This basic recipe for curry roasted cabbage is a super flavorful way to use cabbage. It is naturally vegan, whole-30 approved, paleo and gluten-free. Serve it with tofu, meat or fish.

Curry Roasted Cabbage with lemon and cilantro. An easy low-carb and vegan side dish. Healthy Seasonal Recipes #keto #sidedish #lowcarb #cabbage #curry #glutenfree

This month is going by so fast I think if I close my eyes for longer than a second it will be April already! Not that I am complaining, since mud season is not really my favorite. I am looking forward to the snow melting, and throwing open the doors and windows on a warm day to let the air into the house. We are so close!

But at the same time, I feel like I have a lot of cooler weather cooking to get to before spring cleaning, gardening, grilling and salad season begins. {Actually I have been spring cleaning for weeks, but that’s another story.}

Since I started on my produce spotlight series, I have become hyper aware of the fact that I have an endless list of veggie side dish ideas to share with you. I know that’s why you come here. And I have glaring omissions. Like roasted cabbage for example. I’ll get to that in a second.Curry Roasted Cabbage with lemon and cilantro. An easy low-carb and vegan side dish. Healthy Seasonal Recipes #keto #sidedish #lowcarb #cabbage #curry #glutenfree

First, I must say, cabbage– it’s not sexy. I know. But if you aspire to base your diet on locally sourced ingredients-which I do, then well- you gotta eat it. I covered cabbage in my Produce Spotlight earlier this year, because it is a great cold weather vegetable because it stores so well. We often get heads of cabbage through the winter in our CSA share. Last week we got another one. And I already had a couple in the fridge!

So knowing what to do with a head (or two) of cabbage, besides making coleslaw, is important. And useful! Especially in the colder months, when you don’t really want to eat cold food.Curry Roasted Cabbage with lemon and cilantro. An easy low-carb and vegan side dish. Healthy Seasonal Recipes #keto #sidedish #lowcarb #cabbage #curry #glutenfree

So I turned on my oven, and turned up the flavor and made curry roasted cabbage. I love the way the cabbage becomes sweeter when it is cooked this way.

How To Make Curry Roasted Cabbage

  • I used coconut oil for this recipe because the flavor of coconut and curry work well together. The trick is to liquify the coconut oil (I do so in the microwave) then to stir it into the cabbage. If you don’t drizzle it and stir immediately, the oil will hit the cold cabbage and go back to its solid state. You can also use avocado oil if you prefer.
  • Curry powder varies widely depending on what brand you buy. I used this one. But hot curry would also be yummy.
  • I found a head of cabbage to 1 tablespoon curry powder was a good ratio. Since this is a side dish, I didn’t want to go overboard with too much curry. One tablespoon provided enough feisty flavor without becoming medicinal.
  • I used a hot oven to roast the veggies. 400 degrees is a good temp it’s hot enough to get browning but not so much so that the pieces on the edge of the pans burn. If you have a convection setting on your oven- 400 degrees still work, but keep a closer eye on the cabbage. It will be done in less time. Rotate the pans as directed, but check it at 17 minutes.
  • For added flavor, balance and brightness I finished the cabbage with cilantro and lemon juice. This really helps make the spices in the curry pop!

Curry Roasted Cabbage with lemon and cilantro. An easy low-carb and vegan side dish. Healthy Seasonal Recipes #keto #sidedish #lowcarb #cabbage #curry #glutenfree

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Curry Roasted Cabbage. A simple cooking technique for cabbage that really adds a ton of flavor and interest. It's low-carb, vegan, gluten-free, paleo and whole-30 approved! #keto #sidedish #lowcarb #grainfree #whole30 #paleorecipe #cabbage

Curry Roasted Cabbage


Curry Roasted Cabbage with lemon and cilantro. This is a super easy way to prepare cabbage that adds tons of flavor and interest for very little effort. Don’t be alarmed if it looks like a lot of cabbage. It will cook down quite a bit.


  • 1 head green or savoy cabbage, large diced, 12 cups
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat two large baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. Toss cabbage with oil in a large bowl. Sprinkle with curry and salt and toss again to coat. Spread out on the two sheet pans.
  3. Roast stirring once, and rotating pans top to bottom, until tender and browned in places, 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from the oven, and serve with lemon and cilantro.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2/3 cup
  • Calories: 67 calories
  • Fat: 4 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 9 grams
  • Fiber: 4 grams
  • Protein: 2 grams

Keywords: Roasted cabbage,curry cabbage

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