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Red Cabbage Steaks with Cilantro Pesto

  • Author: Jessi Heggan
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 steaks 1x
  • Method: Oven
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Hearty red cabbage steaks topped with a cilantro pesto. A delicious plant-based meal.



Red Cabbage Steaks

  • 1 medium red cabbage
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Cilantro Pesto

  • 2 cups cilantro, fresh
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup pecans
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice


  1. Preheat oven to 400 and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Slice the cabbage steaks ½ inch thick starting from the top all the way through the bottom (leave the core in).
  3. Lay the ‘steaks’ on a baking sheet and sprinkle with olive oil and salt.
  4. Bake at for 25 minutes or until softened and slightly crispy.
  5. While the steaks are cooking prepare the cilantro pesto. Add the cilantro, spinach, garlic and pecans to a food processor or blender and puree until finely chopped.
  6. Add the olive oil, vinegar and lime juice and blend until fully incorporated and smooth.
  7. Top the red cabbage steaks with cilantro pesto and serve immediately.

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