Cabbage totally belongs on a party spread.

By F&W Editors
Updated June 21, 2017

When we first heard that star chef (and member of the F&W Best New Chef class of 2015) Bryce Shuman was going to be serving cabbage at the Best New Chefs party tonight, we were a little skeptical. After all, it’s a vegetable typically reserved for a side of slaw or diet-friendly soup—not exactly party food. But a look in the F&W recipe archives changed our minds. Here, the best party-perfect ways to use cabbage.

1. Cabbage-and-Mushroom Toasts

These hearty toasts are spread with tender cabbage and creamy mushrooms.

2. Crispy Pork, Shrimp and Cabbage Imperial Rolls

Crispy, chewy and packed with a delicious sfilling, these rice paper rolls are perfect any time of year.

3. Fresh Cabbage and Avocado Tacos with Queso Fresco

We wouldn’t be surprised to hear that many of you have not had a delicious vegetarian taco—until now. Using a mix of red and green cabbages, fresh avocado, lime juice and cilantro makes these refreshing vegetarian tacos even more colorful. If you aren’t vegetarian, feel free to add grilled steak, chicken or shrimp.

These bite-sized vegetarian tacos are as tasty as they are beautiful.

4. Potted Ham with Cabbage and Pickles

This tasty potted ham is an excellent make-ahead party dish.

5. Red Cabbage and Fried Mortadella Okonomiyaki


© John Kernick

Eat this savory Japanese pancake like a pizza.

6. Cabbage, Watercress and Pine Nut Dumplings

Guests won’t be able to get enough of these tender dumplings.

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