Craving something comforting? This vegan cream cabbage is the perfect dish to fulfill your desires. Packed with delectable flavors, it’s a breeze to prepare and only takes 10 minutes! With fresh ingredients like lemon juice, you get that mouthwatering combo of citrusy tanginess mixed into an ultra creamy goodness without any oil or dairy products - meaning guilt-free indulgence on weekdays too.
You don't even have to worry about meal prep, as this recipe can easily be made in bulk beforehand. Eager for some deliciousness right away? Let's whip up some amazing creamed savoy cabbage now!
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A quick list of the ingredients you will need to make this easy recipe.
You can find the ingredients with quantities and the recipe to print out on the recipe card below.
- Savoy Cabbage (or other Cabbage)
- Vegetable Broth
- Garlic Cloves
- Raw Cashews
- White Pepper
Cut the green cabbage in half and cut off the stunk, cut into strips or shred it if necessary. You can also use pre-shredded cabbage.
Sauté the diced onion in a non-stick pan with little water on medium heat. Add the sliced cabbage and sauté briefly and deglaze with broth.
Let the cabbage mixture cook for about 10 minutes. Mix the cashews with the water in the high speed blender and blend until it is creamy.
Now add the lemon, salt, pepper, creamy sauce and chopped parsley to the cabbage. Let it cook for a couple seconds.
Season to your own taste with a little salt and pepper.
Hint: You can sauté the cabbage in a little bit of water or vegetable broth instead of oil.
- Cabbage: I love to use savoy cabbage, but if I do not find any Savoy Cabbage, I love to use Green Cabbage, Napa Cabbage, Purple Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts. Pretty any cabbage will work to make this tender cabbage.
- Onion: I use usually yellow onion, but you can also use red onions or shallots.
- Garlic: If you do not have fresh garlic. You can also use some garlic powder. Or ready to use minced garlic.
- Vegetable Broth: I love the flavor the veggie broth adds to this cabbage dish. You can also use water.
- Cashews: With the Cashews, we get a super creamy cabbage side dish. If you want to use something else, you can also try white beans or sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds. Or a mix of both. You can also use coconut milk.
- White Pepper: I always have white pepper at home, it has a milder flavor than black pepper. You can also use black pepper for this healthy dish.
- Cashews: Instead of cashews you can also use tahini sauce or other nuts/ seeds like pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds.
- Lemon: Instead of lemon juice, you can use lime juice. Just use what you have on hand.
- Sauerkraut Style: Instead of having fermented Cabbage you can also flavor it like Sauerkraut, add some Caraways, Apple Cider Vinegar and Bay leaves.
- Asian Style: Soy Sauce, Ginger, Rice Vinegar, chili powder and roasted sesame seeds will add a nice Asian flavor. You can serve it with some Fried Tofu and Noodles.
- German Style Red Cabbage: You can add flavor with some Apple pieces, Apple Juice to your red cabbage to get the traditional Rotkraut.
- Cabbage Curry: Add some curry powder to your sautéed cabbage to make curry flavored creamed cabbage recipe. I always experiment with different kind of herbs and spices.
- Vegan Southern Fried Cabbage: Red Pepper Flakes, liquid smoke will add a great flavor.
This is the perfect side dish the whole family will love. Looking for a main dish? Here are some ideas:
Store this simple dish in an airtight container. It last there for around 10 days in the fridge.
You can also freeze this cabbage to have it on hand. Just reheat it in the microwave.
You can easily prepare this cabbage side dish in bigger batches.
Perfect for your weekly meal prep. My favorite meal prep container.
You can shred the cabbage pretty quickly in a food processor if you want to.
For this, cut the head of cabbage in bigger chunks (quarter), remove the root and shred it in your food processor.
I usually use a knife and cut in slices to have thicker slices.