Chinese Cabbage with Spicy Garlic Ginger Sauce

Recipe posted in: Flex Meals & Snacks, Snacks, Sides

This Chinese Cabbage with Spicy Garlic Ginger Sauce is the queen of all side dishes. It’s packed with vibrant veggies like shredded Napa cabbage, flavorful red bell pepper slices and green onion slivers. But we have to say, the real superstar of this delicious dish is the unbelievable Spicy Garlic Ginger Sauce.

Featuring a flavorful blend of soy sauce, minced ginger, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, sesame oil, minced garlic and crushed red pepper flakes, this sauce is something you’d expect to taste at the most upscale of upscale restaurants. But, it’s actually quite simple to make… in the comfort of your own home!

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Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 53

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 Vegetable and 1 Extra


  • 1 Tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp. chili garlic sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 1 head Chinese or napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, sliced


  1. Combine the ginger, soy sauce, rice vinegar and chili garlic sauce in a small bowl; set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add the sesame oil, garlic and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir-fry for a few seconds, just until fragrant, then add the cabbage and red bell pepper. Continue to stir-fry for one to two minutes until the cabbage begins to wilt, then add the soy sauce mixture. Cover and cook over high heat for one minute until just wilted.
  3. Remove lid, add green onions and stir-fry for another 30 seconds. Remove from the heat. The cabbage should be tender, but still have a slight crunch.
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