Cabbage & Coconut Stir Fry


Cabbage & Coconut Stir Fry

I am not a big coleslaw person, so I’m always looking for different ways to incorporate cabbage into my meals. This is a wonderful year-round dish – the quick stir fry warms up the cabbage but still leaves it crispy and crunchy, and the sweetness of coconut makes it a pure harmony of flavors.  
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 4


  • 1 small cabbage head (cored & finely sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon black mustard seeds
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut (grated)
  • Sea salt
  • Pepper


  1. Heat oil in wok over medium heat.
  2. Add mustard seeds and let crackle and pop.
  3. When popping stops, add grated coconut and let cook for 30 seconds, stirring occasionally. Coconut will turn brown and that’s ok!

  4. Add cabbage and stir well.

  5. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring well. Cabbage should wilt but still have some crunch.

  6. Remove from heat and season with sea salt and pepper.

  7. Garnish with more coconut and serve immediately. 

Bon appétit!