Our 28 Best Cabbage Recipes from Around the World

Slaws, stews, and stuffed—cabbage can do it all

It’s high time we stop overlooking cabbage. An endlessly versatile vegetable, our best cabbage recipes are anything but basic. Whether you’re using the the thicker outer greens or the tender inner leaves, there’s so much you can do with a head of cabbage. Some of our favorite dishes, from salads to pastas, spotlight the crucifer for its texture and flavor. Ready to start? From dolmas to tacos to slaw, here are more than two dozen cabbage recipes from around the globe to get you excited about the underrated vegetable.

Grilled-Cabbage Caesar Salad

Flame-kissed savoy cabbage makes an excellent canvas for a Caesar-inspired anchovy vinaigrette and plenty of garlicky bread crumbs. Get the recipe for Grilled-Cabbage Caesar Salad »

Corned Beef and Cabbage

Juicy, succulent corned beef meets delicately poached winter vegetables in this new classic. Get the recipe for Corned Beef and Cabbage »

Traditional Kimchi

Kimchi is both a ubiquitous Korean side dish and the star ingredient in a host of classic recipes. Get the recipe for Traditional Kimchi »

Korean Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly and Tofu (Kimchi-jjigae)

Kimchi-jjigae, a comforting stew, can be made with any protein. This version has tofu and silky, fatty pork belly. Get the recipe for Korean Kimchi Stew with Pork Belly and Tofu (Kimchi-jjigae) »

Lamb-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Green Tahini

At Mokonuts in Paris, cabbage leaves are stuffed with lamb and herbs and and drizzled with lemony tahini sauce. Get the recipe for Lamb-Stuffed Cabbage Rolls with Green Tahini »

Homemade Pasta With Spicy Cabbage and Bacon

Cabbage is a staple vegetable in Slovenia; here it is wilted in bacon fat and spiced with cayenne before being tossed with homemade noodle dough for this traditional pasta dish. Get the recipe for Homemade Pasta With Spicy Cabbage and Bacon »

Green Cabbage Salad with Hazelnuts

This crunchy salad combines the juice from grilled cabbage with vinegar and browned butter and tosses the resulting vinaigrette with raw cabbage and hazelnuts for an all-season slaw. Get the recipe for Green Cabbage Salad with Hazelnuts »

Armenian Stuffed Cabbage (Dolmas)

Armenian Stuffed Cabbage (Dolmas)

Cabbage Fritters (Cabbage Vepadu)

Cookbook author Madhur Jaffery describes these spidery-looking cabbage-and-peanut fritters as looking like little Medusa heads, “with the strands of shredded cabbage providing a crunchy, unruly halo.” A popular item in the mess halls of the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, they can be served as part of a meal or as a crunchy snack.

Spicy Cabbage and Chorizo Soup

This riff on the traditional Portuguese soup, Caldo verde, replaces the more common kale with savoy cabbage and spices things up with chile flakes. Get the recipe for Spicy Cabbage and Chorizo Soup »

Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce

This soup combines a whole duck, beet greens, and cabbage in a fizzy fermented tomato sauce—a wonderful alternative when fresh tomatoes aren’t in season. Get the recipe for Duck Borscht with Fermented Tomato Sauce »

Van Valkenberg Hot Slaw

Coleslaw gets a makeover as a filling and hearty casserole that test kitchen assistant Sarah Ruth Maier grew up eating at family functions. Get the recipe for Van Valkenberg Hot Slaw »

Tennessee-Style Mustard Coleslaw

The classic mayonnaise-based coleslaw cabbage recipe is bolstered here by the addition of mustard. Get the recipe for Tennessee-Style Mustard Coleslaw »

Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Carrot Achaar (Malaysian-Style Pickle)

This Malaysian-style mixed vegetable pickle is made with a rempah, or spice paste, stirred into the brine for an extra boost of flavor and texture. Get the recipe for Cauliflower, Cabbage, and Carrot Achaar (Malaysian-Style Pickle) »

Jose Garces’ Fish Tacos

Jose Garces’ Fish Tacos

Charred Cabbage Slaw

In this offbeat slaw from chef Chris Shepherd of Underbelly in Houston, raw red cabbage adds a textural contrast to the grilled green cabbage, and a zippy, spicy-sweet-salty dressing goes well with the charred bits. Get the recipe for Charred Cabbage Slaw »

Spicy Haitian Cabbage Slaw

The key to great pikliz, a spicy slaw made with cabbage and other vegetables, is time. The longer the sturdy, crunchy vegetables soak up the vinegar and citrus, the better. Serve it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on everything from eggs to steak. Get the recipe for Spicy Haitian Cabbage Slaw »

Bacon Fried Rice

Bacon Fried Rice

Quick Basic Kimchi

Getting tired of your plain winter root vegetables? Throw some homemade kimchi on there to spice up a standard dish. Get the recipe for Quick Basic Kimchi »

Pork and Kimchi Potstickers

Some zesty kimchi can bring your typical dumplings to the next level and enhance the pork filling’s savoriness. Get the recipe for Pork and Kimchi Potstickers »

Braised Red Cabbage

Adding a grated russet potato to this braise helps to temper the sour sweetness of the cabbage. Get the recipe for Braised Red Cabbage »

Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad

Cabbage salads featuring dried noodles are a staple of Hawaiian home cooking, adding crunch, texture, and sweetness to this terrifically versatile slaw. Get the recipe for Hawaiian-Style Sesame Cabbage Salad »

Spiced Red Cabbage With Apples and Cranberries

Spiced Red Cabbage

Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang)

These savory Korean pancakes are made from a batter of ground mung beans flecked with pork, scallions, and pungent kimchi. Get the recipe for Korean Mung Bean Pancakes with Dipping Sauce (Bindaeduk Cho Kanjang) »

The Ultimate Stuffed Cabbage (Lou Fassum)

Lou fassum is most dramatic when presented whole, then sliced into thick wedges. Serving the pieces with a stock-based glaze is optional. The dish can also be drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with fresh herbs, or ladled with chicken stock and topped with a dusting of grated cheese. Serve with mashed or roasted potatoes if desired. Get the recipe for The Ultimate Stuffed Cabbage (Lou Fassum) »

Cider-Braised Red Cabbage

Braised cabbage, a common side dish in Germany, classically has both sweet and sour flavors. In chef Thomas Ferlesch’s version from Werkstatt restaurant in Brooklyn, a generous amount of fat—he prefers to use lard or duck fat for their rich texture—and juicy red wine round out the tart flavors of cranberry, vinegar, and apple cider. Get the recipe for Cider-Braised Red Cabbage »

Braised Paprika Kraut

This hearty, chicken stock—braised kraut is smoky, spicy, and well balanced, with sweet onions, garlic, and bacon fat nicely contrasting the brightness and brininess of jarred sauerkraut. If you prefer the end result even more sour, feel free to add a splash more brine from the jar. Get the recipe for Braised Paprika Kraut »

Pan-Seared white Fish with Mussels, Cabbage Shoots, and Cream

Pan-Seared white Fish with Mussels, Cabbage Shoots, and Cream