What to cook: three cabbage dinner ideas


With lettuce prices soaring, the humble cabbage has recently caught the eye.

We’re not claiming it tastes the same or looks the same, but cabbage lends itself to tasty salads and warm, comforting winter dishes.

Here are three of our best cabbage-related recipes from food writer and cookbook author Hetty McKinnon.

Lightly spiced fish, crunchy coleslaw and an avocado garlic sauce make this dish a hit.(ABC Everyday: Tim Gray)

This easy purple slaw is the perfect accompaniment to Hetty McKinnon’s fish tacos.

Served with spicy fish and an avocado yogurt sauce, it rounds out a fun meal that’s bursting with complementary flavors.

McKinnon also recommends adding hot sauce to the mix — the vinegary zing pairs well with the other flavors in the dish.

A plate of roasted red cabbage topped with sour cream, chives and onion sauce makes for a decadent vegetarian meal.(ABC Everyday: Hetty McKinnon)

This warm and comforting dish can be served as a side dish or as a main course.

Bonus: roasted cabbage is low maintenance – you can relax and let the oven do most of the work here.

Served on a bed of shallots, garlic and thyme, and topped with sour cream and shredded strong cheese, this is sure to be a winter hit.

Hetty McKinnon likes to use a variety of vegetables to make okonomiyaki.(ABC Everyday: Hetty McKinnon)

Okonomiyaki is a classic Japanese pancake, traditionally made with flour, cabbage and eggs.

But it’s also a versatile dish – great if you’re looking to use up leftover vegetables, including (but not limited to) Brussels sprouts, leeks, potatoes, sweet potatoes and shiitake mushrooms. .

The carrot in McKinnon’s recipe adds complexity to the texture and also brings out more sweetness from the cabbage.

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