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Grilled Cabbage with Sweet Chili Sauce

This recipe for grilled cabbage highlights tender napa cabbage, charred to perfection and slathered in a spicy sweet chili sauce.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time28 minutes
Total Time33 minutes
Course: side dishes
Cuisine: Chinese
Servings: 4
Author: Kevin



  • Preheat grill to 400°F.
  • Wash and remove any damaged outer leaves from cabbage. Rinse in a colander under cold running water. Shake each wedge dry to remove excess water, then pat them with a clean paper or cotton towel.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the cabbage lengthwise in half. Cut side up, drizzle each half with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Grill cut side down for 8 minutes, turning 90 degrees once for nice char marks.
  • Remove from grill, and turn cut side up on baking tray. Cover with foil and place back in grill to cook for another 20 minutes (See Note 1).
  • Remove foil, transfer to serving tray and cut each half into 2 pieces lengthwise. Pour the Sweet Chili Sauce over each and serve with sliced limes and cilantro on top.


For in kitchen cooking: Preheat oven to 400°F and use a grill pan to char the cabbage.
  1. I like it a little firm and not completely limp, so cook longer for your desired tenderness.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 71mg | Calcium: 186mg | Iron: 1mg