Pineapple & Red Cabbage recipes

Pineapple and red cabbage

Pineapple & Red Cabbage recipes

Locally grown red cabbage in Horsley park teamed up with pineapple from Queensland.

Here are some recipes that are great for summer.

  • Red Cabbage Slaw with pineapple
  • Fish tacos with spicy pineapple salsa and red cabbage slaw
  • Stir Fry Red cabbage Salad
  • Sri Lankan Savoury Red Cabbage & Pineapple Curry


Red Cabbage Slaw with pineapple

Red Cabbage Slaw with pineapple
Recipe Type: Salad
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 6
  • [b]For Slaw:[/b]
  • ½ red cabbage, shred
  • ½ pineapple, chop
  • 1 onion, thinly slice longwise
  • 2 carrots, shred
  • Fresh herb like cilantro, basil or English Parsley, finely chopped
  • [b]
  • For Dressing:[/b]
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup red or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs orange or apple juice
  • 1 to 2 chilli, deseed (use gloves as the seeds burn) and chop. Try hot green or red long.
  • 1 tsp Hidden Valley honey
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds, toast up in a pan then crush
  • Pinch of salt to taste
  1. In a put in a bowl slaw ingredients and mix.
  2. In a bottle put in dressing and shake. Then pour over slaw and toss through.
  3. Cover with bees wax cover or lid and into fridge for 4 hours. Serve.

Fish tacos with spicy pineapple salsa and red cabbage slaw

Fish tacos with spicy pineapple salsa and red cabbage slaw
Recipe Type: Tacos
Author: Harvest Hub
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed.
  • Red cabbage slaw (see recipe below)
  • Spicy pineapple salsa (see recipe below)
  • 1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
  • 4 pieces mild white fish
  • [b]For red cabbage slaw:[/b]
  • ½ red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 2 tbs lemon or lime juice
  • 2 tbs canola oil
  • [b]For spicy pineapple salsa[/b]
  • ½ pineapple chopped and left in its own juice
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, lightly packed
  • 2 tbs fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 3 tbs rice wine vinegar
  • Any hot sauce, to taste (optional)
  1. Coat fish in a little oil. Season with salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne, to taste. Just before you are ready to eat, grill the fish for about 8 minutes until just cooked.
  2. [b]To make Red Cabbage Slaw:[/b]
  3. Place sliced cabbage, cilantro leaves and sliced red onion in a large bowl. Mix vinegar, honey and lime juice in a small bowl. While whisking quickly, add canola oil to vinegar mixture. Add to coleslaw and mix thoroughly. Spicy pineapple salsa – this recipe calls for more than you’ll need for the tacos. The rest makes a refreshing tropical dip when served with tortilla chips.
  4. [b]To make Spicy pineapple salsa:[/b]
  5. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend.
  6. Serve fish with warmed tortillas, pineapple salsa, avocado slices and red cabbage slaw.

Stir Fry Red cabbage Salad

Stir Fry Red cabbage Salad
Recipe Type: Stir Fry
Author: Harvest Hub
  • ½ Red cabbage, finely sliced
  • ¼ red capsicum, finely chopped
  • ¼ green capsicum ,finely chopped
  • 1 carrot shredded
  • 1 zucchini shredded (optional)
  • 1 green leaf, finely shredded (optional) This can be anything like Chinese Broccoli, spinach, silverbeet.
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • 1/2 pineapple chopped.
  • [b]To make dressing:[/b]
  • 2 tbs Ketjap Manis (sweet soy sauce)
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp raw sugar (or honey)
  1. Place dressing in a jar and shake. Toss all the above ingredients and dressing in a large bowl.
  2. Place on onto BBQ plate and keep tossing until cooked to preference (5-10 min). Alternatively, can be cooked in a wok.

Sri Lankan Savoury Red Cabbage & Pineapple Curry

Sri Lankan Savoury Red Cabbage & Pineapple Curry
Recipe Type: Curry
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
  • 1 – 2 clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 onion, diced
  • ½ red cabbage, diced
  • 2 cups of fresh pineapple, diced
  • 4 tbs curry powder
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 – 2 tins low-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbs sunflower oil
  • 1 tbs sugar
  • 1tbs salt
  1. Heat oil in a pan or big pot and gently roast garlic, cinnamon stick, chopped onion 5 minutes. Add diced pineapple and sear for 1 minute.
  2. Add salt, curry powder, mustard seed and sugar. Add red cabbage then reduce heat and gently cook for 5 minutes.
  3. Add coconut milk and heat until boiling. Serve with rice and/or Indian Naan bread and vegetables.




