Grilled Cabbage with Honey Mustard Dressing [MMAZ]

Let’s talk about cabbage.

The humble cabbage

The humble cabbage (plus honey mustard dressing)

Such a funny, unassuming (and perhaps under-rated) vegetable. Prior to this winter, I’m not sure if I had ever purchased a whole head of cabbage. Pre-shredded bags of coleslaw mix, sure, but a head of cabbage? Probably not…

This winter, however, I discovered the joys of cabbage, both green and purple, after receiving a head cabbage in a Bounty Box from Relay Foods. Unsure of what to do with my cabbage, I turned to the blog world, where I was inspired by Sarah to cut my cabbage into wedges and roast it in the oven. The resulting wedge salad I created was terrific, and I realized that as with most vegetables, roasting a cabbage is the way to go–the natural sugars caramelize, creating a delicious result. A cabbage is, after all, pretty much just a large brussels sprout, and who doesn’t love roasted brussels sprouts?!

Grilling cabbage

Grilling cabbage

When my parents came into town this weekend and our talks turned to dinner cooked on our new grill, I remembered the lovely savoy cabbages that I had seen at the City Market the past few weeks and began dreaming about grilled cabbage, topped with a dressing inspired by Tim‘s idea for a cashew cream veggie dip and Sarah‘s honey mustard dressing. The result was superb–crispy edges, soft interior, and a dressing with a perfect amount of sweetness, tanginess, and body. It’s a perfect spring recipe as the weather warms to grilling temperatures, but the last of the winter veggies are still lingering at the market.

Grilled Cabbage with Honey Mustard Dressing

Grilled Cabbage with Honey Mustard Dressing

Grilled Cabbage with Honey Mustard Dressing


  • One head of (savoy) cabbage
  • Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cashews, soaked for 4 – 8 hours and drained (discard the soaking water)
  • apple cider vinegar
  • whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • soy sauce/tamari
  • water


Remove outer leaves from the cabbage; wash and slice into wedges. Arrange wedges on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.

Combine remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.

Grill cabbage wedges until softened, about 5 – 8 minutes per side. Drizzle dressing over the cooked wedges; pass additional dressing around the table, as needed.



A big thanks to Heather for hosting today’s Meatless Monday from A – Z link-up. Be sure to check out the other recipes created for today’s link party for inspiring and creative ways to cook with cabbage.


What is your favorite way to prepare cabbage?


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  1. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen · · Reply

    As I said in my post today: how DON’T I love cabbage? ;) Love the spin on this dressing, and how gorgeous are those grill marks?!?! If only I had a grill…

    1. Pas de Duex Blog · · Reply

      You are welcome to come use my grill any time!

  2. Kristina · · Reply

    I wondered if cabbage would be good on the grill… I am definitely going to have to try!

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