Grilled Cabbage

I know, grilled cabbage, right? The thing I love about simple ingredients is that they might surprise you when you tweak them a bit. Typically I either stir fry or boil cabbage, but then the thought occurred to me when I was grilling some pizzas on my Kettle Pizza not too long ago. Why not throw some cabbage on the grill, get a bit of char on them, and serve it as a side dish? Years ago I did this with romaine lettuce and made a salad out of it and whoa was it ever awesome. Grilling lettuces, and cabbage really turns it into a whole new beast and elevates the flavor like you won’t believe.

Grilled Cabbage

Let’s get started.


  • 1/2 head of green cabbage, quartered
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • Salt, to your liking

Yep, that’s it, well, including a grill. A charcoal grill, preferably.

Start by heating your coals, and get them nice and gray. Lightly oil your cleaned grill grate, and lay the quartered cabbage on the grill, over indirect heat. Cook for about 30 minutes, or until you get a nice char on the cabbage and that it has cooked through. My preference is that you still have some crunch to it to add a bit of texture as a side dish. Remove the cabbage from the grill and drizzle with olive oil and shower with some kosher salt.

Nothing gets easier than this. It’s light, crisp, and super awesome as a side dish for about any meal. Consider it a basic salad and you are good to go. Hope you enjoy!


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Dax Phillips

Thank you for visiting my website. Truly, I do appreciate it. My free time and stress reliever is cooking for my family, friends, and everyone in between. The recipes you find on this site are those that I have either created, been part of, or those that I simply enjoy and have made my own in some shape, form, or other. My focus has always been on comfort food, because at the end of a long work day, you want something comforting. I currently am the father of three children, and married to a wonderful wife of thirteen years. There is nothing fancy with these recipes, just simple, and I will admit, not so simple ingredients, and a simple kitchen corner I can call my own. I learned early on that cooking and bringing family together was very important. After all, this notion of being together at dinner time was instilled early on by my parents. There are many memories of being in the kitchen with my parents, watching them cook, or preparing meals, or those home cooked smells while waiting for dinner. My parents who worked full-time, always had home cooked meals during the week, with the exception of Friday nights where we would enjoy a Wisconsin fish fry, and often on late afternoons on Sunday, where we would order Ann's pizza. I tend to cook by making things up. As a home cook, I think you have to take chances, and add or subtract ingredients that make up a dish, and make them your own. Remember to taste, and taste often. If a dish has potential, try it again, and make it your own. You should also note that I do not count calories, or break down recipes into grams of anything. To me, that's a bit boring. My philosophy is that if the food is good, eat it, and eat it in moderation. Life is just too short not to enjoy good food. Commonly Asked Questions: Can I use your photography/content on my website/blog? Please do not redistribute my photography or recipes without my permission. All of the recipes and photography on this website are my own unless noted, and is subjected to copyright  If you’d like to use a photograph or a recipe, please contact me for permission. Will you review my product/book/site? I am available for recipe development, food photography and/or styling, travel/press events, product reviews, brand promotion/ambassador, and sponsored posts. If you are interested in working with me, or if you have a question/comment regarding a recipe or about my blog, please send me an email.

2 thoughts to “Grilled Cabbage”

  1. I have a huge appreciate for vegetables that are simply grilled or roasted and dressed with olive oil, sea salt, and ground black pepper. I will definitely have to give this a shot!

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