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Chicken Sunflower Coleslaw

Chicken Sunflower Coleslaw

Linda Larsen
Cabbage is one of the cheapest and most nutritious vegetables in the supermarket. It stores very well, either at room temperature or in the fridge, and is available all year round.

Cabbage is part of the cruciferous family of veggies, which also includes Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli. These veggies are powerhouses of nutrition, packed with vitamin C and antioxidants that can help protect against many diseases, including heart disease, cancer, and even Alzheimer's. Not only do they have basic antioxidants, but new research has found that these compounds in cabbage and broccoli work at a genetic level, producing enzymes that detoxify cells.

Still, many people object to the aroma of cooked cabbage. There's an easy way to fix this: cook cabbage uncovered, in a large amount of liquid, don't use an aluminum pan, and don't overcook it.

We should all eat more cabbage, like German cooks and others do. Follow their lead and enjoy these quick and easy cabbage recipes!

Start with Cabbage Recipes

  • Chicken Sunflower Coleslaw
    This fresh tasting salad is perfect for a summer lunch or picnic. Two kinds of cabbage and tender chicken are accented with sunflower seeds and golden raisins in a creamy mustard dressing. Yum!
  • Unstuffed Cabbage
    As delicious as Stuffed Cabbage is, sometimes you want the flavor and feeling of a dish without all the work! This recipe delivers.
  • Scalloped Cabbage
    Cabbage is layered with a creamy cheese mixture and canned tomatoes in this super simple vegetarian main dish recipe. You could add bacon if you'd like.
  • Etruscan Cabbage Bread
    This unusual bread is really perfect as a light main dish, served with a fruit salad and some roasted vegetables. Once again, add some bacon, or try Canadian bacon.
  • Cabbage Tarts
    This simple recipe turns a humble cabbage into a gourmet treat. I like to make it without the beef.
  • Stuffed Cabbage
    An old family recipe is a classic, delicious, comforting, and easy to make.
  • Corned Beef and Cabbage Dip
    Serve this dip with chewy soft breadsticks, crudites, and even potato wedges.
  • Tomato Cabbage Bisque
    Cabbage and tomatoes are natural partners. This simple soup is very inexpensive and filling.
  • Cajun Cabbage Jambalaya
    Lots of spices add great flavor to this simple recipe. You can use spicy or mild sausage, to match your taste.
  • Beef and Cabbage Sandwiches
    You don't need to use corned beef; any thinly sliced beef or even ham would be delicious in this great sandwiches.
  • Cabbage Tortellini Salad
    I love the combination of textures and flavors in this delicious salad. Its invention was an accident: a happy one!
  • Freezer Coleslaw
    With this recipe in the freezer, a crunchy, fresh-tasting side dish salad or a delicious sandwich is only minutes away.
  • Polish Packets
    Cook cabbage on a grill with spicy, juicy sausages in this quick and simple recipe.
  • Crunchy Cabbage Salad
    Ramen noodles add crunch to this simple recipe that can be a side dish or main dish salad.
  • Pasta Cabbage Salad
    Add pasta to a simple five ingredient cabbage salad for a satisfying lunch recipe. Serve this one with grilled sausages or steak for a wonderful meal.
  • Crockpot Red Cabbage and Onions
    Red cabbage is cooked with apples and onions in a classic recipe that's the perfect side dish to a roasted pork tenderloin or roast chicken.
  • Dilled Coleslaw
    This recipe is deceptively simple; it tastes like so much more than the sum of the ingredients. This is a good recipe to use in Corned Beef and Slaw Sandwiches.
  • Colcannon
    Colcannon is a classic Irish dish that combines potatoes with cabbage for a filling, hearty main dish that is very inexpensive.

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