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Cumin-Cooked Cabbage

Cumin-Cooked Cabbage

This one-skillet stove-top dish is filled with shredded cabbage, crunchy carrots, ginger, cumin and warm seasonings. If you’re bored of lettuce and kale, try adding cabbage dishes into your dinner rotation. Cabbage is inexpensive and contains nutrients like Vitamin K1, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.

Cabbage contains FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols). Some people have trouble digesting certain carbohydrates that contain FODMAPs. The list of foods containing FODMAPs is quite extensive. And many everyday Paleo vegetables are on the list, like onions, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, brussels sprouts, asparagus, artichoke, mushrooms and cauliflower. If you have digestive distress (bloating, cramps, diarrhea, constipation, or other gut symptoms), think about removing high FODMAP foods and see how you feel.

Looking to make this a complete meal? Toss in cooked ground beef toward the end for a one-skillet meal. Or try this recipe and add tomato sauce, too!

Cumin-Cooked Cabbage Recipe

Serves: 4Prep: 15 minCook: 12 min

Protein: 2g / %

Carbs: 8g / %

Fat: 7g / %

Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.


  • 1 head cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 inch ginger, minced
  • 1 tsp. paprika powder
  • 1 tbsp. ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp. chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Fast Prep Fast Cook Cooking: Stovetop Dairy-free Egg-free No Sweeteners Shellfish-free Vegetarian Vegan Budget-friendly Nut-free

Cabbage preparation


  1. Heat coconut oil in a skillet.
  2. Add cumin seeds, garlic, ginger, paprika, coriander, turmeric and chili flakes; cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the cabbage and carrots, and saute for 2 to 4 minutes.
  4. Add 1/4 cup water, then cover and cook for about 8 minutes.
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