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What is a char-grilled cabbage steak you ask?  Delightfully delicious, is my response.  When char-grilled the cabbage takes on a sweet, buttery, smoky flavor; and the steak edges get a bit crispy adding a layer of texture to the tender bite of the cabbage. Prior to grilling, the cabbage steak is lightly brushed with olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.  The steak is delicious on its own and makes a great addition to any meal and can stand alone as the star of the show.  However, add a delightful whole grain mustard sauce and wowzah!  The tang and texture of whole grain mustard blends well with a creamy base and compliments the flavors of the char-grilled cabbage, adding a pop of excitement.  Char-Grilled Cabbage Steaks with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce makes a great summer salad and pairs exceptionally well with bratwurst, making this dish perfect for fun in the sun!


  • 1 Medium cabbage, green
  • 2 Tbsps. Olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  • 3 Tbsps. Whole grain mustard
  • 3 Tbsps. Greek yogurt, plain *
  • Fresh chives or parsley, chopped (optional)
Main Ingredient(s): Cabbage

*Substitutions: sour cream, mayo or ranch dressing


  • Trim cabbage by removing damaged outer leaves and cutting brown off the core end. Do not remove core. Wash cabbage and pat dry with a clean paper towel.
  • Place cabbage, core side down, on cutting board. Slice cabbage into 3/4-inch steaks cutting from top to bottom (core will help hold together). Save scraps to add to salads/stir-fry.
  • Brush both sides of cabbage steaks with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Set aside.
  • Pre-heat grill on medium-high. While grill is heating, blend whole grain mustard and yogurt in bowl. Chop chives or fresh parsley. Set aside.
  • When grill is hot, carefully arrange cabbage steaks leaving space in between. Lower lid. Let cook for about 4-5 minutes per side, until they’re crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
  • Remove from grill, top with Whole Grain Mustard Sauce and chopped chives and serve.

Storage Tips: Store cabbage in crisper drawer of refrigerator in a plastic bag to hold in natural moisture. Don’t wash or cut until needed, if only using a partial head, tightly wrap remainder to store.  An uncut cabbage will last up to two months when stored properly.

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Published On: June 26, 2023