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.
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)!
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:
For this recipe, I used green cabbage. From your corner grocery store to your specialty ones, it is available just about everywhere.
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.
- 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.
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.
Fresh ginger is preferred in this, instead of powdered ginger. You can purchase pre-cut ginger from the produce section of most grocery stores.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
This Recipe is Salt Free!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I enjoyed this as a main dish. But it could work as a side dish as well.
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.
You can store this Cabbage Fry Recipe with Potatoes and Canned Lentils in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 7 days.