12 Purple Cabbage Recipes (Stir Fry & Soup)

Do you want to start preparing dishes rich with hearty vegetables for your diet? Time to enjoy the versatility of the cabbage, just like I have been doing for quite some time!

Purple cabbage, also known as red cabbage, is a vegetable with a round-shape that’s rich in vitamins and works perfect when it comes making delicious recipes. It tastes similar to green cabbage.

Recipes with cooked purple cabbage and braised red cabbage are very tasty and quick to make. You will have your food ready to serve in a few minutes, and have fun while preparing them!

Stir-Fried Cabbage

Enjoy a tasty, textured green or red cabbage dish that is inexpensive and easy to make. It will not take more than 10 minutes for you to prepare it!

It is the perfect companion for proteins such as pork, roast chicken, eggs, or fish to make it a more complete dish. 

You can even add more salt, tangy dressing, or dijon mustard to play a bit with the flavors!

We love to prepare this one with chicken and pork, but choose your favorite protein for a better result!

Chinese Cabbage Stir-Fry

If you want to taste the exciting flavors of Chinese cuisine, this traditional dish of vegetables sautéed with protein is perfect for you.

The first time I tried it, it changed my life to see how easy it is to prepare a Chinese-like meal in my house with cabbage and some extra ingredients, like balsamic vinegar or more salt!

This main dish is perfect to prepare as the main meal for lunch. Simple to prepare and light while also nutritious and with the best of the characteristic Chinese flavor. Are you ready to give it a try?

Red Cabbage Soup 

With a red cabbage recipe, this delicious soup will immediately improve your mood thanks to its mild flavor and many vitamins. Who doesn’t like that mood boost during a lazy day?

Try adding as many vegetables as you like; we love to add onions, carrots, tomato, oregano, garlic, and other fresh vegetables, but choose to use the vegetables YOU love!

Enjoy all the health benefits that vegetables and cabbage bring in this beautiful dish with an easy-to-make recipe that you can adapt to your taste and that you will not take long to repeat.

Ground Beef Cabbage Stir-Fry

The versatility of purple, red, and green cabbage is not simply limited to dishes with white meats. If you love red meat, here’s this simple recipe everyone can prepare as I do for special occasions.

Use the ground meat in this recipe to accompany other dishes or fill whatever you desire. It is the ideal recipe if you like versatility, as it allows you to play with it a lot!

Remember, you can prepare this cabbage recipe in less than an hour, which means it can be enjoyed even if you are short in matters of time during the day!

Purple Creamy Cabbage Soup

Do you feel like a delicious and soft cream? Enjoy a breakfast full of color and flavor while recharging yourself with energy with many vitamins.

There are many ways to prepare this recipe, and the flavors will never miss, which makes this recipe so special! Like, you can add apple cider vinegar, some olive oil, which will taste even better, or some sweet and sour taste!

Surely you also like a good warm cream to charge you with energy. And even better if it is as easy to cook, which is why I recommend it to other people!

Purple Cabbage and Sausage Soup

Red flavor, easy to prepare, and very nutritious. This soup will become one of your favorites when you try it as a side dish method at a meal.

You know a soup might be simple at first sight, so you can let the recipe calls your inner chef out and surprise everyone with what you add to it!

This soup is more than enough to be a full meal due to everything it has, and if you decide to add something else, it will be even more complete. Its flavor, consistency, and intensity will always leave you satisfied.

Marcella Hazan’s Rice & Smothered Cabbage Soup

Food with classic Italian Esencia. This dish will make you feel like a chef bringing out the beauty of your food, which can change a bit to make it gluten-free; just saying.

Most of this recipe looks simple, but when you start adding ingredients here and there and cooking at medium-low heat, you will how special the final result will be!

Although this recipe takes a little longer than the previous ones, once you cook it, you will know that it will have been completely worth it. And no need to worry about the nutrition calories, which is great!

Red Cabbage Chicken Lo Mein

Eat healthy and delicious at the same time with this creative chicken cabbage dish that will let you surprise everyone who gives it a try!

The chicken breast and the cabbage combination are just unique with some olive oil, and try mixing some ingredients with different condiments to change the final result.

This recipe will become one of your favorite recipes once you try it. Simple, tasty, and with a different touch that will make you feel like a chef!

Red Cabbage Stir-Fry with Coconut

Prepare this tasty recipe and marvel at the tropical flavor of coconut with the intensity of a red cabbage recipe that’s unique with that crunchy slaw look.

As this one is a stir-fry recipe, you might want to play a bit with the ingredients, add more seasoning, and make a cabbage slaw just to get different results! 

Overall, you will have a fresh, healthy, super easy to prepare (takes less than an hour), and very light meal you can decide when to eat!

Purple Cabbage & Peas Stir Fry

Enjoy the special flavor of thinly sliced red cabbage with the texture and richness of sautéed peas.

Whether you decide to use the traditional cooked red cabbage or a purple one, you have the chance to add different ingredients to make this recipe in the way you love!

You can even turn this recipe into a cabbage slaw if you want, just to try something new following the original recipe!

This vitamin-rich, low-carb, low-fat dish is perfect for you if you want to cook something delicious without breaking your diet.

Curried Cashew and Red Cabbage Stir-Fry

Try this super original recipe and discover an incredible combination of flavors that you are sure to love.

Whether you use red cabbage or green cabbage, the flavor will mostly come with what you add to the recipe. I love to put onions, soy sauce, and some extra ingredients for a full flavor bomb!

With this easy recipe, you will feel like you have a new dish to add to your daily diet, with a healthy, tasty, low-carb, and easy-to cook when you want to try something different!

Black Rice Stir-Fry

A dish that is a pleasure for the eyes and palate. You will not get tired of preparing it or tasting it, and nor will the people who you give a portion of this recipe!

This black rice recipe has lots of flavors from its different ingredients, but you decide which one to use or replace when you cook this recipe!

A tasty and elegant dish for you to prepare for your loved ones and enjoy in lunch to boost your energy for the rest of the day! So, grab a sharp knife and a fork, and enjoy!

12 Red Cabbage Recipes

Recipe by Brenda

Do you want to add more cabbage to your daily diet? Here are some recipes that can help you with it!

cabbage recipes

  • Stir-Fried Cabbage 

  • Chinese Cabbage Stir-Fry 

  • Red Cabbage Soup 

  • Ground Beef Cabbage Stir-Fry

  • Purple Creamy Cabbage Soup 

  • Red Cabbage and Sausage Soup 

  • Marcella Hazan’s Rice & Smothered Cabbage Soup 

  • Red Cabbage Chicken Lo Mein 

  • Red Cabbage Stir-Fry with Coconut 

  • Purple Cabbage & Peas Stir Fry 

  • Curried Cashew and Red Cabbage Stir-Fry 

  • Black Rice Stir-Fry 


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