Cabbage: Delicious and Nutritious

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Welcome to our kitchen, where we celebrate the remarkable world of farm to table! In this blog post, we delve into the wonders of the leafy cruciferous vegetable grown with care, free from synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, the cabbage. Join us on a journey that explores the benefits, flavors, and versatility of organic cabbages as we uncover the secrets behind these crisp and nutrient-packed gems.

A cabbage may not be the first vegetable you add to your basket, but it certainly should be. From its vibrant colors to its delightful crunch, cabbage is not only a versatile ingredient but also a nutritional powerhouse. 

There is an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in cabbage. Cabbage is an excellent source of vitamin C, which boosts immunity and promotes collagen production for healthy skin. It also has a high vitamin K content, crucial for blood clotting and bone health. There is also a presence of dietary fiber, potassium, manganese, and other essential nutrients that contribute to our overall well-being. 

Cabbage is such a great ingredient to add to any of your winter warmer dishes, from oxtail to curry. It adds nutrients flavour and density to any dish. Even on its own it is delicious. 

Cabbage is the perfect side dish, whether hot or cold. From the modest cold slaw to the more elaborate stuffed cabbage bake.

An easy side dish recipe is a cabbage steak. Cut the cabbage into steaks and bake in the oven or airfryer with salt and pepper, until slightly charred.

I like to drizzle a vinaigrette over before serving, but a squeeze of lemon juice or hummus works just as well. 

You can replace green pepper with cooked rice or any other vegetable of your choosing.

Stuffed Cabbage Bake


For Cabbage:

  • 500g Mince
  • 1 Onion, finely sliced
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp Thyme, fresh
  •  1/2 cup Green pepper, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 16 Cabbage leaves

For Sauce:

  •  600g Tomato puree, I make my puree by roasting tomatoes and blending them. Otherwise the woolworths everything tomato sauce will work or any canned tomato. 
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Parsley, Fresh
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 100g Button mushrooms, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Red wine
  • 2 tbsp Yoghurt
For stuffed cabbage: Place a pot of water on the stove. Once boiling place cabbage leaves in for 5 minutes or until soft. Mix together the mince, onion, garlic, thyme, green pepper, pepper and salt.  Cut the hard stem out, place a ball of mince mixture inside and roll. 
For sauce: Place all ingredients, except the yoghurt, in a oven proof pan. cook down until mushrooms are soft and sauce has thickened, about 15min on medium to high heat. Add the yoghurt and switch off.

Place the rolled cabbage into the pan with the sauce. Place in the oven at 180 degrees celsius for 20min. If you have loadshedding you can over the pan with a lid or tin foil and cook on low for 20min, stirring occasionally to ensure no sticking. 

*Stuffed cabbage can also be air fryed at 200 degrees celcius for 12min, 6min on each side. 

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