Roasted Cabbage w. Almond Sesame Sauce + Herbs

Overview

Like broccoli, cauliflower, collards and kale, cabbage is a cruciferous vegetable. One of my favourite veggies for lots of reasons including: high anti-oxidants, prebiotics, vitamin K, B6 and plant based calcium.

Ingredients

  • 1 head of green cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp virgin coconut oil, melted
  • sea salt + pepper, to taste
  • 1-2 cloves fresh garlic, pressed or finely minced 
  • 1/4 cup almond butter 
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 Tbsp coconut aminos 
  • 2 tsp. sesame oil 
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup raw pistachios, shelled 
  • Lime wedges, for garnish

Preparation Method

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Chop cabbage into wedges. Remove as much of the core as your can. Place the wedges onto lined baking sheet + drizzle with coconut oil. Spice up the wedges with sea salt, pepper and prepared garlic. I used each pretty liberally. 
  3. Roast cabbage for 12 minutes. Remove pan from the oven, flip each piece of cabbage, and pop back in oven to roast for an additional 8 minutes.
  4. While cabbage is roasting, make your dressing:  In small sauce pot, add almond butter, water, lemon juice, coconut aminos + sesame oil, and heat on medium. Stir constantly as it heats up, and remove from heat once it combines to a creamy sauce. If too thick, simply add more water a Tbsp. at a time until it reaches your desired consistency.
  5. Remove cabbage from the oven and drizzle with almond sesame dressing. Top with fresh cilantro, basil + mint, and pistachios.
    Serve with fresh and juicy lime wedges + enjoy. 

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