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Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils

This Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils is such an easy, quick, and comforting dish for these cold evenings. It is a plant-based dish that is packed with flavor and totally salt free, thanks to the spices used.

This easy cabbage potato lentil recipe is served in a bowl with a grey napkin

If you are looking for a super quick, healthy, and easy dinner or lunch idea, this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils is for you!

In it, cabbage is sautéed in a bit of oil along with potatoes, lentils, onion, ginger, garlic, and spices.

This is a fuss free recipe that is comforting and so tasty. It is a plant-based recipe that meat-eaters and vegetarians alike are sure to enjoy as it is packed with flavor and fiber (hello canned lentils)!

7 Ingredients needed to make this easy Cabage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils

What are the ingredients to make this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils?

In order for you to whip up this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils, all you need are the following 8 ingredients:

  1. Cabbage
    For this recipe, I used green cabbage. From your corner grocery store to your specialty ones, it is available just about everywhere.
  2. Potato
    What you see in that picture is what was labeled a basic “baking potato” at my local grocery store. You could also use a yellow potato or red one. Depending on their size, you could use two of each.
  3. Canned Lentils
    I used canned brown lentils on this recipe. They were a quick and easy option, after they were drained and rinsed. If you are not fond of lentils, you could substitute canned chickpeas or canned black beans.
  4. Onion
    A medium-sized yellow onion was all I had so I used that. But a red onion would do as well. If you do not want to spend time cutting (and crying) over an onion, then you can purchase containers of pre-cut onions that are sold in the produce section of most grocery stores. Fresh onion works so much better than onion powder in this.
  5. Ginger
    Fresh ginger is preferred in this, instead of powdered ginger. You can purchase pre-cut ginger from the produce section of most grocery stores.
  6. Garlic
    Fresh garlic is a must for this recipe. Just like onion and ginger, you can find containers of pre-cut garlic that are sold in the produce section of most grocery stores.
  7. Dak’s Blackened Spice Mix
    I am not sure if there is a substitute for this spice blend that is totally salt free. Dak’s Blackened Slice Mix can be purchased directly from their website link.
  8. Dak’s Original Red Spice Mix
    This blend is a combination of pepper and various spices that are downright delicious and add incredible flavor to anything it is used. Hard to believe that it contains no salt! By the way, like the Blackened Mix, Dak’s Original Red can also be purchased directly from their website link.
Making cabbage potato lentil saute in a large pan

This Recipe is Salt Free!

And, if you happen to be watching your salt intake, I did not use any salt in this recipe. And that is because, my friend Katie, introduced me to Dak’s Spices!

By the way, this is not a sponsored post. Katie sent me some Dak’s spices and they worked so well in this recipe, I had to rave about them!

Cabbage and potatoes recipe with Dak's spices

An Important Note about this recipe…

When making this recipe, you do not have to worry about exact quantities of each item. If you want to use 1/2 a cabbage, then go right ahead. If you love potatoes and want more potatoes in this, indulge your love. If you want less lentils or want to use a canned bean instead, then go ahead with your substitution.

Easy cabbage fry recipe with potato and lentil

This recipe is as fun to make as it is enjoyable to eat. So, add walnuts for an extra crunch or shredded carrots for extra color.

Make it your own and please do stop by and let me know in the comments below what you think of it, or tag Savory Spin on Instagram or Pinterest.

Do you have to soak cabbage for this recipe?

While some recipes call for cabbage to be soaked in salt water, for this recipe you do not have to soak the green cabbage at all.

How do you cut cabbage for this recipe?

For this recipe, simply cut the cabbage lengthwise. Then, turn it around and cut again. The resulting pieces should be bit sized. The smaller the pieces, the better they will be coated with the apices and the quicker they will cook.

Is this a side dish or a main dish?

I enjoyed this as a main dish. But it could work as a side dish as well.

Is this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils healthy?

While fried foods are usually not deemed healthy, in this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils, the cabbage is more sauteed in 3-4 tablespoons of oil, along with potatoes, lentils, and other ingredients.

How do you store this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils?

You can store this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.

Easy cabbage fry recipe with potato and lentil

Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

This Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils is such an easy, quick, and comforting dish for these cold evenings. It is a plant-based dish that is packed with flavor and totally salt free, thanks to the spices used.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 of a medium sized green cabbage
  • 1 large baking potato
  • 1 15 oz can of lentils
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1/2-inch chunk of ginger
  • 2 tsp Dak’s Blackened Spice Mix
  • 2 tsp Dak’s Original Red Spice Mix
  • Parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice the onion, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Add the oil to a pan and place it over medium heat, then add in the diced onion, ginger, and garlic and let them sauté for about 5 minutes.
  3. While the onion, ginger, garlic are sauteing, wash the potato and dice it into bite sized pieces.
  4. Add it to the pan and let it sauté about 6-7 minutes.
  5. While the potatoes are sauteing in the pan, remove the outer leaves of the cabbage and wash it. Then chop up 1/3 of the green cabbage.
  6. Drain the canned lentils and rinse them well.
  7. Then add the cabbage and canned lentils into the pan with the other ingredients.
  8. Add in the Dak's spices too.
  9. Let cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  10. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.

Notes

*When making this recipe, you do not have to worry about exact quantities of each item. If you want to use 1/2 a cabbage, then go right ahead. If you love potatoes and want more potatoes in this, indulge your love. If you want less lentils or want to use a canned bean instead, then go ahead with your substitution.
**Do remember that all stoves differ in temperature and according to location. Do keep this in mind when it comes to cooking times.

Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 573Total Fat 41gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 34gCholesterol 0mgSodium 17mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 11gSugar 4gProtein 12g

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and should be considered an approximation only. Savory Spin makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information. Please do consult a professional nutritionist for more accurate information. Please do keep in mind that prep times, cooking times, etc, are provided as guidelines as there are so many variables at play.

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Tayler

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

I made this cabbage for dinner last night and my whole family loved it! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jen

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

I loved all the flavor the spices gave to this recipe. I didn't even miss the salt! It is a great way to use canned lentils!

Deb

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

This was so good, we ate it all in one meal. Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Wren-Grimwood

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

My son is mad for cabbage so I'm always looking for new ways to cook it. Such a hearty dish that I know he'll love.

Janessa

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

Such a simple and healthy dinner idea! I love how quickly it comes together.

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