Low-Carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon (Video)
Low-Carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon is a perfect low-carb side dish for corned beef or any other kind of meat. And if you’re a cabbage fan, I promise you will make this over and over!
Watch the video to see if you’d like to make Roasted Cabbage with Lemon!
It’s March and one thing I love about this month is the way cabbage goes on sale at almost every grocery store in the U.S. Of course that’s because so many Americans make Corned Beef and Cabbage for St. Patrick’s day, never mind the fact that it’s not really an authentic Irish dish. And I love both corned beef and cabbage no matter how you cook them, so I’m always happy to cook either one of them, especially when they’re on sale!
Years ago I cooked some corned beef and made this amazing Low-carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon to serve with it, and since then I’ve made this over and over and loved it every time I made it. And since cabbage is cheap right now, I’m featuring this favorite way to cook cabbage for Friday Favorites this week to see if I can encourage you to try it. The roasted cabbage has lemon and olive oil brushed on before it cooks, and this is so amazingly delicious that I think most anyone who likes roasted veggies would love it. And if you forced me to choose my very favorite cabbage recipe, this would be the one I’d pick.
And thanks to reader participation there is are slightly improved instructions for this recipe. On the advice e-mailed to me by a reader whose name I can no longer remember, I now keep the strip of core on each piece of cabbage when I cut the cabbage into wedges, which makes turning it over on the pan much easier. You can cut that away when you eat the wedge of cabbage, or if your cabbage is small and young the core might taste fine.
Even if you’re not cooking corned beef and cabbage this month I strongly encourage you to cook some cabbage using this method! And think about this tasty method for cooking cabbage any time you need an easy low-carb side dish to go with meat.
How to Make Low-Carb Roasted Cabbage with Lemon:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe, including nutritional information.)
- Start preheating oven, then cut one head of cabbage into 8 wedges, cutting through the core. (I used to trim the core but a reader shared that if you leave it on the wedges stay together better, and you can easily cut it off as you eat it.)
- Arrange cabbage pieces on a large baking sheet that you’ve sprayed with olive oil or non-stick spray.
- Whisk together the olive oil and lemon juice.
- Use a pastry brush to brush the top sides of the cabbage with the olive oil/lemon juice mixture and season generously with salt and fresh ground black pepper. Turn carefully and repeat with the second side.
- Roast cabbage 15 minutes, or until the side touching the pan is nicely browned, then turn each piece carefully.
- Then roast the cabbage 10-15 minutes more on the second side, or until it’s done to your liking.
- Serve the cabbage hot, with extra lemon slices for people to squeeze on a bit more lemon juice if they’d like.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
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Keto Stuffed Cabbage ~ I Breathe I’m Hungry
Low-Carb Stuffed Peppers with Beef, Sausage, and Cabbage ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Lucy’s Skillet Cabbage ~ CopyKat Recipes
Vietnamese Cabbage Salad with Chicken and Cilantro ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spicy Cabbage ~ Barefeet in the Kitchen
I like three tablespoons of lemon juice, but if you're not a huge lemon fan you might want less. This recipe adapted slightly from Roasted Cabbage with Lemon at Eat Repeat.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 149mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
I like three tablespoons of lemon juice, but if you're not a huge lemon fan you might want less.
This recipe adapted slightly from Roasted Cabbage with Lemon at Eat Repeat.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Not only is cabbage a wonderfully nutritious cruciferous vegetable, but it’s also one of the lowest carb vegetables around, making this a perfect side dish or vegetarian main dish for any low-carb eating plan, including Paleo and Keto, as well as any phase of the South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted March 2010. It was last updated and featured as a Friday Favorites pick on March 6, 2020.