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18 Best Recipes to Use Up Leftover Red Cabbage

Recipes to Use Up Leftover Red Cabbage

Reduce food waste and enjoy the vibrant crunch of red cabbage with these Recipes that use every bit of red cabbage in your kitchen to make flavorful and satisfying creations even the kids will love.

1. Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage 

Cabbage is an extremely common German and Austrian ingredient and this recipe nails those classic flavors. This is a perfect side dish or topping for other main course entrees, like schnitzel or rich sausages.

2. Homemade Coleslaw

Coleslaw is an easy and efficient way to get rid of a lot of red cabbage before it goes bad. It’s simple, fresh, and has all kinds of vibrant colors.

3. Marinated Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are hard to nail, but this recipe is a great variant of the dish. Homemade pickled cabbage is a great pick for anyone who needs to get rid of red cabbage, fast.

4. Asian Cabbage Salad

This cabbage salad has a delicious peanut dressing that keeps the flavors present, but isn’t too heavy on the palate. It’s perfect for summer!

5. Sauteed Red Cabbage

A simple sauteed red cabbage is an easy, fast, and efficient way to use up a lot of cabbage without too much effort. Sauteed red cabbage is a great side dish for any meal.

6. Oktoberfest Chicken and Red Cabbage

Chicken and red cabbage is a Bavarian dish that is so rich and flavorful that you’ll keep coming back for more and more! It’s a perfect choice for dinner parties or other formal meals.

7. Red Cabbage Slaw 

This is a different take on a coleslaw because it adds a bit of spice to the dressing instead of staying creamy and sweet. Jalapenos are the secret ingredient to make this ‘slaw a BBQ staple!

8. Braised Red Cabbage 

This recipe takes a bit longer to make, but the results are to die for! You can also use up an entire head of red cabbage this way!

9. Vietnamese Beef and Crispy Rice Bowl

Cabbage and East Asian cuisine go together like peas in a pod. Red cabbage adds so much color to the plate and works perfectly with the flavor profile, especially when fresh.

10. Best Healthy Coleslaw 

This no mayonnaise coleslaw is even lighter than other variants and doesn’t have any eggs, making it deliciously vegan. This is a perfect recipe for a coleslaw cabbage for the tops of BBQ sandwiches and tacos without weighing it down.

11. Pickled Red Cabbage 

Pickling produce is so easy and this is a great beginner’s recipe for anyone wanting to get started. It’s also a really great topping for everything and anything you want to add an acidic punch to.

12. Winter Salad 

You might not think that winter is the perfect salad time, but this recipe will change your mind. Not only does it have beautiful colors, but the rainbow of produce all come into season during the winter months.

17. Vinegar-Based Coleslaw 

This coleslaw straddles the line between coleslaw and pickled veggies really well, making it even better to cut through rich flavors. Pair with a rack of ribs or some rich tacos and you’ve got a winning combo.

No one likes food waste, especially when it’s a large amount of produce. These recipes will help you use up your red cabbage easily and quickly, so you keep more dollars in your pocket and fresh vegetables on your table. Try one today!