These savoy cabbage recipes highlight a beautiful and very underrated vegetable.
Savoy cabbage can be prepared in so many different ways. You can sauté it, bake it, fry it, grill it, add it to soups and stews, or make it into a delicious salad.
The list could go on and on. Well, it does in some ways. Below you’ll find over 10 delicious plant-based savoy cabbage recipes that will get your creative juices flowing!
But before we get into that. Let’s break down a few things first. What is savoy cabbage exactly?
Free Recipe eBook
Join our newsletter and get our eBook featuring exclusive breakfast recipes to kickstart your mornings.
Savoy cabbage, also known as curly cabbage, is a variety of cabbage that’s part of the Brassica family. It’s been named after the Savoy region in the western alps of France.
This beautiful cruciferous vegetable is available during the winter months and has crinkled and ridged green leaves that create a stunning pattern and texture. It reminds me a bit of Tuscan kale. It’s more popular across Europe than in other parts of the world.
What is the difference between savoy cabbage and regular cabbage?
Besides the appearance that I described earlier, savoy cabbage is more loosely layered compared to its green and red cabbage counterparts. I would say it’s the prettiest cabbage variety available!
Raw savoy cabbage isn’t as crunchy as regular cabbage; however, it will hold its shape better when cooked. So it depends on the recipe and what texture you’re after to determine which kind of cabbage you should use.
Savoy cabbage is more versatile as it can be used in place of regular cabbage and napa cabbage (Chinese cabbage). So if a recipe calls for either of those two, you can typically use savoy cabbage in its place.
Some of my recipes that include regular green and red cabbage are:
- 3-Ingredient Cabbage Pasta
- Vegan Cabbage Rolls in Tomato Sauce
- Vegan Noodle Bowl (Gluten-Free)
- Vegan Yaki Udon
- Vegan Borscht (Beet Soup)
- Rainbow Falafel Salad with Tahini Dressing
You can also check out this YouTube video that highlights three delicious ways to use cabbage!
I’ve listed out wonderful recipes that are by other recipe creators, and at the end, I’ve added a recipe that is close to my heart. I used to eat this dish as a kid and veganised it in the last couple of months.
It’s a Slovenian roasted buckwheat and savoy cabbage casserole that is so delicious and packed with protein. It’s a great meal prep recipe, and it freezes well too. I hope you love my version of it.
I’ve tried to cover as many different types of dishes in this roundup as I could to give you a good variety to suit every taste and course.
So, let’s get into these savoy cabbage recipes, shall we?