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National Cabbage Day

February 17

When is National Cabbage Day?

National Cabbage Day happens on Saturday February 17, 2024.

What to Do With Cabbage on National Cabbage Day

February 17th is National Cabbage Day! Though it may not be the most glamorous veggie, cabbage can be so much more than a boring side dish. From sauerkraut and kimchi to soups, salads, and stir-fries, there are plenty of delicious recipes you can make with cabbage. Here’s a look at some of the most common uses for this versatile vegetable.

Sauerkraut & Kimchi

Names that sound intimidating but are super easy to make! Both sauerkraut and kimchi are fermented versions of cabbage, made by submerging shredded cabbage in brine or vinegar and allowing it to ferment over time. The fermentation process gives these dishes their signature tangy flavor and health benefits like probiotics. Sauerkraut is popular in German-style cuisine while kimchi is a staple in Korean cooking.

Salads & Slaw

Cabbage works great in salads because its mild flavor pairs well with all sorts of other ingredients like apples, carrots, celery, nuts, and raisins. And don’t forget coleslaw – shred up some green cabbage (or use pre-shredded bags from the store) mix with a creamy dressing and you’ve got an easy side dish for your next cookout or potluck!

Stir-Fries & Soups

Crispy bits of cabbage add crunch to stir-fries – pair them with onions, mushrooms, peppers or whatever veggies tickle your fancy! And if you’re feeling chilly on National Cabbage Day (or any day!), try simmering some shredded cabbage in a pot of soup or broth for an added boost of nutrition and flavor.

As you can see, there are lots of tasty ways to enjoy cabbage on National Cabbage Day (and beyond)! Whether you prefer spicy kimchi or sweet coleslaw, this humble veggie will satisfy your taste buds while delivering important nutrients like Vitamin A, Vitamin K, potassium and fiber. So don’t forget to celebrate National Cabbage Day – get creative in the kitchen today!

When does National Cabbage Day happen next year?

National Cabbage Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Monday February 17, 2025
  • Tuesday February 17, 2026
  • Wednesday February 17, 2027
  • Thursday February 17, 2028
  • Saturday February 17, 2029


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