Glazed & Grilled Cabbage 'Steaks'

Glazed & Grilled Cabbage 'Steaks' - a crazy simple recipe that is as tasty as it is beautiful. 

red cabbage steaks

Purple Cabbage - Green Cabbage's healthier sibling.  This powerful, bright and budget-friendly vegetable is packed with vitamins, minerals and gut-friendly fiber.  Try to buy a head every week (small if you're single like myself - it chops up into much more than you think).  

Fun Fact: 

  • Purple cabbage is very high in photochemicals (specifically anthrocyanins, if you care to know), and they are wonderful because they are known to protect from all sorts of cancer.
    • This protective feature is also what gives red cabbage it's distinctly rich purple color (think eggplant, blueberries, cabbage).  
  • It's also high in Vitamin K, C, B6 and the powerful mineral Potassium (which can help balance out diets higher in sodium).  

Below is the recipe - but feel free to sauté them, microwave them, or eat them raw by chopping them up fine and putting them in a salad.  For a super easy explanation on how to chop cabbage - go here!.


  • 1 head of cabbage, cut into 1″ thick slices (I used red, but green works too!)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 to 3 large garlic cloves, smashed (pre-chopped garlic works too)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (sea salt tastes best)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • spray olive oil OR non-stick cooking spray
  • Optional - I added sesame seeds, and a dash of soy sauce on the cabbage after cooking


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and coat baking sheet with spray/oil
  2. Remove outer cabbage leaf and slice into 1" slices.  I removed the core first (see pictures below)
  3. Combine salt, pepper, garlic, and oil and rub on both sides of cabbage
  4. Place on baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes.  Flip cabbage carefully and cook for another 20-30 minutes
  5. Serve hot, enjoy with a side of lentils, and maybe even a glass of wine :)