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18 Vegan Recipes Using Napa Cabbage

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My obsession with napa cabbage all started with kimchi. As soon as I discovered how much I loved kimchi, I made sure that napa cabbage had a permanent place in my garden every single year. These amazing vegan recipes using napa cabbage are all tasty, crunchy, and incredibly satisfying

Kimchi in a bowl

It’s important to remember that some of the best vegan recipes aren’t labeled “vegan” at all. While most of these recipes are 100% vegan, some of them do require very slight modifications which I outline in the description. And, none of these modifications change up the flavor at all. They’re all delicious.

1. Asian Coleslaw With Peanut Dressing

This tasty Asian coleslaw uses several different types of cabbage for a colorful side dish that tastes amazing on top of a vegan burger.

Asian Coleslaw with Peanut Dressing – The Art of Food and Wine
Asian Coleslaw with Peanut Dressing is a refreshing side but it also goes well on top of pulled chicken or pulled pork sandwiches. No dairy in the dressing.
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2. Homemade Kimchi

This recipe is a great starting point for homemade kimchi. There are a few kimchi recipes on this list, and you can’t go wrong with any of them. It’s one of my favorite things to make and I eat it almost every single day!

Kimchi is a delicious and healthy side dish packed with flavor and nutrients. Make your own batch and enjoy this traditional dish anytime.
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3. Easy Kimchi Fried Rice

If there is one thing better than kimchi, it’s kimchi fried rice. Topped with tofu and fresh veggies, you have a complete meal that’s truly mouth watering. To make this recipe vegan, simply omit the eggs and use tofu instead.

Easy Kimchi Fried Rice (Kimchi Bokkeum Bap) – Oh My Food Recipes
This simple and easy kimchi fried rice recipe has detailed instructions and a video to show how to make Korean kimchi fried rice.
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4. Spicy Udon Noodles

I love udon noodles and find them to be the perfect comfort food. To make this recipe vegan, use your favorite vegan oyster sauce or oyster sauce alternative.

Spicy Udon Noodles
Irresistible, chewy udon noodles coated in a spicy, umami sauce that comes together in less than 20 minutes—a perfect, cozy weeknight dinner!
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5. Easy Kimchi Recipe For First Time Fermenters

This recipe for kimchi is great if you have never fermented before. Believe it or not, making your own kimchi at home is very simple. Follow this guide for the easiest instructions.

This Easy Kimchi Recipe is Great for First Time Fermenters
This easy kimchi recipe (a vegan kimchi recipe!) is spicy & crunchy & salty. Ferment the chopped veggies with spices and salt for a probiotic side dish.
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6. Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing

If one adjective comes to mind when I think of cabbage, it’s “crunchy”. This CPK copycat recipe has all the texture and flavor you want without the added calories.

Thai Crunch Salad with skinny Peanut Dressing
This slimmed down California Pizza Kitchen copycat recipe of Thai Crunch Salad has all the texture and flavors just with less calories. Skinny Peanut Dressing is tossed making it perfect!
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7. One Pan Roasted Kale & Napa Cabbage

I love a good one pot recipe and this recipe uses two of my favorite foods together, kale and napa cabbage! It’s super easy to make and makes a great side dish.

One Pan Roasted Kale & Napa Cabbage
This recipe combines the mild flavour of napa cabbage with the smokey buttery crunchy flavour and texture of roasted kale. It is a great side dish to compliment lighter proteins like fish & chicken.
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8. Spicy Vegan Japchae

Whenever I see something spicy, my mouth instantly waters because I just love spicy food so much. This japache recipe is made with sweet potatoes. You may even have the ingredients in the fridge!

Spicy Vegan Japchae Recipe
This spicy vegan japchae recipe made with sweet potato glass noodles is the perfect side dish (or main dish) for any fan of Korean food!
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9. Spicy Korean Noodles

To make this dish vegan, you’ll want to swap out the ground pork for tofu. The eggs are also optional. I find this dish has plenty of flavor from the sauce, garlic, and kimchi alone. Top with broccoli or snap peas for a crunchy, tasty weeknight dinner.

