Looking for the secrets to add more temptation and life to the vegan dishes? This Kale and Cabbage Recipe is spicy, delicious, and easy to make. On top of all is nutritions packed and enhances the original colors of the vegetables.

Kale and Cabbage Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine European
Servings 4 People
Calories 321 kcal


  • ½ pc Small head cabbage.
  • 12 oz Kale.
  • 1 pc Sliced medium-sized onion.
  • 2 tsp Ginger (grated fresh or bottled).
  • 1 ½ tsp Olive Oil.
  • 1 tsp Dark sesame oil.
  • 2 tsp Sesame seeds.
  • Salt (according to your taste).
  • Pepper (according to your taste).


  • First of all, pluck the leaves to separate them from the stem and then arrange them atop one another to cut into narrow strips. Sliced stems can also be used in the stir fry if desired; otherwise, just discard them.
  • After that, cut the Cabbage into 2 inches long thin slices.
  • Take a large skillet or a stir fry pan; pour some Oil into it to heat.
  • Then add the chopped Onion to sauté on medium flame until it turns golden brown and soft.
  • Add the Kale, Cabbage, and Ginger in it and turn the heat up to high.
  • Stir frequently; stir fry for 3 to 4 minutes until kale and cabbage are colored brightly and become tender-crisp.
  • Afterward, remove it from the heat. Add Sesame Oil and Sesame Seeds, stir to mix it evenly.
  • Season the dish with salt and pepper. And your recipe is ready to eat!
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Origin of Kale and Cabbage

Kale cultivation started almost at the beginning of 2000 BCE, originating in the Asian and Eastern Mediterranean regions. However, the variety of curly-leaved cabbage and flat-leaved cabbage already existed in Greece in the 4th century BC.

Cabbage is native to the Mediterranean region, growing along the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts of Europe. So presumably, the Kale and Cabbage originated in Western Europe and the Mediterranean region.

Few Interesting Facts About the Kale

Kale belongs to cruciferous vegetables; cauliflower and broccoli are also a part of this vegetable category. Specifically, Kale comes in various varieties, among which Russian, curly green, and lacinato (also known as dinosaur kale) are the most common ones.

Russian Kale is a red-tipped and curly leaf with a slightly sweet taste, whereas Lacinato Kale has long, narrow leaves, sometimes blue-green. Generally, all types of Kale are widely adaptable, but Russian and Lacinato kale are most commonly used.

Preparing Kale and Cabbage with Mustard Greens

To acquire a unique taste in the recipe, try it with mustard greens. Simply pluck the leaves from stems and chop them into small pieces, ideally a bite-sized piece. Since the mustard greens are more perishable and comparatively cook up quickly than Kale, it would be better to stir fry the kale first and then add mustard greens for quick cooking.

Make it Mild Spicy

If you want a mild spicier dish, add some Red Pepper Flakes or fresh minced Chili Pepper to the recipe. This specific recipe originated from Nava Atlas to spice up your taste buds.

Calories per serving of Kale and Cabbage Recipe

Olive oil (0.25 tbsp) – 30 cal                                                          Total calories: 321.0

Kale (1 cup chopped) – 29 cal                                                      Total fat: 17.5g

The fresh cabbage (0.50 cup chopped) – 11 cal                   Total carbohydrates: 31.3g

Bell pepper (0.13 cup stripped) – 5 cal                                    Proteins: 14.8g

Onion (0.06 cup chopped) – 4 cal

Ginger (2 teaspoons) – 4 cal

Sesame oil (1 teaspoon) – 40 cal

Sesame seeds (1 teaspoon) – 17 cal

Salt (0.13 tbsp) – 0 cal

Other must-try recipes

The nutritious Kale and Cabbage can be used in various ways to add more goodness and variety to your meals.

Apart from Kale and Cabbage, the Spinach and Lettuce Recipes also provide highly nutritious meals. So, the following are a few of the must-try recipes at your home:

Let these weight watcher Spinach recipes take care of your calorie intake; Whole Foods Orzo Spinach Salad Recipe, Weight Watcher Spinach Recipe, Weight Watchers Spinach Quiche Recipe.