ginger garlic saute
I love making a big batch of this as a side or addition to my salads during the week. The combination of ginger and garlic simply can’t be beat and adds a punch to any meal. Loaded with healthy hormone balancing purple cabbage, carrots and sesame, this makes for a great side along a tempeh of meatballs.

Ginger Garlic Saute
Serves 2
A delicious, gut-healing side dish.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
  2. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  3. 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  4. 2 cups shredded purple cabbage
  5. Sea salt and black pepper
  6. 1-inch piece of ginger, grated
  7. 2 large carrots, shredded
  8. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  9. ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  1. To toast your sesame seeds, heat a dry sauté pan on low flame.
  2. When the pan is hot, add the sesame seeds. Toast for about 2 minutes until golden.
  3. Remove the sesame seeds from the pan so that they don’t continue cooking. Set aside to use in the final step.
  4. Next, take a sauté pan and add 1 tablespoon of coconut oil.
  5. When the pan is hot, add the onions. Sauté until soft.
  6. Add purple cabbage, salt, and black pepper. Allow the cabbage to soften.
  7. Next, add ginger, shredded carrots, and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  8. When the cabbage and other vegetables are soft to your liking, turn off the flame and top with toasted sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds.
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Ginger Garlic Saute






Kristin Thomas is a health coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner specialized in helping women with hormone, digestion, and autoimmune health concerns. Having gone through these health challenges herself, she now helps clients find their own path to complete wellness through practical and natural diet and lifestyle changes.





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