Fresh cabbage. Leave the shredding to Trader Joe’s

14 May

For me, it’s all about the crunch. That’s one of the things cabbage is best at. I grew up eating the leaves (rinsed) off the head – plain and simple. Love. It.

So, when I saw a package of shredded cabbage in TJ’s produce section, a bag suddenly appeared in my shopping cart. I think I put it there, but it happened so fast and hypnotically, I can’t be totally sure.

Shredded cabbage

Now that I had it, though, I was overwhelmed by preparation options. My first use is shown below: cabbage, organic pea sprouts, shredded Parmesan cheese, with balsamic vinegar and olive oil.

First shredded cabbage salad

Future possibilities for me: steamed with chicken and onions; used fresh as a bed for chicken tamalitos; more salad combos with spinach, onions and tomatoes.

Please share any ideas you have!

Thank you, TJ’s.

Related links:

Info and recipes (Cabbage and asparagus salad!)

Nutrition and other info

Cabbage recipe databases:

Southern food at

New York Times: Recipes for Health/Cabbage

Mark Bittman video: Lamb and rice stuffed cabbage

Please follow Things I love at Trader Joe’s on Twitter: @TraderJoesKC


One Response to “Fresh cabbage. Leave the shredding to Trader Joe’s”


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