Saturday, May 5, 2012

Roasted Cabbage Wedges.

I typically steer clear of all Martha Stewart projects & recipes, because…well, I’m not Martha frickin’ Stewart.  I don’t have 5 types of flour, 12 types of rice, or 16 flavors of olive oil in my pantry.  I don’t have a ceramic Le Creuset cassoulet dish (though I wish I did) or a double boiler, or 48 hours in my day.  Heaven help me, I don’t have any pink sea salt or smoked salt or any salts other than salt-flavored salt.

I like my recipes to have as few ingredients as possible, and as few steps as possible.  If I can go from prep-to-meal in under 30 minutes, my life is a happy place.

So, imagine my surprise when I discovered a Martha Stewart recipe that meets my requirements.

A cookie sheet?  An oven?  Some leftover cabbage?  I have all these things, Martha!



1 small head of cabbage, cleaned & outer leaves discarded, cut into 8 wedges (I had half a head leftover, so I made 4 wedges)

olive oil (I used garlic flavored olive oil…because that’s the ONE flavored olive oil I DO have…in yo FACE, Martha.)

sea salt

cracked black pepper

lemon juice (1/2 lemon)



Heat the oven to 450F.

Spread wedges on a cookie sheet, lightly drizzle (or spritz, in my case) both sides of each wedge with olive oil:

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Then sprinkle each side of each wedge w/ some S&P.

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Stick in the oven & roast for 12 minutes, then flip, and roast for 12 more minutes or until the edges are brown.

Remove from the oven, and squeeze the lemon juice over the wedges.

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WOW.  Just….WOW.  Simple, and delicious.  The sweetness of the cooked cabbage + the tart from the lemon, all enhanced by the tinge of salt?  Just perfect simplicity.  And the calories are essentially neglible.  An awesome quick side dish.


I served it with grilled corn on the cob & some leftover pulled BBQ chicken.


NutriFacts: (2 wedges per serving)

Calories 54.9

  Total Fat 1.6 g

  Saturated Fat 0.2 g

  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g

  Monounsaturated Fat 0.9 g

  Cholesterol 0.0 mg

  Sodium 70.9 mg

  Potassium 440.9 mg

  Total Carbohydrate 9.8 g

  Dietary Fiber 4.1 g

  Sugars 0.0 g

  Protein 2.6 g

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