Cabbage Steaks: Roasting at it's Finest
In my (Emily, here) CSA basket, there have been these gorgeous heads of cabbage that I've had absolutely no no no idea how to cook. Of course I have ideas, but I didn't want the commitment of making sauerkraut or doing something boring and simple like shredding it up. I also knew I could use the leaves in place of tortillas for a wrap, but I ran out of those sammy fixins. There I was, thinking, 'hmm, I have to use them. Can't leave a veggie out -- that's just plain rude.' So that's what started this recipe. It's simple (5 ingredients!) and definitely yummy delicious.
Why do we love this recipe? Not only is it simple to throw together with major taste factor, the ingredients pack a major nutritional punch. Cabbage is low in fat and high in fiber, aka filling. It's full of vitamin K and anthocyanins which both help mental function and concentration; think helping out with nerve damage, strengthening your defense against Alzheimer’s disease, and dementia. Cabbage can help dry out oily skin and fight acne thanks to the sulfur which also draws out toxins like uric acid and free radicals (the main causes behind arthritis, skin diseases, and rheumatism). Amongst a whole host of others, it's an anti-inflammatory and blood sugar regulator. Wow! Talk about packing a punch!
We love our olive oil for it's resveratrol, aka the antioxidants that help with healthy hearts, no wrinkles, and keep us on this divine earth for a long while. Pink Himalayan salt has been known to stabilize ph levels, blood sugar, and water levels in the body; detoxify your system; and promote good respiratory and vascular health. Garlic contributes magnesium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, can improve cholesterol levels, boost our immunity (hello, cold remedy), and helps the body detox the organs of heavy metals. Can't say this recipe is anything short of amazing. Five minutes to throw together, 40 minutes in the oven, and you can get all of those benefits? I'm not gonna pass it up. You? Find the recipe below!
Ingredients & Instructions
+ 1 Head Cabbage
+ Olive Oil
+ 3 Cloves of Garlic
+ Pink Himalayan salt (regular salt works, too)
+ Black Pepper
- Preset the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Take the head of cabbage and slice from top to bottom (part where the leaves meet down to the flatter part/stem) in one inch widths.
- Place the sliced rounds on a baking sheet.
- Drizzle the slices with olive oil.
- Chop up the garlic cloves. Sprinkle on top of cabbage rounds.
- Rub the garlic and olive oil into the cabbage (like one might with a marinade rub).
- Bake for 40 minutes, until crisped at the top and tender through the center.
- Pull it out of the oven, drop next to some other side-dish yummies, and enjoy!
+ have you tried roasted cabbage this way? how about other veggies? what's your fave? comment below or on Facebook!
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