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Photo by Mother Ann

Cooking Level: Intermediate

Home Town: Streetsboro, Ohio, USA
Living In: Ravenna, Ohio, USA
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I'm a new cabbage lover and have a question. Can you use red cabbage in place of regular green cabbage in recipes or is there a difference in the two besides color that would hurt a recipe?

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Last updated: Apr. 14, 2013 11:03 am
Posted: Apr. 14, 2013 7:43 am
Commented by: Don
Apr. 14, 2013 7:47 am
Hi, Red cabbage has a different taste and texture. I think delicious. I would think it depends on the recipe. Just simply steamed and served with butter, both are nice. A bit rambly but hope helps. cheers.
Apr. 14, 2013 7:48 am
Red Cabbage Slaw ¼ Red Cabbage - shredded 1 small Red Onion - finely chopped 1 Red Chilli - finely chopped Handful Raisins - to taste ½tsp English (or Dijon) Mustard 2tbsp Honey 5tbsp Greek or Greek Style Yoghurt 1 Lime - juice only Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper Mix the cabbage, red onion and chilli in a large bowl; Add the raisins, mustard and honey and continue stirring to mix everything well; Add the yoghurt, lime juice and season to taste; Combine everything together, set aside and chill in fridge.
Apr. 14, 2013 7:50 am
Hi, I mean't taste, flavour and slightly different texture. cheers.
Mother Ann
Apr. 14, 2013 8:20 am
Hi Don! I understood just what you meant. I like the sound of your red cabbage slaw, too! Thanks!
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Red Cabbage Slaw

Submitted by: AuntE 
Home Town: East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
Living In: Lebanon, Connecticut, USA
Dried cranberries and chopped walnuts gives this red cabbage slaw a nice texture. 
Recommended by: nanny129
Apr. 14, 2013 8:19 am
i haven't tried this myself- but gets great reviews here on the buzz:-)
Apr. 14, 2013 8:20 am
i think it would make pretty kraut- unless it fades
Mother Ann
Apr. 14, 2013 8:44 am
nanny129 - Thanks! I'll be making this one night very soon! I love dried cranberries and I have everything on hand to make this! Yummy!
Commented by: Marie C.
Apr. 14, 2013 8:41 am
Red and green cabbage taste the same to me. I have also never noticed a texture difference.
Mother Ann
Apr. 14, 2013 8:45 am
I'll soon be finding out as I have a head of red cabbage to try!
Apr. 14, 2013 8:50 am
This is an interesting article on the different health benifits of red and green cabbage.
Commented by: dromee
Apr. 14, 2013 8:46 am
Use same way
Dawn Marie Downour
Apr. 14, 2013 8:59 am
The only difference that I have noticed is the color. Red cabbage will die your food. I say go for it. Red cabbage and green cabbage offer different nutrients. It is healthy to switch it up. I have sauteed it, steamed it, slawed it and used it for cabbage rolls. I did not like it in veggie soup because the color got weird. Just my opinion. In recipes, it is interchangable.
Apr. 14, 2013 8:59 am
Oh, the memories! This reminds me of the red cabbage slaw we used to have at Joshua's Restaurant in Paso Robles,CA. Heard they closed around 2003, maybe because of the earthquake, but we have tried for years to replicate the recipe to no avail. It had a vinaigrette type dressing and was served with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. No raisins or dried cranberries, might have had pine nuts, but that distinctive flavor of the dressing with the crunch of the red cabbage was unique. Sniff! Now I'm getting all sentimental over Paso Robles back in the day.
Apr. 14, 2013 9:52 am
Depending on your recipe, red cabbage may muddy the appearance of the dish. In colcannon for instance.
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Grandma Jeanette's Amazing German Red Cabbage

Submitted by: sarabug76 
This yummy, sweet and sour German red cabbage is easy to make! 
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Apr. 14, 2013 11:02 am
I've enjoyed several versions of this recipe!
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Danish Red Cabbage

Submitted by: nkkseattle 
Living In: Snoqualmie, Washington, USA
Traditionally served around the holidays, this recipe for a cabbage side dish comes from Denmark. 
Recommended by: sueb
Apr. 14, 2013 11:03 am
I haven't yet tried this, but it looks good!
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