By Leslie Kelly
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At a recent International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle, a discussion on food trends predicted cabbage as one of the contenders to knock kale off the top spot for coolest cruciferous veggies. Maybe that's wishful thinking on the part of cabbage lovers who don't like seeing that humble ingredient spike in popularity only on March 17 when it's overcooked and paired with corned beef. Here are some tasty dishes that might make you think cabbage deserves some time in the spotlight.

1) Black Pepper Cabbage Stir-Fry

Even though this recipe calls for ground beef, it's not your granny's Hamburger Helper.

Photo by CookinBug

2) Roasted Cabbage

A little bit of char brings out the natural sweetness in this vitamin-packed super food.

3) Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad

Hello, crunchy cabbage bites in this winning dish filled with contrasting textures.

Vietnamese Rice Noodle Salad | Photo by Allrecipes

4) Cabbage Jambalaya

Me, oh, my oh. Serve this Louisiana-inspired mashup with a bottle of hot pepper sauce on the side.

Cabbage Jambalaya | Photo by rock_lobster

5) Colcannon

Just the very best mashed potatoes in the universe, according to an ancient Irish proverb.

Colcannon | Photo by Allrecipes

6) Okonomiyaki

Never heard of it? Give this crave-able Japanese pancake a try and you'll be hooked. Plus, it's fun to say. All together now, say: Oko, like Yoko Ono, but with out the Y, then, NO, followed by me and the big finish, yaki like teriyaki.

7) Cabbage Fat-Burning Soup

This comforting creation is HUGE during January cleanse time. This version has been made more than 2,000 times, but there are tons of cabbage soup recipes to try.


Check out our collection of Cabbage Recipes.