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Roasted Cabbage with Lime Peanut Sauce

This roasted cabbage with lime peanut sauce is a fun and different way to eat cabbage.

I know.

Yesterday I told you cookies were coming and today you happily click over here expecting life changing (ok, that’s a little presumptuous), healthy, carrot cake/coconut cake/lemon bar cookies and instead you see cabbage.

If this blog were a business, I’d probably have just lost a few customers. Good thing it isn’t.

I hope you’ll hear this one out.

Roasted Cabbage with Lime Peanut Sauce

Or at least, still come back tomorrow for cookies.

Roasted Cabbage

I’ve seen a few people roast cabbage recently and was definitely intrigued.

You cut some up for a recipe (like Irish coleslaw) that calls for a cup or maybe 2 cups at most and there’s still a huge chunk of the thing left.

There’s really only so much cabbage one can (happily) eat.

Roasting usually shrinks things so I figured this would at least make it feasible to finish the vegetable in one attempt. The next option was to freeze it and deal with the leftovers later.

I talk about this exact predicament in this air fryer cabbage recipe, which is another way to get super crispy flavorful cabbage also.

Roasted Cabbage with Peanut Lime Peanut

Thinking this would turn out anything but delicious was dumb.

#1 roasting makes everything taste better. That’s the truth.

#2 think of these like kale chips, except it’s not kale so anyone adverse to the whole “green” thing has no excuse.

#3 lime + peanuts + dijon mustard. Um, yum. This Thai flavor combination is exactly why I love sticky Thai chicken (which would actually be a great main course with this roasted red cabbage.

Roasted Cabbage with Lime Peanut Sauce

I snuck a few bites of this to try it out, refrained from eating the whole bowl right then and there thinking I’d save it for dinner in a few hours and then we ended up eating out at a Thai restaurant after a failed attempt to buy a quad an hour away from Craigslist.

The whole part about it missing an engine that they neglected to mention in the ad or on the phone kind of ruined the deal.

So now that I finally found a way to eat and enjoy a full head of cabbage, I’m going to end up with soggy leftovers.

Go figure.


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Roasted Cabbage with Lime Peanut Sauce

This roasted cabbage with lime peanut sauce is a fun and different way to eat cabbage.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 medium head of red cabbage sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup peanuts chopped
  • salt & pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Grease a baking sheet.
  • In a small bowl whisk together sesame oil, mustard, lime juice, salt & pepper.
  • Place sliced cabbage in a large bowl, pour dressing over it and toss well.
  • Spread cabbage onto baking sheet and roast for about 60 minutes until crispy, tossing occasionally.
  • Top with chopped peanuts and additional salt & pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 223mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine Thai
Course Side Dishes
Keyword asian roasted cabbage, roasted cabbage with lime peanut sauce

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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Rose-Magpie's Recipes

Saturday 28th of January 2012

I usually stir fry cabbage with some toasted mustard seeds and curry leaves and have never thought to roast it tho I'm totally with you on the roasting makes everything better thing. Cauliflower, squash, sweet potatoes.. this next!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers

Friday 27th of January 2012

Oh yum! I bet this is good! I never had roasted cabbage before, but I gotta give it a try!! I usually saute it with other vegetables and have it stir fry style.


Thursday 26th of January 2012

I love cabbage in all its many forms, but I have never tried it roasted. I will have to change that very soon. I'm having a hard time with the lime and red cabbage combo only because I did a pH experiment in school and the lime juice turned the cabbage hot pink.


Thursday 26th of January 2012

I love cabbage in all its many forms, and my life feels a touch incomplete since I have never roasted it. The lime and cabbage combo reminds me of chemistry when we used red cabbage as a pH indicator. I had a mental picture of the cabbage turning bright pink! Glad to see that wasn't the case.