Healthy Cabbage Stir Fry with Kale, Zucchini & Grape Tomatoes

I love cabbage. I made some stir fried cabbage last night as a bedtime snack. Hmm… Anyway, I have been digging cabbage as a main base for a meal and then adding in other chopped vegetables with it. Cabbage doesn’t have to be bland – As with most things, you can add in spices and such to give it flavour. It is very filling and healthy. I used savoy cabbage to make this, but you can use whatever kind of cabbage you have or prefer. If having this much cabbage is a little too much for you, it would make a great side to a meal, or wrapped in a burrito, rice paper, pita…etc.




Healthy Cabbage Stir Fry
  • ½ medium/large savoy cabbage, chopped/shredded (or whatever cabbage you have on hand)
  • 10-15 grape tomatoes, kept whole or chopped in half
  • 1-2 chopped green onions
  • bunch of kale, roughly chopped
  • 1-2 zucchinis, sliced
  • garlic powder or minced garlic
  • 1 tsp ginger powder / minced fresh ginger
  • sprinkle of sesame seeds
  • 1 tbs seasoned rice vinegar
  • ½ tbs low sodium soy sauce / liquid aminos
  • ½-1 tbs fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt & pepper, to taste
  • 1 tbs nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tbs coconut oil, for skillet
  1. Prepare all your vegetables by cleaning and chopping them. Heat the coconut oil (or vegan butter, olive oil...) to medium-high and add in the green onion and minced garlic and ginger (if you are using fresh garlic and ginger). Heat for a minute or two. Stir with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon.
  2. Add in the cabbage, tomatoes and zucchini. Add in the sesame seeds, rice vinegar, soy sauce, lemon juice and rest of the seasonings. Stir together.
  3. Frequently stir while cooking everything for around 20 minutes. I get mine to the point where it is almost starting to burn, since it adds some nice flavour, but you don't have to get it to that point. In the last 4 or 5 minutes of cooking, I add in the kale. It cooks quickly so I didn't want it to get too mushy by adding it in at the beginning with everything else.
  4. Remove from heat and serve right away and wait for it to fully cool before storing in an air-tight container in the fridge.


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  1. cathy schaefer

    what is the cream in the bowl. cashew cream? I am going to try this recipe tonight . Thanks Claire

  2. Thanks for sharing! What kind of sauce is that on the side? Looks tasty!

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