What to do with your Cabbage from Bountiful Baskets?

08/04/2011 12:00 pm · 7 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

I love it when I get emails like this, and I wanted to pass it along to you all.  Thank to reader Alli for this great recipe, and if you are am “old nerd” then I guess I am one too… 🙂
Thank you so much for all your hard work. And thank you for the tip for Bountiful Baskets. Not only is it a great deal, but it’s like Christmas morning finding out what we get for the week! (Does that make me a nerd, or old? 🙂 Some of the things for the weeks I’ve done it I would have never bought. I just never would think to buy them because I don’t have recipes off the top of my head. But, I’ve had a great time finding recipes and trying new things! We got a head of cabbage on Saturday. Of course there is always cole slaw, but I roasted a chicken and wanted to make a meal of it all. It dawned on me that Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps would be perfect! I found this great recipe:

For the Hoisin-Soy dressing you will need:

  • 3 Tbsp Hoisin sauce (from Asian supermarkets and possibly mainstream markets)
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp of crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp finely minced ginger
  • 1-2 cloves finely minced garlic
  1. Whisk together all the above ingredients in a small bowl until thoroughly combined. Set aside.

For the salad filling you will need:

  • 1 large carrot, finely grated on cheesebox grater (The smallest hole. If you don’t have that “average” grating size will do, but the finer, the more it will help the salad combine and stick together)
  • 1 cabbage (greenish/white) thinly sliced into strips and then cut in half to make smaller bits
  • 1 small can of water chestnuts, drained and chopped into small bits
  • 3 Tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped up
  • 2-3 chicken breasts, grilled and chopped up, left to cool (roughly 1 cup)
  1. Toss all the above ingredients in a large bowl. Add chicken last (make sure it’s cool!). Then toss in the dressing and stir well to combine.

Prepare your beautiful lettuce leaves. Opt for longer and wider ones!

It’s from Innocent Cooking.  I heated up my left over chicken, added just a tad more sauce, and only used half the cabbage, but it was amazing!



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Lisa McCreary
Lisa McCreary

Sounds good! Do you wrap this mixture in cabbage or lettuce leaves, or just eat it as a salad? We all love cabbage sautéed in olive oil and a little butter!


I chop up 1/2 of a cabbage; chop up a white or sweet onion; microwave a few red or gold potatoes then chop them up; put it all in a bowl and add 1 tablespoon olive oil; season with a veggie seasoning we picked up in the spice row of our store; a dash or two of garlic salt, mix. Then since it is hot in Boise I put the mixture in my barbecue veggie basket. I barbecue on medium, stirring often for ten minutes or until desired doneness. My kids eat it up and so does my hubby!

Leona Poehler
Leona Poehler

Hoisin sauce is sold both at Winco and Ridley's for fact. Fav in my house!

Lani C
Lani C

Make homemade eggrolls!! That's about the only way I can get my kids to eat cabbage.

Heather Wilson
Heather Wilson

In The South, slaw dogs are very popular! Slaw on burgers is good as well. I know it's still slaw, but it certainly IS a different way to use it! In true Mexican tacos, you'll find cabbage and not lettuce. I also chop up broccoli very small and mix it with shredded cabbage... toss in sunflower seeds, grapes, sweet onion, bacon (the best is from Albertson's deli!), and a dressing of sweet vinegar, brown sugar, honey, and mayo for a a delish salad! And please let's not forget to add it in the slow cooker with corned beef and red potatoes =o)


You could also make a the coleslaw from the wonton tacos that they have at Applebees. All it looked like was cilantro, tomatoe, red onions, cabbage and carrots. I think it would go great with some chicken tacos and just sprinkle some lime on top...YUM!!!

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