How to Make Red Cabbage Taco

Low Calorie Taco Idea is this Red Cabbage Taco leaves

Healthy Cabbage Leaves Taco with Chicken Suya.

If you know my family and me, you know we have a high affinity for tacos, I mean they are tasty, easy to make, kid-friendly, what not to love? These days, I enjoy taco on salad leaves, I mean taco fillings can literally go on anything. The other day I made one of the yummiest tacos yet with lettuce leaves, and today here we go with this classic red cabbage “taco,” just another healthier way to enjoy what we already love. And the part is that we served this with the healthiest and yummiest Chicken Breast Suya! The hope and spiciness of the Suya meat compliments this dish.

Nigerian Chicken Suya Served with Red/purple cabbage

First of all, I am obsessed with the beautifulness of the color of the red cabbage. What else can I say? It's fresh, crisp, and attractive. Click To TweetOK, healthy foodie, lover, don’t get me started, but this color draws you in… this color got me getting tons of cabbage and am on a mission to get you to fall in love with this deliciousness as I have.

Tasty Nigerian Suya Skewers with Red cabbage, some sour cream, jalapeno, and avocado

Secondly, the red cabbage has powerful nutrients than their green counterparts.

  • In other words, while the green cabbage is nutritious, the red one is more nutritious.
  • Also, red cabbage is excellent anti-inflammatory food.
  • It may help keep the heart healthier, as well as stabilizes blood pressure.
Purple Cabbage "taco"
This was good! You have to give it a try. And this serves only one person!😊

Building your Red Cabbage Taco is like building a Tower.

I know, I know, let me explain, here’s the deal, building your taco gives you room to experiment, so go for it. You can add whatever you want; this helps you to know what works better next time. With this red cabbage taco, you have the freedom to create. Yippee!

I love serving this with Nigerian Suya, which I love to make with some chicken breast. Then I would add red onions, some lettuce leaves for a touch of greens, avocado, jalapeño, and some feta cheese. The truth is that you choose what you want to add to your red cabbage taco, period.

Finished these two wraps in minutes. lol

Red Cabbage Taco here, we come.

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Low Calorie Taco Idea is this Red Cabbage Taco leaves

How to Make Red Cabbage Taco

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 person 1x
  • Diet: Low Calorie


This red cabbage taco recipe is  so simple, yet very healthy and delicious! It is an incredible way to enjoy the rich taco flavors without the added calories. The color brings you in, but the taste keeps you enjoying it forever.

The best part is that this vegetable taco served with the yummiest Nigerian Chicken Suya!



  • 4 red cabbage leaves (or more; I would usually use two cabbage leaves for one taco wrap. And 4 leaves serve one person)
  • 4 (already made) chicken breast suya skewers (you can sub with tofu or even chickpea)
  • 2 leaves of lettuce (cut)
  • 2 tablespoons green onions (chopped or cut)
  • ½ cup of sliced red onions
  • ½ avocado
  • A dash of salt and black pepper
  • 1 whole Roma tomato
  • 1 Jalapeno (optional)
  • 1 Lime
  • 2 tablespoon of light sour cream (optional)
  • 1-tablespoon feta cheese (optional)


  1. Remove some of the outer parts of the red cabbage, which I would refer to as the skin. Then gently pull out some leaves according to how many servings you wish to make. Wash thoroughly in water and use some paper towel to dry, then set aside and prepare the filling.
  2. Follow my instructions to make Nigerian Chicken  Suya.
  3. Cut all the vegetables; lettuce leaves, tomatoes, red onions, green onions; check to see if you need to trim the red cabbage leaves as well.
  4. To build the red cabbage taco, lay two leaves on a flat plate, then start by adding the green lettuce leaves, followed by every other thing. There is no right or wrong way to do this. Finish up with a dollop of light sour cream, Jalapeno, green onions, and feta cheese. And before you dig in, feel free to sprinkle a dash of salt and black pepper for an even escalation of all the flavors. Enjoy your yummy and delicious red cabbage taco!


Some of the cabbage leaves may seem too wide, it is ok to use kitchen scissors and trim them up.

This recipe serves just one person, multiple as you wish.

You can substitute Chicken with Tofu, or fish.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Cutting
  • Cuisine: Universal

Keywords: Taco, Healthy Taco, Vegetable Taco, Purple Cabbage recipe, Healthy salad, Nigerian Suya Taco, Taco Leaves,

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With love,

Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH

Hi, I'm Nkechi "Kechi" Ajaeroh, a Public Health professional turned Inspirational author slash exceptional home cook. A 2x International Best Selling Author of Elevate Your Life with the Power of Positive Perception and Gratefully Growing. African, (specifically, Nigerian) Food Enthusiast, watermelon connoisseur, on my to finessing my fitness. This blog is all about loving food, living life, practicing gratitude, and inspiring you to use your wings. Join the journey.


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