If you’re looking for a new pasta dish or a different way to bring healthy purple vegetables into your diet, this one’s for you!
The current school-of-thought is purple fruit and vegetables are good for you. You can read about their health benefits here and here.
Whether I’m serving the cabbage as a side dish, generally to pork or chicken, I have a fairly standard way of braising it. This dish evolved from some leftovers, but it’s worth making as a first choice use of red cabbage.
• The dash of vinegar does not really add acid but serves to balance the sweet of the raisins.
• The bacon, olives and cheese add salt.
• The black pepper (on the bacon) and red chili flakes add heat.
• The parsley adds a fresh element.
Red Cabbage and Linguini
Author: Joan Nova, aka FOODalogue
- shredded red cabbage
- crumbled black-peppered bacon
- cider vinegar
- olive oil
- Italian grated cheese
- red chili flakes
- oil-cured black olives
- Braise cabbage with chicken broth and a little garlic until tender (but not mushy).
- Drain (if needed) and toss with olive oil, bacon, and a dash of cider vinegar.
- Set aside (or make day before).
- Cook linguini about 2 minutes less than recommended, drain.
- Add to pan with cabbage and a few black oil-cured olives for additional salt and heat together for a couple of minutes.
Finishing Touch: Add some fresh torn parsley, a heavy hit of Italian grated cheese and red chili flakes.
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