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Mediterranean Style Oven Roasted Cabbage Wedges

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Chaya Leloneck
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Experience the irresistible magic of these oven roasted cabbage wedges – a side dish that elevates humble leaves into a perfect harmony of crispiness, sweetness, and savory satisfaction.
Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Total Time :35 minutes
Servings: 4

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 

  • 1 cabbage, cut into 4 wedges

Brush:

  • 5-6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons date syrup
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Toppings:

  • 1 lemon, squeezed
  • ½ cup roasted pistachios, crushed
  • ½ cup roasted walnuts, crushed
  • ½ bunch cilantro, chopped
  • 1 drizzle date syrup
  • 1 drizzle olive oil
  • Tahini sauce (mix ½ cup raw tahini with ⅓ cup water, ½ lemon juice, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ ground black pepper)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 430 F (220 C).
  • Place the cabbage wedges on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl and brush the wedges on all sides. until the cabbage is golden and charred on the sides
  • Remove from the oven and start adding the toppings: tahini sauce, lemon, pistachios, walnuts, cilantro, date syrup and olive oil.

MY NOTES

Roasted Cabbage recipe
Credit: Chaya Leloneck

Is roasted cabbage wedges a healthy dish?

Yes, roasted cabbage wedges is a healthy dish. Cabbage itself is a nutrient-dense vegetable that is low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals. When roasted, cabbage retains many of its nutritional benefits. It is a good source of dietary fiber, which aids in digestion and helps promote a feeling of fullness.

Cabbage is also high in vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate, which are essential for overall health and well-being. Additionally, roasting cabbage can enhance its natural flavors without the need for excessive oils or fats, making it a healthier cooking option compared to methods like deep frying. However, it’s important to note that the overall healthiness of the dish also depends on the ingredients and seasonings used during roasting.

Can I Use Different Varieties of Cabbage for Roasting?

While green cabbage is the most commonly used variety for roasting, you can also experiment with other types of cabbage to add variety to your dishes.

Red cabbage, for example, can provide a vibrant color and a slightly sweeter flavor when roasted. Savoy cabbage, with its crinkled leaves, is another excellent option that roasts well, offering a delicate texture and mild flavor.

Napa cabbage, known for its tender and slightly sweet taste, can also be roasted to add a unique twist to your recipes. Ultimately, the choice of cabbage variety depends on your personal preference and the flavor profile you wish to achieve in your roasted cabbage dish.

How can I make roasted cabbage wedges without oil?

Dry roasting: Simply place cabbage wedges or slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Roast them in the oven at a moderate temperature, around 400°F (200°C), until they turn golden and tender. The cabbage will release some natural moisture during roasting, which helps prevent sticking.

Steam roasting: Pre-steam the cabbage wedges or slices for a few minutes until they become slightly tender. Then transfer them to a baking sheet and roast in the oven until they reach the desired level of caramelization. This method adds moisture and prevents the need for oil.

Broiling: Use the broil setting in your oven to quickly cook and brown the cabbage. Place the cabbage wedges or slices on a baking sheet and broil them until they develop a nice char and are tender. This method requires less cooking time and doesn’t typically require oil.

Roasted Cabbage recipe
Credit: Chaya Leloneck

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