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02-09-2011, 02:50 PM
Does anyone have any good recipes or ideas for purple cabbage? I tried to juice it and it was just too strong for that. I don't want to waste it!!!
02-09-2011, 04:32 PM
the only time i've ever used purple cabbage was for coleslaw ... but it wasn't a raw recipe i used.
02-09-2011, 04:50 PM
I don't care much for it, so I haven't tried these, but:
02-09-2011, 05:33 PM
I have juiced a recipe from the book Raw Food Cleanse that's good:
1/2 sm. red cabbage
2 stalks celery
1 T. fresh lemon juice
02-09-2011, 06:19 PM
I may be the odd bird, but I am about to go make a purple cabbage salad- I've been eating them for years. I just treat the cabbage like any salad, add dressing and enjoy! Simple as can be!:eat
02-09-2011, 07:47 PM
I like a little shredded purple cabbage in my salads or wraps
You could ferment it?
I made this when we had company over a couple weeks ago - delicious!
Thai Coleslaw - with deb's tweaks
6-8 green onions
1/2 cabbage (I used 1/2 head red and 1/4 head green)
3-4 stalks basil (about 1/4 cup after chopped)
1/2 bunch cilantro (1/2 small bunch)
1/2 bunch mint, stems removed (about 5-6 sprigs)
(I added about 1/2 cup+ cashews & about 1/4 cup+ pumpkin seeds)
5-6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp thai chili sauce
Sea salt to taste
3T Nama Shoyu
3-4 T, Juice of 1-2 limes
1/4 cup agave nectar
Pepper to taste
1 small piece ginger
1 small clove garlic
1. Process the carrots and cabbage in the food processor until chopped and/or shredded.
2. Peel the zucchini into strands with veggie peeler and set aside core/seeds for future use.
3. Chop herbs and add.
4. Blend dressing ingredients, dress and enjoy!
You could ferment it?Hmm...sauerkraut. It becomes a beautiful dark purple color once it's properly fermented; and I find it's more resilient (than green cabbage) to forming mold during the process.
02-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Thanks for the ideas!!!!
02-10-2011, 11:59 AM
I love purple cabbage, I use it in my chili! YUM! :eat
02-10-2011, 11:08 PM
Purple Passion Cabbage Recipe
When the Purple Passion cabbage can be done at home, why go to the restaurant? A good way to use cabbage to make a delicious purple cabbage Passion. Whenever I'm visiting friends in the Caribbean always prepare cabbage purple passion, which is most loved by them. I dare you to come up with a better recipe for this cabbage Purple Passion.
2 tablespoons corn oil margarine
1/2 Cup onion, chopped
2 pounds red cabbage, shredded
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons salt (optional)
Pepper to taste
In a saucepan over medium heat melt margarine.
Saute until onion is tender.
Add cabbage, sugar, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Cook for 20 to 30 minutes or until cabbage is tender.
This dish is best made the day before serving and reheated just before serving.
Purple Passion Cabbage Recipe
02-11-2011, 01:37 AM
03-06-2011, 04:31 PM
Thanks for sharing Jim, but this is a raw vegan site! Anyhoo, many of the ingredients are no-no's for health just the same; corn oil margarine & granulated sugar? You shouldn't be eating that! :no:
03-06-2011, 05:29 PM
I LOVE purple cabbage! I slice it finely into salads.
In fact, thanks for giving me some purple cabbage inspiration for my lunch, gonna go and buy some on my lunch break!
I just want to second the supporters of using purple cabbage finely shredded in salads and also in the form of sauerkraut.
Both options are wonderful for gut health. They contain vitamin C, glutamine (healing to gastrointestinal epithelial tissues), sulphur and a host of other raw nutrients.
I make my purple cabbage sauerkraut with 50-50 green-plus-purple cabbage, shredded beetroot, a few chunks of apple, and with several almonds thrown in - don't ask me why but when it's all finished fermenting, the almonds have an almost cheesy taste to them!
Purple cabbage and green cabbage are both superfoods in my opinion, but people can't get rich promoting the humble cabbage so they get overlooked as potent foods.
Sauerkraut is also remarkably detoxifying - one has to try it for a period of a week or two before the detoxifying effect becomes apparent but I assure you, it definitely does have a detoxifying effect on the body (probably mostly due to cleansing the bowel and making the microbial terrain of the bowel more healthy).
03-07-2011, 11:36 AM
I love indian cabbage salad, and it looks super beautiful in a dish. I'll try to remember the recipe - but amounts could be off somewhat.
2 c. shredded purple cabbage
2 c. shredded carrots
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
hot pepper - orig recipe calls for 1 chopped jalapeno, I think. I usually use a few serrano peppers, de-seeded
All is mixed. Dressing is oil, about 2 t raw honey, and a few T of lemon juice. I usually use EVOO, but if I have it, I put in some walnut oil also.
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