• 1 purple cabbage {1/2}
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Himalayan pink sea salt

I needed a little inspiration for dinner and was wondering aimlessly in the produce section when I spied a pretty purple cabbage!  I must say, the produce isle is my favorite place to be {weird I know} if I have extra time on my hands.  I love the beautiful palate of the earth’s bounty!

It sounds kinda silly to me that this is a recipe when it has only 3 ingredients. But for the purpose of what I do, we will rightfully call it so.  Of coarse, I have to tell you the health benefits of the darling cabbage.  Oh, I just had a brain pop-up …remember those cabbage patch dolls?  Did you have one? I had one too!  Wonder why is wasn’t the broccoli, tomato, or potato patch doll?

Where was I, oh right, cabbage health benefits…. very rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties, and high in glucosinolates .  All of these are well known and researched cancer preventive properties.  Maybe that’s why they called it the cabbage patch doll!!!

Oh oh oh, wait another pop-up.  I made this yummy purple ice cream years ago for Adriana’s birthday and it starred purple cabbage. I must find that recipe it was so good and so purplie pretty! I will share it with you, that is if I can find it.


Sweet Purple Cabbage
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Serves: 4

  • 1 purple cabbage {1/2}
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds {Seaweed Gomasio}
  • Himalayan pink sea salt to taste

  1. Wash the cabbage and peel away the outer leaf if damaged.
  2. Cut cabbage in half and put the other half in refrigerator.
  3. Cut the half cabbage into thin/thick slices.
  4. On low to medium heat sauté the cabbage in water, coconut oil for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Remove pan from the heat, and honey and sea salt to taste.

You can use the whole cabbage just double the oil, sesame seeds and honey. The other half will stay fresh for 1 week in the fridge. Adding the honey after you take cabbage off the heat will protect all the amazing enzymes and nutrients the honey has to offer. I love using Eden Organic’s Seaweed Gomasio instead of plain sesame seeds. They are roasted and delicious!

With a Spoonful of Sweet Cabbage,