Healthy living

Cabbage

Use in salads, vegetable side dishes and stir-fries.

Varieties

  • Green/Common: compact head of tightly wrapped leaves ranging from white to green
  • Savoy: crinkled leaves varying from pale to dark green, mild flavour
  • Chinese
  • Red: tastes like green cabbage and adds colour

Selection

Select heavy heads of cabbage with shiny leaves.

Storage

In an airtight bag in refrigerator crisper.

Cooking

Boil or steam finely sliced cabbage in a minimum of water, uncovered, for 4-8 minutes or until just tender, stirring well. Microwave in a covered dish with 2-3 tablespoons water on high (100%) for 5-8 minutes or until tender.

Serving suggestion

Finely slice cabbage and combine with grated carrot, chopped onion and capsicum. Toss with coleslaw dressing and serve with grills and barbecued foods.


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