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Try a Unique Grilled Vegetable this Summer in 3 Easy Steps

Cabbage pieces

Step aside, cauliflower. It’s time to enjoy an equally tasty cruciferous crunch this season with cabbage. Cabbage may not sound like the most exciting food to grill, but a little olive oil, kosher salt and freshly ground pepper can work wonders. Plus, it’s super simple to prepare by following these steps.


  1. Wash a head of green cabbage. I find the smaller grapefruit-sized cabbage easier to work with.
  2. Cut off the stem portion of the cabbage, then cut in thick slices. You should end up with about four or five slices.
  3. Place the slices on a preheated grill and cook for about five minutes on one side, flip, then grill the other side for about four to five minutes. The slices may come apart just a bit at the edges, but that’s okay. I find that a metal grill spatula works best for flipping.

Enjoy grilled cabbage as a savory side or use it as a low-carb alternative to hamburger buns. And if you have leftovers, I’ve found that it holds up surprisingly well the next day and is a delicious addition to fish tacos.

If you’re looking to add a little “somethin’ somethin’” to your grilled cabbage, give this green sauce a try: In a food processor, blend fresh cilantro, one avocado, juice from one lime, two cloves of garlic, mayonnaise, honey, splash of water, splash of white vinegar and kosher salt. I didn’t include measurements because I’m admittedly terrible at measuring ingredients when it comes to cooking. Don’t be afraid to tweak this sauce recipe and put your own unique spin on it.

How do you power up with plants in the summer?

3 thoughts on “Try a Unique Grilled Vegetable this Summer in 3 Easy Steps

  1. Grilled cabbage sounds much tastier than raw cabbage to me! I’m definitely plant-powered during the summer. I like using Bibb lettuce leaves instead of tortillas to make hummus & red pepper wraps. I also add sliced mushrooms to _everything_, because they’re satisfying and low in calories.

  2. Might be OK however when I want a really veggie dish I will fix a quinoa loaf with chopped veggies, egg, and flavored flour plus herbs and egg. Mix together and bake in slow crock pot until done. Delicious with smoked provolone cheese for a veggie cheese burger with tomato and pickle on a whole wheat roll. Avocado slices are good with this also in a pita pocket or as a flat bread folded sandwich.

  3. I want to wish Beverly Bosneck and the clubs at Cuba, Kansas and Concordia, Kansas the rest of the year in the fields of clover and roses.

    Bev. sent me a communication regarding her and these two clubs three days after shoulder joint replacement and wanted to touch bases with me. I really do wish you the best of the best as you finish out this year, Bev.

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