Cabbage Peanut Stir Fry

Stir fries are a great way to use up extra vegetables you have in your fridge.  That is exactly what I was doing when I came up with this cabbage peanut stir fry.  Sometimes, you really don’t even need a recipe.  Just throw a bunch of stuff together and viola!  Instant meal.  Sometimes you come up with an amazing new meal.  That was the case with this cabbage peanut stir fry.  This will become a staple in our meal rotation.

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If you wanted a little extra protein in this, you can serve it with baked non GMO tofu or chicken if you are a meat eater.  It would also be great served over black or wild rice if you wanted to stretch the meal out a bit further.  This dish was inspired by my Peanut Noodle Stir Fry.

Cabbage Peanut Stir Fry

Cabbage Peanut Stir Fry
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  • 1 head cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 red pepper sliced thin
  • 1 yellow pepper sliced thin
  • 1 green pepper sliced thin
  • 4 carrots shredded
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup orange juice not from concentrate
  • 1/4 cup organic soy sauce or bragg’s aminos
  • 2 T toasted sesame oil


  1. In a large pan, throw the cabbage, peppers, carrots and oil and cook on medium covered until some of the cabbage cooks down. It will seem like a lot, but I promise it will cook down a bit.
  2. Stir the vegetables frequently.
  3. While the veggies are cooking, in a large mixing cup, add the peanut butter, soy sauce and orange juice.
  4. Once the veggies have softened a bit, add the sauce and cook a bit longer until everything is combined.

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35 thoughts on “Cabbage Peanut Stir Fry

  1. This is really delicious! I needed something super quick tonight that had cabbage in it and this did the trick. Thanks so much…..we will definitely make this again.

  2. I am definitely cooking this for my family tonight! I can’t wait to try it. It sounds and looks delicious. Lord knows I am always in the market for new recipes to try out on my family! thanks!

  3. Got to this by Googling “cabbage stirfry and peanuts”. What a great combo this was! I used the cabbage and the other vegs that were on hand (carrot, brocolli and some onion), switched out the sauce a little (didn’t have orange juice so used some Mango/lemonade drink, and added some sweet chili sauce) and it resulted with a very nice and quick meal. Kudos! I LIKE this kinda cooking.

  4. Had all the ingredients in my fridge for this at the beginning of this week and was so happy to come across this recipe. It really made my day, not having to run to the store. This was spectacular! Can’t wait to make it again!

  5. I made this tonight, added some shrimp and some red pepper flakes. It was wonderful. It’s a “repeater”.

  6. I had a bag of cole-slaw mix (basically, just shredded cabbage, carrots, et) that needed to be used, and this recipe saved the day! Even better when the veggies are already shredded 🙂 Thanks for another winning recipe, Melissa!

  7. Do you think I could use fresh squeezed juice from an orange? (I don’t buy OJ anymore.) Thanks! Would love to try this recipe!

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