Easy Weeknight Cashew Cabbage Stir Fry

This is an excellent weeknight meal for when you want something easy, tasty, and simple. This cashew cabbage stir fry is super satisfying, and comes together in about 10 minutes!

Cashew Cabbage Stir Fry

Veggies | Protein | Fat
5 from 1 vote
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Active Time: 10 minutes
Inactive Time: 5 minutes
Servings 1



  • Handful of your favorite stir-fry veggies, such as mushrooms, bell pepper, celery, green beans, carrots, or onions
  • Handful of shredded or thinly sliced cabbage, any kind!


  • 1/2 cup dry roasted cashews, 2 oz

Fat Serving

  • 1 Tbsp dark toasted sesame oil, 0.5 oz


  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce, or sub tamari or liquid aminos for gf
  • Sprinkle of sesame seeds, to garnish


  • In a skillet, stir fry the veggies and garlic (except for the cabbage) for a few minutes in about half of the sesame oil portion, until softened.
  • Add the soy sauce, the rest of the sesame oil, cabbage, and cashews. Stir, cover, and steam until the cabbage is brightly colored and softened, about 5 minutes.
  • That's it!
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  1. This just might be tomorrow’s dinner! (it would be tonight’s but, you know, BLE!) And what is funny about this is that this morning I was praising the texture of cashews in my breakfast cookies. The cashews feel so rich and I always tried to eat as few as possible so pouring out 2 oz feels kinda crazy.

    • For some people, nuts can be a trigger or a binge food, so be careful. I love cashews, and let myself have a meal with only nuts as my protein once every week or so, because it is a heavier food choice. Enjoy your lovely bright line meal! 🙂

    • Mary Lubbers

      If you use the pineapple do you just throw it in with the veggies to stir-fry?

  2. Vicki Dreyer

    Katie – We just finished having this meal for dinner. We loved it! My husband said to put it on his list of favorites! An added bonus was how quick and easy it was to whip up such a tasty dish. Thanks so much for putting together these recipes.

  3. Kathy Verschoor

    Excellent! Loved the flavor. I used toasted sesame oil b/c my store did not have dark sesame, turned out great. It’s a keeper! Thank you Katie.

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  6. oops, thanks for letting me know. It should be working now.

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  10. Susan Sale

    5 stars
    This was really delicious 🤤

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