For the Filling:
  • 1 small green cabbage, finely shredded
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
For the Pie Crust:
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (or whole wheat flour for a healthier option)
  • 1/2 cup vegan margarine or coconut oil, cold and cubed
  • A pinch of salt
  • 4-5 tablespoons ice-cold water

Nutrition Facts (Approximate values per serving – Makes 6 servings):

  • Calories: 350
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Total Carbohydrates: 44g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8g
  • Protein: 10g


This recipe makes approximately 6 servings.


1. Prepare the Pie Crust:
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour and a pinch of salt.
  • Add the cold, cubed vegan margarine or coconut oil to the flour. Use a pastry cutter or your hands to combine the fat and flour until it resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Gradually add the ice-cold water, one tablespoon at a time, and mix until the dough comes together. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
2. Prepare the Filling:
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic and sauté until they become translucent.
  • Add the grated carrot and chopped celery, and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • Stir in the shredded cabbage and cook until it wilts down, approximately 10 minutes.
  • Add the chickpeas and spices (cumin, coriander, smoked paprika), and season with salt and pepper. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the vegetable broth and allow the mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes, or until the cabbage is tender.
3. Assemble the Pie:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Divide the pie crust dough in half. Roll out one half on a floured surface to fit the bottom of a pie dish.
  • Transfer the cabbage and chickpea filling into the pie crust.
  • Roll out the remaining dough to create the pie’s top crust. Place it over the filling and crimp the edges to seal the pie.
  • Cut a few slits in the top crust to allow steam to escape during baking.
4. Bake:
  • Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until the crust is golden brown and the filling is hot and bubbly.
5. Serve:
  • Allow the Vegan Cabbage and Chickpea Pie to cool slightly before serving. Slice and enjoy!

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Plant-based diets are often associated with improved gut health due to the high fiber content from fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. A healthy gut microbiome is linked to better digestion and overall well-being.

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