This warm cabbage salad is packed with flavor and only takes less than 30 minutes to prepare—an easy and healthy side dish for your weeknight dinner.
It’s always good to learn a few things about your food.
Did you know that Cabbage is considered a cancer killer or thyroid killer cruciferous vegetable? Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables that belong to the Brassicaceae family of plants. Brassicaceae plants are medium-sized flowering plants such as cabbage, broccoli, sprouts, mustards, green, etc. These plants are known as Cruciferous vegetables because of their health benefits and potential side effects.
Because the health benefits outway the side effects, research shows that it would take many cruciferous vegetables to cause thyroid damage. This would affect people with iodine deficiency. As a precautionary measure, it is always good to consult your doctor or nutritionist to ensure that you are eating the correct type of food.
Health benefits of Cruciferous Vegetables
As mentioned earlier, as the benefits may outway the side effects, there are several options or varieties to satisfy one’s palate. Besides cabbage, the most common vegetables in the family are arugula, bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collard greens, kale, mustard greens, and radish, turnip, and watercress.
Many of us indeed complain about uncomfortable bowel movements and a gas gut. But knowing the benefits and figuring the best ways to incorporate these vegetables may be a massive benefit to our health.
Always good to know the benefits
- reduce inflammation
- regulate blood sugar
- promote weight loss
- contain cancer-fighting compounds
- enhance heart health, and
- help estrogen balance
How to cook cabbage
There are no best ways to cook cabbage. If you like raw vegetables, then a slaw might be the best choice. If you love cooked vegetables, stews and soups might be better for you. Whatever the option is, your meal will be tasty as long as you season your food the right way.
For this recipe, I opted to cook the cabbage in extra virgin olive oil, fresh garlic, Noubess Hot, and Spicy Mango Sauce and finish it with a splash of fresh lemon juice. The vegetable is slowly cooked in the pan with no water. The cabbage will release some of its juice, and the oil and seasoning mixture will help the cooking process.
Cooking the vegetables over low heat is preferable. Still crunchy with a zesty flavor and delicious aroma, this Warm Cabbage Salad makes the best side dish.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 medium green cabbage cored and cut into shreds 1/4 inch wide
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 garlic cloves chopped finely
- 2 tablespoons parsley chopped
- 2 scallions chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Noubess Hot and Spicy Mango Sauce with Herbs
- Splash of Champagne or Rice Wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoon oil
- In a large skillet pan over medium heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic, parsley and scallions and sauté, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 3 minutes. Add hot and spicy mango sauce and stir to incorporate. Add the cabbage leaves and stir to mix well. Cover partially and cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbages just begin to soften, about 10 minutes. Add the vinegar and stir together.
- Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until cabbage is fully cooked but still crispy. Season with salt and pepper if preferred. Serve immediately.
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.
Nutrition info is automatically generated and provided as a courtesy and as an estimate only.