Spicy Korean Noodles (Gochujang noodles)
Spicy Korean Noodles (Gochujang Noodles) with ground pork, veggies in a delicious spicy umami sauce in just 30 minutes.
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10. Mie Goreng

I could never get sick of stir-fry. This vegan mie goreng is a fast, tasty meal that will have everyone wondering what kind of magic you cooked up in the kitchen. I also love this blog, so be sure to check out their other recipes as well.

Mie Goreng (Indonesian stir-fried Mee Goreng noodles)
Indulge in satisfying flavors of vegan mie goreng. Also called Mee Goreng, these Indonesian stir-fried noodles make for a fast & popular meal
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11. Crunchy Noodle Salad with Cabbage

Yes, more crunch please! This crunchy noodle salad with cabbage only takes 10 minutes to prepare. And, there is no cooking involved. It’s perfect for a summer evening in the backyard.

Crunchy Noodle Salad with Cabbage
Who doesn’t love a 10 minute salad? This no-cook, throw together crunchy noodle salad with refreshing napa cabbage is everything!
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12. Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe

This napa cabbage salad includes a homemade sesame oil dressing. But, don’t let that deter you. It’s very easy to make and it tastes delicious.

Napa Cabbage Salad Recipe
A napa cabbage salad is delicious and simple to make, even when you toss it in your own homemade sesame oil dressing.
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13. Napa Cabbage Salad With Honey & Ginger Dressing

This zesty salad is vegan friendly if you substitute the honey. I simply replace the honey with maple syrup and boom! – a tasty salad with a zingy twist.

Napa Cabbage Salad With Honey Lime & Ginger Dressing
Crunchy, zesty and nutritious, this paleo and vegan friendly Napa cabbage salad is tossed with honey, lime and ginger dressing for a perfect oriental twist.
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14. Quinoa Spring Rolls With Vegan Duck Sauce

Who doesn’t love spring rolls? This recipe is especially unique because it uses quinoa for a vegan twist on a classic favorite. And, there’s even homemade duck sauce. Yes, please!

Quinoa Spring Rolls with Homemade Duck Sauce (Gluten-Free, Vegan)
Easy, fresh Quinoa Spring Rolls with Homemade Duck Sauce, gluten-free, vegan, & allergy-free! Fresh rice paper wraps filled with raw veggies & red quinoa!
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15. Healthy Veggie Bowls

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Buddha bowls. Or, any veggie bowl really. This healthy bowl is perfect for meal-prep or a lunch you can take with you.

Healthy Veggie Bowls: Roasted and Stir Fried Veggies with Avocado Dressing • Happy Kitchen
Healthy Veggie Bowls: Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Chick Peas with Stir Fried Napa Cabbage, Corn, Carrots and Scallions with Avocado Dressing. The yummiest and the healthiest veggie bowls. Great make ahead meal. Make your own with vegetables of your choice!
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16. Asian Ginger Dressing With Napa Cabbage

This bright coleslaw is the perfect side dish or taco topping. It’s also a great food to pack along for a vegan picnic.

Asian Ginger Dressing with Napa Cabbage – MasalaHerb.com
Asian Ginger Dressing with Napa Cabbage Recipe – Bright flavored coleslaw to serve as a cold side dish with East Asian main course meals.
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17. Homemade Kimchi

Last on the list is another homemade kimchi recipe. I truly don’t believe you can have enough. Once you get started making your own kimchi, you’ll see how addicting it truly is!

Learning How to Make Kimchi | Cooking On The Weekends
Learning how to make Kimchi is fun and easy! Once you make it, you’ll always want to have it on hand to use it in all sorts of recipes.
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18. Vegan Egg Roll Bowl

This deconstructed egg roll in a bowl is everything you love about an egg roll, but without the deep frying! All the crunch comes from fresh veggies, like cabbage.

Plant Based Egg Roll Bowl
All the taste of an egg roll in a crunchy and healthy salad bowl.
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Let me know if you try any of these amazing vegan recipes that use napa cabbage. Or, if you try making your own kimchi at home. I love my napa cabbage and will always continue to incorporate it into healthy vegan recipes.

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