Cabbage and Cashew Stir Fry

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners, Main Courses, Sides
Cashew Ginger Garlic Cabbage Stir Fry

Colorful, crunchy and crave-worthy, our Cabbage and Cashew Stir Fry recipe is a plant-based powerhouse! From the purple cabbage and orange carrots to the tender green edamame that packs a potent punch of protein, this beautiful bowl of wholesome ingredients is sure to keep you satisfied.

Add some “pretty” to your plate with this colorful veggie-based dish that’s simple to make and easy to enjoy. Whether you’re a vegetarian or a meat-eater just looking to try some more plant-based options, it’s a delicious and nutritious recipe that fits perfectly into a weight loss plan.

Our Healthy Recipe for Stir Fried Cabbage

To prepare this Cabbage and Cashew Stir Fry recipe, grab a pan and heat one tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add in four cups of shredded purple cabbage with two cloves of minced garlic.

Once the cabbage has softened, add in one cup of shredded carrots, one teaspoon of sesame oil, two tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce, two teaspoons of grated ginger and one cup of deshelled edamame. Sauté for two more minutes, then top the dish with a quarter-cup of cashews, two teaspoons of sesame seeds and one chopped scallion. 

Healthy Hacks

Each serving of this Cabbage and Cashew Stir Fry contains 182 calories. Losing weight on Nutrisystem? Log it in your NuMi app journal as one PowerFuel, one Extra and one Vegetable.

You can easily customize this stir fry to be your new favorite meal! Feel free to swap in any other type of cabbage that you enjoy. You can also add in different non-starchy vegetables, such as onions, bell peppers and mushrooms.

Spices and herbs are considered Free Foods on Nutrisystem, so you can spice things up as you like. Craving a spicy kick? Add some chili powder to the mix! Extra garlic and ginger are also allowed in unlimited quantities because they are so low in calories.

And if you don’t care about keeping this stir fry vegan or vegetarian, feel free to add in another PowerFuel like chicken or shrimp! A SmartCarb could also be added with the addition of brown rice, beans or legumes.

More Easy Stir Fry Ideas

Stir fry your way to weight loss with these other healthy and delicious recipes:

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 182

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel, 1 Extra and 1 Vegetable


  • 4 cups purple cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup shredded carrot
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, low sodium
  • 2 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 1 cup edamame, deshelled
  • ¼ cup cashews
  • 2 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 scallion, chopped


  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add cabbage and garlic to the pan. Cook until cabbage softens.
  3. Add shredded carrots, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger and edamame. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle with cashews, sesame seeds and scallions.
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