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Grilled Sesame Ginger Cabbage

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  • Author: The Fitchen
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Cabbage is anything but bland when it's grilled in flavorful soy sauce and ginger. This great low-calorie dish works as a side or a main dish, and is easy to prepare in large quantities.


  • 1 large head of green cabbage
  • 3 medium carrots
  • 1/4 cup tamari soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Chop off the base of the cabbage and then cut it crossways into discs about 1 inch thick. I find that a large serrated knife works best for this.
  2. Julienne the carrots.
  3. Place the chopped cabbage into a large bowl and add carrots, tamari, olive oil, ginger, salt, pepper, and sesame seeds. Mix together until the cabbage is well-coated.
  4. Preheat the grill on medium-high.
  5. Empty the cabbage into a large foil tin or onto several layers of aluminum foil and place onto the grill.
  6. Within the first 20 minutes, check the cabbage every 5 minutes to toss it and stir it up.
  7. After 20 minutes on the grill, keep a closer eye on the cabbage, tossing it more often.
  8. When it has turned from green to a yellow-brown color with some crispy pieces, it's done!
  9. Serve as a main dish to split between 2 people, or as a side to split between 4-6 people.
  10. Alternatively, if you would like to bake the cabbage in the oven, you can line a baking sheet (or multiple sheets) with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes or until most of the cabbage has softened and browned.
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Side Dish