Ginger Sesame Cabbage Stir-fry

Cabbage!?!  I bet you didn’t know that cabbage actually helps you grow younger!  Eating cabbage is so good for you because cabbage is….

  • A cancer-fighting cruciferous vegetable
  • Loaded with anti-aging antioxidants
  • Is an anti-inflammatory food
  • Has cholesterol-lowering benefits
  • Can help you burn fat

Knowing all of these great benefits of cabbage makes you want to eat some, right?!  Try this deliciously simple cabbage recipe with an Asian-inspired twist. Ginger gives it an additional cleansing boost. Stir-frying the cabbage allows it to retain its nutrients—a stark contrast to the St. Patrick’s Day staple of the over-cooked cabbage and corned beef.


  • One head of green cabbage
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil 1 Tbsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • Sea salt and fresh black pepper to taste
  • Gomasio to sprinkle on top

Cut cabbage in half lengthwise and remove the tough core, chopping the rest into 1-inch ribbons. Heat sesame oil on medium heat and add chopped onion, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir for a couple minutes. Add ginger, cabbage, and a splash of water and cover for 5 minutes. Serve immediately and top with Gomasio (a versatile sea salt and sesame seed duo you can pick up at Whole Foods).

Adapted from Jennifer Krass