Wednesday, April 3, 2019


When we had our recent harvest of napa cabbage, we needed to find some ways to cook it. We found this recipe from Cooking Light.  It was yummy!

Full recipe at the end of this post.

We started with a beautiful napa cabbage.

Sweet and sour sauce for cabbage
Then you make the sweet and sour sauce of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, dijon mustard, garlic, salt and pepper.  

Stir together, taste for seasoning (if you need more salt, etc).  Plus it's just darn good!

Brush cabbage with sauce
Cut the cabbage head lengthwise into quarters.

Cabbage cut side down with sauce in oven
Coat one cut side and place that side down on a baking sheet.  Roast the cabbage in a 450 degree oven for about 6 minutes.  Remove, coat the other cut side with sauce and place that cut side down and roast for 6 minutes more.  

Remove from oven and turn broiler onto high.

Place them cut sides up, baste well with remaining sauce and place back in oven.

Broil on High for about 3 or 4 minutes or until it starts to brown and caramelize. 

Remove from oven.  It will have nice brown bits and edges and the sauce has flavored it beautifully. 

Sweet and sour oven roasted napa cabbage
Serve a wedge and enjoy!  We had it alongside a farro and beef dish that 2nd Man makes.  It was a great accompaniment!  Soft, full of sweet and sour flavor and the caramelized crispy bits of cabbage are just wonderful.

  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 TBSP brown sugar
  • 2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 head of Napa cabbage

Step by step instructions, as usual are above.



  1. This looks delicious! What a beautiful dish.
    I have some regular cabbage in the refrigerator that needs to be used. So I'm going to make this. Thanks for the recipe!

    (Google has changed up some things. Hope this posts as my usual name - Texas Rose).

  2. YUM YUM! I am definitely trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Annster's Domain

  3. This sounds wonderful! I love the way it's roasted. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  4. Looks Fantastic. Maybe next time add some grilled bacon along with a few croutons to sprinkle on top.(everything's better with bacon) :)

  5. Ok I am so going to make this! Looks fabulous

  6. I wish that I lived closer, I would just show up around lunchtime! :)


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