Low-Calorie Cabbage Recipes

Find healthy, delicious low-calorie cabbage recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Homemade Kimchi

If you are looking to start fermenting your own vegetables, the Korean dish kimchi is a great place to start. It's easy to make, and fermentation takes just a few days. Once you have kimchi on hand, serve this healthy dish along with any meal, as an ingredient in stir-fries, stews, savory pancakes and more, or as a condiment to liven up grain bowls, tacos, sandwiches--and the list goes on!

Vinaigrette Coleslaw

If you prefer, make this salad with broccoli slaw mix instead of the coleslaw mix.

Balsamic Roasted Cabbage

Rating: 3.5 stars
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These roasted cabbage wedges with honey and balsamic vinegar make an attractive and healthy side dish that's also very easy to prepare. You can use red or green cabbage--or make a double batch with one of each for a pretty presentation.

Creamy Coleslaw

Rating: 4 stars
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Red and green cabbage and bright orange carrots make a colorful, healthful combination. For an especially nutty flavor, use Savoy instead of regular green cabbage.

"Use a Spoon" Chopped Salad

Rating: 4.57 stars
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When Paul Newman and Michel Nischan opened their Westport, Connecticut, restaurant Dressing Room, Paul's request was that the menu always include a chopped salad that you could eat with a spoon. This chopped salad recipe is full of great flavors, colors and textures, featuring celery, carrots, red pepper, apple, cucumber, greens, cabbage, goat cheese and almonds. This is great for any holiday meal: you can let it stand and it stays crisp.

Steamed Cabbage & Carrots

It's been said that serving cabbage for New Year's promises prosperity, so adding a few carrot coins can only sweeten the purse.

Sour Apple Slaw

Michael Twitty, a food writer and culinary historian, celebrates Hanukkah's miracle of oil by making fried chicken and latkes. He serves up this sweet and tangy slaw alongside.
By Michael Twitty

Mexican Coleslaw

Rating: 3.84 stars
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Enjoy this crunchy, refreshing alternative to mayonnaise-based coleslaw on a taco or on the side.

Slow-Cooked Sweet and Sour Cabbage

Rating: 5 stars
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The combination of cloves, cabbage and cider vinegar gives this slow-cooker cabbage recipe its sweet-and-sour flavor. Don't skip the apples-the hit of natural sweetness is worth the time it takes to core and chop them.

Roasted Savoy Cabbage with Black Bean-Garlic Sauce

Rating: 4.27 stars
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Roasting cabbage brings out its rich, nutty flavor. We think Savoy is particularly beautiful, but green cabbage works as well.

Napa Cabbage & Carrots with Rice Wine-Oyster Sauce

Rating: 4.33 stars
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Napa--also known as Chinese cabbage--is the preferred cabbage in this healthy Asian stir-fry recipe because it's much sweeter and more tender than green cabbage. If napa cabbage isn't available at your grocery store, try Savoy cabbage or bok choy.

Skillet Cabbage with Bacon & Mushrooms

Rating: 4 stars
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Savoy cabbage, shiitake mushrooms and leeks are braised together in this earthy Italian side dish.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Warm Cabbage Salad with Bacon
This warm cabbage salad bursts with flavor from a tangy Dijon vinaigrette and crispy bacon.
Roasted Cabbage with Horseradish Cream
Our roasted cabbage wedges have a beautiful char on the outside while the insides get slightly tender.

Chipotle Coleslaw

Serve this slightly spicy slaw as a side—or topping—on taco night.