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Cabbage! Boring No More!

April 2, 2014

Are you sick of cabbage? Do you walk dismissively past it in the grocery store? Do you think it’s just for coleslaw, or worse, labour intensive cabbage rolls? Well read on my friends. This is hands down the easiest side dish ever. It took no time and was actually picture worthy if only I thought to grab my phone before digging in.

First though, let’s talk about the humble cabbage. A quarter of a medium head (and let’s face it, if you’re eating more than a quarter, I’m preaching to the choir anyway) is approximately 56 calories. Jam packed into those calories is 4 grams of protein and about 13 carbs, 6 of which are fibre. You’ll also blow the door off your vitamin C intake for the day – forget oranges – and do pretty well on calcium, iron, magnesium and vitamin B-6 as well.

On to our recipe!

Ingredients (serves two)

  • 1/2 of one medium head of cabbage
  • Approx 4 tablespoons Whole grain Dijon mustard
  • Garlic Powder to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste (I used Spanish Paprika Salt)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut the half head of cabbage into quarters keeping the base intact on each wedge. Rub each wedge with about a tablespoon of mustard then sprinkle with garlic, salt and pepper. Place on baking sheet and throw into the oven for 45 minutes. Turn the wedges half way through cooking or when you see the leaves starting to brown.

BOOM! You are done. They are beautiful on the plate and so yummy.  The whole grain mustard gives it a nice crust and little more depth in flavour.  I paired these wedges with lamb loin chops (so good!) and mashed sweet potatoes.

Next up I’m going to try roasting a whole head of cauliflower. Anyone else tried this??

 

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5 Comments
  1. What a great way to cook cabbage. Me thinks this might be delicious with some homemade keilbasa on the side!

  2. Tasty, tasty, tasty!!! 😉

    • I just realized from reading a couple of your entries that you’re vegetarian…this would be awesome for you!

      • Oh yes, I DO plan to fix it!! I love cabbage, too!! Thanks so much!! This is fabulous!!

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