Meatless Monday: Sweet Cabbage Pineapple Stir Fry

Meatless Monday: Sweet Cabbage Pineapple Stir Fry
My brand new wok.

Do you own a wok?

I lived 35 years without a wok.  I tried to substitute a large saute pan, but veggies always fell over the edges and created a mess.  After I complained enough, my husband gifted me a beautiful wok.

There are so many options with a wok.  Pretty much any vegetable and protein can be sauteed with a variety of flavoring and sauces in the covered round sloped pan. Do you have a favorite recipe that uses a wok?


Inspiring Pineapple

Inspiring Pineapple

I randomly bought a pineapple the other day and am embarrassed to say I didn’t even know how to cut it.  I ended up simply chopping off the sides, which felt wasteful.  I later learned when, an Instagram friend, suggested I leave the top on and cut lengthwise in quarters.  Then cut along the rind and slice to make triangles.

Today’s recipe is inspired by that pineapple and was meant to be the centerpiece of the dish, but surprisingly the simple cabbage ended up being the big surprise.  Ironically it’s bland flavor and crunch complimented very nicely with the sweet fruit and salty broccoli.  It was the first time I’ve cooked with cabbage and was delightfully happy with it’s versatility and nutritional value.

The health benefits of cabbage include treatment of constipation, stomach ulcers, headache, excess weight, skin disorders, eczema, jaundice, scurvy, rheumatism, arthritis, gout, eye disorders, heart diseases, ageing, and Alzheimer’s disease.

I whipped this up in about fifteen minutes and enjoyed leftovers the next day.

Sweet Cabbage Pineapple Stir Fry

Sweet Cabbage Pineapple Stir Fry


Sweet Cabbage Pineapple Stir Fry


2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 red onion, chopped

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

3 tbsp olive oil

1/3 head green cabbage, chopped

1.5 cups pineapple

2 cups broccoli, chopped

pinch of salt

1/4 cup water if needed


In wok saute onions and garlic in olive oil about 4 minutes.  Ad broccoli and vinegar and cover for 3 minutes stirring occasionally. Add remaining ingredients and stir fry about 3 more minutes. adding water to retain moisture.  Cabbage should be softened but crisp when finished.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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