Top Three Ideas to Use Up Excess Green Cabbage

Top Three Ideas to Use Up Excess Green Cabbage

Did you know organic cabbage is a versatile and nutritious vegetable that can be used in a variety of dishes? Whether you have received a whole green cabbage in your Huckleberry Organic Fruit & Veg Box or have purchased one in-store, it is crucial to learn how to use it efficiently to reduce waste and store it well.

Here are our top three ideas to help you make the most out of your green cabbage.

Recipe Ideas:

  1. Coleslaw: A classic dish that is easy to prepare and goes well with almost any dish. Simply shred the cabbage and add some shredded carrots, mayonnaise, vinegar, and sugar to make a creamy coleslaw.
  2. Stir-fry: Cabbage is a great addition to stir-fries. Cut the cabbage into thin strips and stir-fry with other vegetables and protein. We like it with butter (or Savour Butta Plant-based!)
  3. Soup: Cabbage soup is a comforting and healthy dish that can be made with just a few ingredients. Simply sauté some onions and garlic, add chopped cabbage and stock, and simmer until the cabbage is tender. Perfect for rainy days!
  4. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls: This is a great way to use up leftover rice or quinoa. Boil the cabbage leaves until they are soft, fill with a mixture of rice, vegetables, and protein, and bake in the oven until golden brown.

Fermentation Ideas:

  1. Sauerkraut: This is a traditional German dish that is made by fermenting shredded cabbage with salt. It is rich in probiotics and has a tangy flavor that goes well with sausages or on a sandwich.
  2. Kimchi: Kimchi is a spicy Korean dish made with fermented cabbage, chili pepper, garlic, and ginger. It's a great banchan (or side dish) that's amazing for your gut health.
  3. Quick Pickled Cabbage: If you don't want to wait for fermentation, you can make quick pickled cabbage by boiling vinegar, sugar, and salt, pouring it over sliced cabbage, and letting it sit for a few hours. So simple!

Storage Tips:

  1. Store the cabbage in the refrigerator: Keep the cabbage in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator to make it last longer, and fresher. 
  2. Store in an airtight container: If you have cut the cabbage, store it in an airtight container to prevent it from drying out and becoming limp.
  3. Freeze it: Did you know that you can also freeze the cabbage by blanching it for a few minutes, draining it, and storing it in a freezer-safe container? You don't have to eat all your cabbage in a week and best of all, this is a great cost-saving technique. 

By using these recipe ideas, fermentation techniques, and storage tips, you can reduce waste, store your cabbage well and create delicious dishes.

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