan and packed with spicy, tangy flavor. A spicy, healthy side or snack that’s the perfect addition to any Asian dish.
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Slaws & Salads

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Quick Citrusy Cabbage Slaw (Mayo-Free)
A quick, light, refreshing cabbage slaw that’s mayo-free! Thinly sliced cabbage is tossed with carrots, onion, smoky cumin and garlic, and lime juice and zest. Ready in 15 minutes!
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Easy Vegan Coleslaw
A vegan take on classic coleslaw salad made with 10 simple ingredients! Easy, crunchy, fresh, tangy, and the perfect side for BBQs, sandwiches, and more!
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Crunchy Jicama Slaw (1 Bowl!)
Crunchy jicama slaw with carrots, cabbage, and red onion tossed in a zesty lime-balsamic vinaigrette! Fresh, flavor-packed, and incredibly versatile (great for tacos, bowls, salads, and more!). Just 9 ingredients, 1 bowl, and 30 minutes required!
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Super Cleansing Slaw with Rosemary Dressing
Fresh, delicious vegetable slaw with a garlic rosemary tahini dressing! Packed with nutrient-rich vegetables and fruit with cleansing benefits and tons of nutrients. Just 20 minutes required for this incredibly healthy side, snack, or salad base!
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Rainbow Quinoa Salad with Chili Garlic Sesame Dressing (30 Minutes!)
A healthy, filling, 30-minute Asian-inspired Rainbow Quinoa Salad with edamame, crisp veggies, and a spicy-sour-sweet dressing! A simple plant-based entrée or side.
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Raw Rainbow Veggie Noodle Salad with Peanut Dressing
A light and refreshing rainbow veggie noodle salad with a savory-sweet peanut dressing. Just 30 minutes required for this vibrant, plant-based side or meal.
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Crunchy Kale Salad with Spicy Cashew Sesame Dressing
Super crunchy kale salad with a quick, creamy cashew-sesame dressing! Crunchy Miso Chickpeas are optional for added crunch and protein! A delicious, hearty plant-based entrée or side.
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Vibrant Mango Salad with Peanut Dressing
A quick-and-easy Thai-inspired salad with fresh vegetables and mango! Drizzle on a simple peanut dressing for a delicious side, or add a protein of choice to make it an entrée.
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Vegan Papaya Salad
A 30-minute INSANELY flavorful Thai Papaya Salad with fresh vegetables and a zingy garlic-peanut sauce! Just as good as takeout and entirely plant-based.
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Blissed-Out Thai Salad with Peanut Tempeh
30-minute Thai- and Indonesian-inspired salad with rainbow veggies, noodles, and marinated peanut tempeh! Dress with peanut sauce for a flavorful, healthy, plant-based meal!
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Appetizers & Sides

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Shawarma Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Green Chutney
Crispy roasted cabbage wedges topped with vibrant green chutney. An easy, elegant, versatile, plant-based side. Just 1 pan and 4 ingredients required!
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Vibrant Collard Green Wraps with Green Curry Tahini Sauce
Vibrant collard green wraps packed with hummus, sprouts, and tons of fresh veggies. Serve with a tangy, creamy green curry tahini sauce. Ready in 20 minutes!
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Collard Green Spring Rolls + Sunflower Butter Dipping Sauce
Spring rolls with a twist! Veggies + tofu wrapped in collard greens and served with a spicy-sweet sunflower butter dipping sauce. A satisfying and healthy plant-based snack or side.
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Savory Teff Crepes with Miso Squash Filling
Savory, Ethiopian-inspired teff crepes with a nourishing miso and roasted vegetable filling. Gluten-free, plant-based, and perfect for fall. Just 9 ingredients required!
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Black Bean & Plantain Arepa Sandwiches
30-minute, 10-ingredient arepa sandwiches with roasted plantains, smoky black beans, guacamole, and habanero hot sauce! A tasty snack or satisfying vegan meal!
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Spicy Jackfruit Tacos (1-Pot Meal!)
Spicy Vegan Jackfruit Tacos made in 1 pan in about 30 minutes! An insanely delicious, easy-to-make filling that's perfect for tacos, taco salads, burritos, nachos, and more!
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Rainbow Raw-maine Taco Boats
Rainbow “Raw-maine” lettuce boats with hummus, fresh veggies, sprouts, and a creamy tahini sauce. Just 15 minutes and no cooking required! Serves 2 as an entrée and 4 as a side / appetizer!
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Bowls