Purple Basil

Purple Basil

Off to a running start with Purple Basil grown by the Grima Brothers in Horsley Park.

This Basil is so colourful and great in a slaw: carrots, basil, garlic, snowpeas, lettuce – julianne it all. Use this is stir-fry and salads also.

basil-purpleSo what to put on top that is great for your Liver, gall bladder and skin? What’s that? Yep, great for the ‘hidden from view’.
Make Coconut Oil Lime dressing. In a bowl put coconut oil, lime juice, rice vinegar, and salt. Add lime zest to dress salad. If you want to sweeten it use honey.


How to store:

Get a glass of water then cut stems and place in water like a fresh flowers. Remove any leaves below the water line. Pop a plastic bag over it to keep some humidity in it.

Change water every few days. Don’t put this herb in the refrigerator.


Savoy Cabbage

Savoy Cabbage

Savoy Cabbage growingThe heart of this cabbage is crisp whilst the outside leaves are a crinkled dark green. It has a mild sweet flavour and the outside leaves are tender enough for making wraps, finely slicing into stir fry. It’s high in Vitamin C and A so all good too.

What you didn’t know about Savoy.

  • It takes up to 88 days to form the head.
  • Doesn’t smell when you cook it.
  • Harvesting cut at the lowest point leaving the outer leaves attached to the stalk. It sprouts again! The next cabbage will grow on the stem after the cabbage head is removed.
  • Cabbages breath slowly – so storaged well they can last weeks.

How to store

In the refrigerator in a container. If tupperware one vent open one closed or with a lid container pop open one end to let air in in.

Savoy cabbage soup and soup croutons
Recipe Type: Soup
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
This is a quick and easy soup to do.
  • 5 tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tsp salad sprinkle seeds (Harvest Hub)
  • 1 savoy cabbage, shred finely
  • 1 potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • sea salt
  • 1 tbs of white vinegar (optional)
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 80g Parmesan, grated (optional)
  • [b]For soup croutons:[/b]
  • 8 thin slices baguette (Harvest Hub)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 firm tomato, grate
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, peeled
  1. In a soup pot heat four tablespoons of oil and sweat the onions adding the garlic and salad sprinkle, and cook for two minutes. Set aside 5 leaves. Then shred the rest add to pot with potato and stir three minutes. Add enough stock just to cover the vegetables, add the Parmesan skin, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the potato is tender. Season with salt and pepper. If you wish an intense flavour put in some white vinegar about a tablespoon. Remove from the heat, allow to cool.
  2. Use a hand blender and blend the soup. Taste and season.


Stir-fried Savoy Cabbage
Recipe Type: Stir Fry
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Boy even quicker to do.
  • 500g Savoy cabbage
  • 3 tbs butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 tbs soy sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  1. Remove and discard the outer leaves of the cabbage. Cut the cabbage in half, lengthwise, remove and discard the core. Cut each half in half again and then slice finely. Place in a colander under running cold water and shake
  2. to remove excess water. In a deep, wide frying pan or wok place the water, salt and two tablespoons of the butter, garlic, soy sauce over a high heat and stir. Add the shredded cabbage and toss over a high heat for 3-5 minutes until the cabbage has softened. Turn off the heat, cover and allow to rest for a minute or two. Toss the remaining butter and freshly ground black pepper
  3. through the cabbage before serving.


Asian-style slaw
Recipe Type: Slaw
Author: Harvest Hub
Serves: 4
Slaw with a twist. 2 days in fridge.
  • 4 tbs peanut or canola oil
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1 tbs sriracha, an Asian chili sauce you can find in the international section of your grocery store
  • 1 head savoy cabbage, finely chopped or shredded
  • 1/4 cup toasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  1. Whisk together the oil, lime juice, and sriracha. Combine the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing to coat. Refrigerate for 20 minutes before serving. The slaw will keep in your fridge for 2 days.