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Vegan Stuffed Cabbage, Polish Style.

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A Delicious Polish Vegan Stuffed Cabbage

Polish vegan stuffed cabbage with guest Chef, Sweet Debbie Adler! This recipe was inspired by Debbies grandmother, who had to flee from Poland during the WAR.  She came to the US with the shirt on her back and this recipe, which Debbie made plant-based, keeping the same recipe for sauce and cabbage.  Let’s take a closer look at how it’s done…



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Debbie Adler is a plant-based chef and the award-winning cookbook author of the critically acclaimed Sweet, Savory & Free: Insanely Delicious Plant-Based Recipes without any of the Top 8 Food Allergens, and Sweet Debbie’s Organic Treats: Allergy-free & Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery.  She is a plant-based cooking and baking instructor and her popular online courses Plant Powerful Life GPS, Quintessential Health 360° and The Complete Plant Powerful Weight Loss System have been taken by hundreds of students worldwide. Sign up for email recipes, specials, and bakery item options, via www.DebbieAdler.tv

Debbie has been interviewed on NBC’s Nightly News, ABC-7’s Eyewitness News, CBS Los Angeles, and the national superstation WGN.  She has been featured in the Los Angeles Times and on NPR’s radio show Here and Now. Her recipes have been published in national publications such as Pilates Style Magazine, Naked Food MagazineAllergic LivingLiving WithoutSimply Gluten-FreeDelight Gluten-Free, Ventura Blvd, and Low Sugar Living, as well as on popular websites and blogs such as Cosmopolitan, One Green Planet, The Kitchn, Chic Vegan, Austin Food Magazine, and Self.


Debbie Adler
Debbie Adler


How To Make Polish Vegan Stuffed Cabbage

This is a vegan spin on the conventional stuffed cabbage dish that is traditionally stuffed with meat. The exquisite mushroom/olive filling is complemented by a sweet and sour apricot sauce.  The flavor is unbelievable, and there are no faux meats in this recipe at all, for those of you who are not into the faux meat thing.  The process is simple, and the finished dish is awesome.


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The ingredients used for this stuffed cabbage.


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Debbie showing us the finished stuffed cabbage.


plated vegan stuffed cabbage
The plated vegan stuffed Polish cabbage.


plated vegan stuffed cabbage

Polish Stuffed Cabbage
 By Debbie Adler

This is a vegan spin on the conventional stuffed cabbage dish that is traditionally stuffed with meat. The exquisite mushroom/olive filling is complemented by a sweet and sour apricot sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Polish
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 medium green cabbage cored
  • Filling:
  • 1 shallot minced
  • ½ cup coconut aminos or low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups quinoa flakes
  • 2 cups chopped cremini mushrooms
  • ½ cup chopped Kalamata olives
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • ½ cup water
  • Sauce:
  • ¾ cup apricot preserves
  • ¼ cup coconut aminos
  • ¼ cup green tea I use Genmaicha, or water
  • 2 tablespoons spicy mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin


  • Add the cored cabbage, cored side down to a large pot of boiling water and blanch for about 10 minutes, or until the leaves start to separate. Drain in a colander.
  • To make the filling, heat the shallots in a medium sauté pan over medium heat and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the coconut aminos, quinoa flakes, mushrooms, olives and raisins and stir to combine.  Add the water and cook until the quinoa flakes are mushy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the filling to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is combined but still has texture.
  • To make the sauce, heat the apricot preserves, coconut aminos, green tea, mustard, garlic ginger and cumin to a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Take a leaf of cabbage, cut out the tough part of the stem by making a v-shape cut, and fill the end closest to you with about 1 to 2 tablespoons of the filling going wideth-wise. Roll the cabbage leaf, while tucking in the sides as you go along, similar to a burrito. Do the same with the remaining cabbage leaves and filling.
  • Add the stuffed cabbage leaves to the sauté pan and cover. Cook for about 15 minutes.  Spoon some of the sauce from the pan over the cabbage, halfway through cooking. Serve immediately.
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Better Than My Mom’s Stuffed Cabbage

I use to eat stuffed cabbage when I was a kid, it was a favorite recipe of my mom’s.  Was it good?  Yes.  Was it vegan?  Certainly not.  Today’s recipe blows the non-vegan version out of the park.  Debbies Polish vegan stuffed cabbage is a must-try, so go ahead and give it a go and let us know how much you liked it!  Take a photo of your finished dish and tag @UnChained_TV on Instagram.  Looking for other easy and tasty vegan recipes to try?  Jump on over to the #LunchBreakLIVE page, where we have a ton to choose from.  Until next time…keep cookin’!

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