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Black Bean Plantain Vegan Bowl
A satisfying, flavorful vegan bowl with rice, black beans, roasted plantains, avocado, and veggie slaw. Top with lime juice or habanero hot sauce for a hearty, savory 10-ingredient meal.
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Roasted Squash Bowl with Jalapeño Queso
A versatile Mexican-inspired bowl with butternut squash, peppers, and vegan queso sauce! Just 10 ingredients required for this satisfying plant-based meal.
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Black Bean Buddha Bowl with Gingery Lemon Tahini Sauce
Incredibly comforting black bean Buddha bowl with steamed kale, brown rice, and gingery lemon tahini sauce! Nourishing ingredients, BIG flavor, a hearty plant-based meal.
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Roasted Rainbow Vegetable Bowl (30 Minutes!)
Healthy, easy, and delicious roasted vegetable bowl with tahini dressing and hemp seeds! The perfect 30-minute plant-based meal for any time of the day!
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Crispy Miso Chickpea Bowls with Garlic Sesame Dressing
Wholesome, satisfying bowls with warm cooked grains, crispy miso chickpeas, fresh veggies, and a tangy garlic sesame dressing! Just 10 ingredients and simple methods required.
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Quinoa Gado-Gado Bowl (30 Minutes!)
A modern take on a classic Indonesian dish called Gado-Gado! Quinoa replaces rice for added protein, fresh and steamed veggies add plenty of nutrition and fiber, and it’s all topped with a spicy, 2-minute peanut sauce!
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Smoky Tempeh Burrito Bowls
Protein-packed tempeh marinated in a smoky red chipotle sauce over brown rice, black beans, and veggies! A hearty, 9-ingredient plant-based meal!
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Mains

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Tofu Noodle Stir-Fry with Spring Vegetables
A colorful, flavorful, veggie and noodle stir-fry perfect for spring and beyond! Gluten-free, plant-based, and protein-packed. Versatile and just 10 ingredients required!
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Noodle-Free Pad Thai (30 Minutes!)
Amazing noodle-free Pad Thai with rainbow vegetables and a spicy-sweet almond butter sauce. Just 30 minutes required and SO versatile!
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30-Minute Cauliflower Rice Stir-Fry
Easy, flavorful, satisfying cauliflower rice stir fry ready in just 30 minutes! Vegetable-rich, studded with roasted cashews, grain-free!
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Kimchi Fried Rice (Plant-Based!)
Easy, flavorful kimchi fried rice with fresh vegetables and tofu. An easy, satisfying, plant-based entrée or side. Just 10 ingredients required!
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The Best Vegan “Pulled Pork” Sandwich!
Healthy, 10-ingredient vegan "pulled pork" sandwich with tons of smoky, sweet flavor and 17 G PROTEIN per serving!
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Sheet Pan Meal: Curried Sweet Potato & Chickpeas
We love when dinner is made entirely on 1 pan! Enjoy this simple sweet potato, chickpea, and cabbage dish seasoned with Indian spices like garam masala! Serve with fresh or steamed greens, tahini, lemon, and sides of choice!
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BBQ Jackfruit Sandwiches with Avocado Slaw
Simple, 30-minute BBQ jackfruit sandwiches that will fool any meat lover! A crunchy, cool avocado slaw and roasted salted cashews add even more texture and flavor. The perfect vegan substitute for pulled pork.
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