I have talked before about the health benefits of cabbage and how much I love it. In this post, I share a shredded cabbage recipe that is both sweet and savory. When I went to buy some cabbage at the store, I found gorgeous purple and black seedless grapes on sale, and thought they might be a nice addition to a few dishes. The first one I made is this shredded cabbage with baby spinach and grapes.
I wanted it to be super easy to make since my son just started crawling and cooking time is limited! So to help manage my time better, I bought the cabbage pre-shredded at the store. All I needed to do was toss 6 cups of cabbage in a saute pan with a little drizzle of olive oil and let it cook for a few minutes until it begins to soften. Then you add in your spices, baby spinach, and when it is 90% done cooking, toss in 1/3 cup of grapes, sliced in half. It took less than 10 minutes from start to finish and it goes really well with fish, chicken, ground meat, or even beans (you can add roasted chickpeas, black beans, adzuki beans, or cannelloni beans).
One other thing I wanted to share…one of my dearest friends just returned from a trip to Greece and she brought me some Greek Oregano. Here is the picture of it in this cool test tube with a cork. This gave me a great excuse to try it out! It tastes very similar to regular oregano, but I thought the flavor was a little stronger. We love oregano, apparently from both Greece and Italy! Happy dining…
- 6 cups of shredded cabbage (you can use 'slaw mix' if you see it at the store)
- 3 cups of baby spinach
- 1/3 cup of grapes (I used a mix of red and black seedless grapes) and I cut them into halves
- 1 Tbsp of oregano, 1 tsp of parsley
- 1 tsp of onion powder and/or garlic powder
- pinch of black pepper
- 2 Tbsp of stone ground mustard
- 2-3 Tbsp of olive oil
- Put your shredded cabbage (purple, green blend) into a large saute pan with a drizzle of olive oil.
- Let it cook for a minute or two, until the cabbage begins to soften a little.
- Once it starts to soften, add in your spices and give it a stir. Add in a little more oil (2Tbsp)
- After another minute or so, add in your baby spinach. It will cook very quickly. While it is cooking, slice your grapes.
- As soon as your spinach is wilted and well mixed with the cabbage, add in your grapes.
- Mix and let it cook down for another few minutes. When your cabbage is softened and everything looks well combined, it is done.
- Add in your choice of protein to make this a complete meal. I have done fish (scallops or cod worked really well with it), slices of chicken breast, ground lamb or ground turkey, black beans, or adzuki beans.