Whether it’s the entrée or side dish, you’ll be glad your plate has a serving of Grilled Cabbage with Tahini-Soy Drizzle! Cabbage is grilled with just a few simple ingredients before being topped with the most mouthwatering homemade sauce EVER.
Does it ever feel like as a culture, we go through veggie fads? It seems like cauliflower has been the biggest deal for quite a while now, but trust me – cabbage, specifically grilled cabbage, is about to take over.
It’s not only loaded with healthy stuff like vitamins C, A, K, fiber, and folate, but it’s delicious, too! Especially when grilled and drizzled with homemade tahini-soy sauce.
Grilled cabbage really takes on the smokey flavor of the grill. I like to grill it just enough so it’s tender and cooked through and the ends are slightly charred for extra flavor.
It’s all the best parts of eating barbecue, but with all the health benefits of eating your veggies!
And besides the cabbage itself being perfectly grilled with that distinct char flavor, the sauce is what really takes it to the next level.
The tahini-soy drizzle is a combination of key ingredients like soy sauce, tahini, honey, and ground ginger. When I say that this stuff is flavorful, I really mean it! And it compliments the grilled cabbage so perfectly it’s kind of insane.
The grilled cabbage itself calls for:
- Cabbage – Just 1 head of cabbage is all you need for about 8 even wedges.
- Olive oil – I like using rich extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor.
- Salt – Just a little but of kosher salt will do the trick. The majority of flavor here will come from the sauce!
- Black pepper – Use freshly ground black pepper for the most noticeable flavor.
When making the homemade tahini-soy sauce drizzle, here’s what you’ll need:
- Soy sauce – Use a low-sodium soy sauce or tamari to avoid excess saltiness.
- Tahini – This nutty, earthy Middle Eastern condiment can be found in almost all grocery stores.
- Honey – Try to use a local organic honey for the best flavor, if you can.
- Olive oil – In a pinch, avocado oil will also work.
- Ginger – It can be ground ginger or very finely minced ginger. Ground ginger is what I use, and it’s perfect! You get all the ginger flavor and no texture.
How do you know the cabbage is cooked?
The cabbage will be slightly translucent, softer, and the leaves will slightly curl.
How long will grilled cabbage with tahini-soy drizzle stay fresh?
Pro tip – do NOT drizzle the cabbage with the tahini-soy sauce until you’re ready to serve it!
In separate airtight containers, the grilled cabbage will stay fresh for up to 3 days and the tahini-soy will stay fresh for up to 5 days.
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Grilled Cabbage with Tahini-Soy Drizzle
- 1 head of cabbage
- ¼ cup olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Tahini soy sauce drizzle:
- ½-1 cup low-sodium soy sauce
- ⅓ cup tahini
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 teaspoons ground ginger or finely minced ginger
- Oil the grill grates using a paper towel then preheat your grill to medium heat for about 10 minutes before grilling.
- In the meantime, remove the outer leaves of the cabbage then cut it into 8 equal wedges.
- Brush the tops of the cabbage wedges with some of the remaining olive oil then sprinkle some salt and pepper on top then flip the wedges over and brush the tops again with oil and sprinkle with more salt and pepper.
- Place the cabbage on the grill and grill on each side for 6-8 minutes or until the cabbage has softened and formed nice grill lines.
- While they are grilling, add ½ cup of the soy sauce and all of the remaining tahini soy sauce drizzle ingredients to a large jar, seal it with a lid and shake the jar for 1-2 minutes or until all of the ingredients have fully incorporated. Gradually add more soy sauce as needed.
- Once the cabbage has cooked through, serve with the drizzle sauce.
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