Kale may be considered cooler, spinach may have superfood status - but the humble cabbage can be transformed into something magical.
From a whole roasted head impressive enough to take centre stage on your dining table, to tasty rolls, here are some tasty ideas to jazz up your cabbage.
Add cabbage and corned beef to homemade or shop-bought pizza bases for a classic Irish combo with a twist.
Roll with it
Fill cabbage leaves with cooked minced meat, shredded chicken, finely chopped veggies or tofu - then simply roll up and steam for delectable little parcels of flavour. You can even use them as burger ‘buns’ or in place of tortillas for tacos.
This recipe by Sugar Apron uses the entire cabbage for a saucy, slow-cooked marvel.
Have some haluski
This fried cabbage and noodles recipe was originally an Eastern European peasant dish - and is utterly addictive.
Add crispy bacon, roast chicken and any other veggies you like - it’ll soon become a favourite way to use up leftovers.
Soup it up
Cabbage soup may sound like the main offender in a tortuous diet, but it can actually be truly delicious.
Try this ham and cabbage recipe.
No need to relegate cabbage to side-dish status. Make it the main event by stuffing a whole cabbage with a veggie and tomato sauce, wrapping in foil and baking on a medium heat for around 45 minutes, or until tender.
Or cut into wedges, brush with olive oil, season and roast in a baking tray for around half an hour, turning halfway.
This recipe by A Beautiful Mess uses a honey and mustard glaze.
Do something different for the BBQ - cut cabbage into round ‘steaks’, glaze (think soy, Worcestershire sauce, homemade barbecue dressing), season and grill.
Or grill in wedges with a simple dressing of lemon and olive oil.
Red or white cabbage makes a great alternative to lettuce as the base for a zingy salad.
Try this slaw made with red cabbage and quinoa.
Kimchi is a staple in Korea and a fab way to preserve uneaten cabbage. Use to top hotdogs, burgers, add a twist to sarnies and just spooned over other veggies and salad.
Try this simple recipe from Platings & Pairings.
Cabbage is the star of this impeccably spiced, simple supper dish by Healthier Steps.
Or try tossing raw or lightly steamed cabbage in yogurt spiced up with a pinch of cumin and coriander seeds.
Throw leftover cabbage and garlic scrapes (the shoot and bud of the garlic plant) into your batter for these delicious savoury pancakes.
Shred cabbage and toss with tofu or white beans for a veggie taco filling. Or combine with grilled chicken or fish like this recipe from Gimme Some Oven.
Use as pasta
Shredded, steamed or boiled white cabbage can be used in place or tagliatelle or spaghetti for a healthy, carb-free supper. Try this recipe by Wellness Mama.
Experiment with red cabbage for a visually-striking dish, too.
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