Friday, April 8, 2011

White Beans & Cabbage (Vegetarian/Vegan)

Lately, I've posted a LOT of MEATMEATMEAT recipes. And though I am a total omnivore, and could never go vegetarian/vegan/etc, I have no problems eating a meatless meal. Without getting on a portion size soapbox, I'll just say that, with the availability of so many vegetables and other protein sources out there, we could ALL stand to eat a meatless meal every so often. That being said, this recipe would be amazing with some kielbasa

I've been thinking about this recipe ever since Jaden of Steamy Kitchen posted it last week. Feeling a bit burned out from so many meat dishes lately, I decided that I HAD to cook this dish, and I'm SO glad that I did. It's definitely a meal fit for the BF, who absolutely loves cabbage and Great Northern beans. Even though it's both vegetarian AND vegan, it's still filling, full of flavor, and incredibly affordable. 

White Beans & Cabbage
adapted from Heidi Swanson via Steamy Kitchen

2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 ounces potatoes, peeled and diced into tiny cubes 
3-4 sprigs fresh thyme (or 1/2 tsp dried thyme)
1/2 onion, minced
1 15oz can white beans, rinsed and drained (I used Great Northern beans)
3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
Salt & pepper

To cut down on prep time, you can use frozen cubed potatoes and frozen chopped onion. I suppose you could also buy pre-shredded cabbage (slaw mix) as well...

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the potatoes and cook in a single layer for 5 minutes, tossing occasionally to brown them evenly. 

Add the thyme, onion and beans; spread evenly in the skillet and let cook, undisturbed, for 2 minutes. Toss the mixture and cook until the beans are browned on both sides. 

Add the cabbage and cook for 1 minute. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Toss to combine and serve hot once the cabbage has wilted. 


  1. Yum! This looks really good...definitely going to give it a try and kielbasa will be great with it! Thanks

  2. Let me know how it turns out! :)

  3. I love white beans.
    I love cabbage.

    and I was good with the no meat until
    Jenn said Kielbasa. yeh ..........

    gonna have to try this.

  4. This dish really look delicious. Thanks for sharing!