Asian Pickled red cabbage recipe

Best cabbage recipes

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From vibrant tabbouleh and crunchy slaws to hearty stews and showstopping side dishes, try our recipes using savoy, red, hispi and more cabbage varieties

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Like most vegetables, cabbage is an excellent source of essential vitamins and is also high in potassium and iron. With so many varieties available to choose from – red, green, savoy, hispi, white – there is plenty of different and exciting ways to use cabbage in your cooking. 

Cabbage can be eaten raw or cooked, depending on your preference, and you should always try and buy it as fresh as possible so it hasn’t lost any of its essential nutrients. Our 22 recipes demonstrate how easy it is to use cabbage in your everyday cooking whether simply using it as a sandwich filling, adding it to a salad or creating a delicious main course dish for all the family to enjoy.

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Ingredients

  • We use white, savoy, red, hispi and more cabbage varieties

Crispy fried cabbage

Use up the humble cabbage in our easy version of a British Chinese takeaway classic. Ready in just 20 minutes, try this simple idea for an easy side dish for your next dinner party.

Crispy Fried Cabbage Recipe

Asian pickled red cabbage

Check out our super simple vegan Asian pickled red cabbage. This easy recipe makes for a great side dish to your Christmas feast; what's more, it's gluten free and comes in at only 50 calories per serving.

Asian Pickled red cabbage recipe

Easy okonomiyaki

Okonomiyaki is a Japanese savoury pancake made with hispi cabbage, streaky bacon and drizzled with Worcestershire and tomato sauces. Sprinkle with ginger, spring onions and sesame seeds to serve.

Easy Okonomiyaki Recipe

Cabbage parcels in tomato sauce

Fill cabbage leaves with nutmeg-spiced pork mince then bake in tomato sauce for a healthy, high-protein midweek meal.

Pork Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

Linguine with savoy cabbage, olives and feta

Check out this super simple linguine recipe with olives and savoy cabbage. Packed with plenty of flavour this easy recipe makes a quick midweek meal.

Linguine Recipe With Savoy Cabbage, Olives and Feta

Quince-glazed cabbage with chorizo

Check out this super easy traybake recipe with spicy chorizo sausages and sticky sweet quince. This simple recipe is a perfect midweek meal for all the family.

Chorizo Sausage Tray Bake Recipe with Quince and Red Cabbage

Charred hispi cabbage with hazelnut romesco

This trendy charred hispi cabbage with hazelnut romesco dish is really easy to prepare but packs a lot of flavour. Perfect as part of a main dish or on its for own for a quick midweek meal.

hispi cabbage

Grilled beef sirloin with charred hispi cabbage and romesco

This low calorie recipe is really easy to make but packs in lots of big flavours. Served with a romesco sauce, the hispi cabbage takes centre-stage in this dish and really complements the beef.


Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

This recipe is ideal for using the contents in your cupboard and makes a fast midweek meal. Simply add chargrilled chicken breasts to a white bean and savoy cabbage mix and season well.

Chargrilled chicken with white beans and cabbage

Roasted cabbage steaks with hazelnut dressing

These low calorie roasted red cabbage steaks look really impressive on the plate and taste great too! Drizzle the steaks with our homemade hazelnut dressing to serve.


Smoky ham hock and root veg stew

This smoky ham hock stew is packed with lots of vegetables including cabbage, carrots, leeks and potatoes - a hearty and warming meal, perfect for the winter months.


Sesame chicken, pickled red cabbage and sushi rice salad

Pickled red cabbage, sesame chicken, soya beans and sushi rice mixed together makes this a really delicious salad. Garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and sesame seeds to serve.


Sticky glazed gammon with creamy mustard cabbage

Sticky glazed gammon with creamy mustard cabbage is the stuff that Sunday lunches are made of. Also perfect for a midweek meal and on the dinner table in less than half an hour.


Shredded veg and chicken salad with Japanese sesame dressing

Shredded white cabbage, carrots, radishes and cucumber with a splash of rice vinegar gives this salad a slightly sweet but tangy edge. Simply add the chicken and mix everything together for a quick and easy midweek salad.


Tabbouleh slaw

We’ve ditched the bulgar wheat, but kept all the herby loveliness of a classic tabbouleh in this ruby winter slaw with red cabbage. Sprinkle some sumac over the slaw before serving, if you like.

Tabbouleh Salad Recipe

Pomegranate chicken and mint salad

This low calorie chicken salad recipe uses shredded white cabbage, juicy pomegranate molasses, fat-free yoghurt and fresh salad leaves. Garnish with some homemade dressing, and a handful of mint.


Braised red cabbage with apples

Braised red cabbage with apples, bacon, cinnamon and orange zest is the perfect side dish for any festive feast or special occasion. Add a splash of red wine and this dish is ready to go!

Braised Red Cabbage Recipe With Apples

Tandoori lamb steaks with chilli-spiked slaw

This recipe for Tandoori lamb steaks is really easy to make and served with a chilli-spiked slaw of red cabbage, chillies, onion and red pepper. Serve the steaks and slaw with our homemade and cooling mint yoghurt.

Tandoori Lamb Recipe with Coleslaw

Sausage, beet and red cabbage hotpot

This hotpot recipe is packed with flavour and the sweet and earthy contrast of the red cabbage and beetroot with the sausages is a winning combination. Serve it with creamy mash or soda bread to soak up all the delicious juices!

Sausage Hot Pot Recipe With Red Cabbage

Spicy cabbage

Savoy cabbage is spiced with chilli flakes, root ginger and star anise, topped with sultanas and drizzled with sherry. This cabbage recipe works as a side dish or a veggie dish on its own.


Rainbow slaw with creamy lime and coriander dressing

Our best ever recipe for homemade coleslaw. We use shredded red cabbage and white cabbage with other vegetables and salads, finished with a creamy lime and coriander dressing.

rainbow slaw

Verdant soup

Savoy cabbage, courgettes and spinach make for a super healthy midweek meal that's ready in just 20 minutes. For a veggie version, make this with veg stock and leave out the bacon.

Verdant soup
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