When it comes to holiday entertaining, finding simple recipes that'll please all of your guests can be quite a feat. One Nashville holistic chef, Laura Lea Goldberg, has come up with an incredibly delicious and easy side dish recipe that's both flavorful and elegant for a Christmas lunch or dinner.
"This recipe is my response to the allegation that veggies are boring! Particularly this time of year, there’s a collective grimace at having to include something green on the holiday table. Roasting nutrient-dense cabbage wedges softens them on the inside, while caramelizing the edges. Hot out of the oven, my one-step Caesar Dressing seeps into each crevice, yielding an addicting combination of classic and modern flavor. This veggie dish will stand up to anything else at your festive meals!"
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We're excited to share (and taste!) Laura Lea's recipe. Enjoy!
Caesar Roasted Cabbage Time: 20 minutes; serves 8
Caesar Dressing 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard 1/2 teaspoon maple syrup (sub honey) 1 teaspoon low-sodium Tamari (sub soy sauce) 2 tablespoons minced shallots (sub 1 clove garlic) 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 teaspoon sea salt 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (omit if using garlic clove) A pinch of black pepper
Roasted Cabbage 1 large head green cabbage 1 tablespoon olive oil A pinch of sea salt Optional: extra lemon juice for garnish
Caesar Dressing Combine all ingredients in a high-powered blender and puree until smooth. Dressing will keep tightly sealed in the refrigerator up to 3 days.
Roasted Cabbage Make Caesar dressing and refrigerate. Preheat oven to 425˚F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice cabbage head into 8 equal parts, then gently place them side by side on baking sheet. Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Roast wedges for 20-25 minutes, or until tender with golden brown edges. Serve wedges immediately with a generous drizzle of Caesar dressing. Squeeze on extra lemon juice, if desired.