Get in your greens with some grilled goodness! We’re completing your summer picnic menu with these hearty steaks of cabbage that are infused with flavor. Drizzled in a simple, homemade lemon tahini dressing, this super satisfying side dish doubles as a plant-based main course.
Cabbage typically makes an appearance on your picnic table in the form of coleslaw. While we love a cool and refreshing coleslaw in the middle of summer (Check out four of our favorite coleslaw recipes here! >), we think this fiber-rich veggie needed a tasty update. Celebrate grill season with this vegan recipe that’s perfect for your next backyard barbecue. Your vegetarian guests will be thanking you!
The first step of these grilled greens? Fire up your grill and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Next, cut a medium-sized head of cabbage into four thick slices. Brush both sides of each cabbage steak with olive oil and season them with black pepper. Place them onto the grill and cook for about five to six minutes. Flip them over and cook the other side for another five to six minutes. Once finished, the steaks should be tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
Now that your steaks are ready, quickly whisk together the lemon tahini dressing. You will need one tablespoon of tahini, one clove of minced garlic, one tablespoon of lemon juice and one teaspoon of olive oil. You can add water to thin it out as needed. Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste, then drizzle it over your grilled cabbage steaks before digging in.
One of these Grilled Cabbage Steaks clocks in at just 121 calories. You can count it as two Extras and two Vegetables on your Nutrisystem program. That’s half of your daily Vegetable servings satisfied with one delicious recipe! Having trouble keeping track of your daily veggies and Extras? Use the NuMi Journal to keep yourself organized! Quickly and easily log your daily menu to ensure you’re staying on plan. Click here to log this recipe into your NuMi journal. >
Healthy Hacks: Make this veggie recipe a main course by serving it with a SmartCarb and PowerFuel! Top it with a serving of slivered almonds and a side of fresh watermelon. Throw on a slice of cheese and serve it in a whole grain bun. Add some grilled chicken and enjoy it over a side of seasoned brown rice or quinoa. Check out our extended Grocery Guide for more SmartCarb and PowerFuel ideas.
According to Medical News Today, this cruciferous vegetable has many health benefits. It has been shown to protect against cancer and boost immunity. “Cabbage can vary in color from green to red and purple, and the leaves can be smooth or crinkled,” says Medical News Today. Cabbage may also improve heart health and digestion, making it a great addition to your daily Vegetable servings. On Nutrisystem, we recommend eating at least four servings of non-starchy veggies each day.
What’s your favorite way to eat cabbage? Have you come up with your own unique cabbage recipe? Be sure to share it with us on our Recipe Submission page! This is the perfect place to share your family favorites with the Nutrisystem community. We can’t get enough of this 2-Step Sweet & Spicy Braised Cabbage submitted by Julie! Click here to learn more. >
Summer salad recipes are a staple that feature the season’s finest. The Leaf Weight Loss Blog is filled with healthy recipes for your Nutrisystem plan! Check out some of our favorite fresh, fun and filling salad recipes below:
- Greek Orzo Summer Salad >
- Watermelon Summer Salad with Quinoa >
- Asparagus Caprese Salad >
- Cacao Citrus Salad >
- Grilled Asparagus Caesar Salad >
- Grilled Romaine Salad with Honey Mustard Tahini Dressing! >
- Grilled Veggie Power Salad >
- Tomato Peach Salad >
- Watermelon Berry Salad >
- Green Goddess Salad >
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Calories per Serving: 121
On Nutrisystem, Count As: 2 Extras and 2 Vegetables
- 1 head cabbage, medium-sized
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil
- Black pepper, to taste
- 1 Tbsp. tahini
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Water, as needed
- Preheat grill and spray with nonstick spray.
- Cut cabbage into 4 thick slices. Brush both sides with olive oil and season with pepper.
- Cook cabbage on grill for 5-6 minutes. Flip and grill for another 5-6 minutes. Steaks should be tender on the inside and crispy on the outside.
- Whisk together the lemon tahini dressing and drizzle it on top of cabbage steaks.