Roasted Savoy Cabbage with Orange Vinaigrette


Easy Savoy cabbage recipes can be far and few between, especially ones that are as delicious as this whole roasted cabbage. The outer cabbage leaves blacken during the long cooking time, but when removed they reveal a meltingly tender center. Orange blossom water adds delicate aroma to the vinaigrette that's drizzled on top. Serve alongside roast beef or pork, or over mashed potatoes as a main course.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
6 servings


  • 1 head Savoy cabbage (about 2 pounds)

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil plus 1/4 cup, divided

  • ¼ cup orange juice

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot

  • 1 teaspoon white balsamic vinegar

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon sugar

  • 1/8 teaspoon orange blossom water

  • Pinch of crushed red pepper

  • ¼ cup hazelnuts, toasted and crushed

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • 1 tablespoon sumac (see Tip)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  2. Remove any cabbage leaves that are wilted or falling off. Place the cabbage, stem-side down, on the prepared pan and drizzle with 2 tablespoons oil. Roast until a skewer easily passes through to the center, about 2 hours.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk the remaining 1/4 cup oil, orange juice, garlic, shallot, vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, sugar, orange blossom water and crushed red pepper in a small bowl.

  4. To prepare za'atar, combine hazelnuts, sesame seeds and sumac in another small bowl.

  5. Remove charred outer leaves from the cabbage. Cut the cabbage into 6 wedges and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Drizzle the cabbage with the vinaigrette and sprinkle with the za'atar.


Tip: Made from the tart red berries of the Mediterranean sumac bush, this bright red spice has a fruity, sour flavor. Find ground sumac in Middle Eastern markets, well-stocked supermarkets and online.

To make ahead: Refrigerate vinaigrette and store za'atar airtight at room temperature (Steps 3 & 4) for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
18g Fat
10g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 slice cabbage
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Vitamin A 1133IU 23%
Vitamin C 40mg 44%
Folate 99mcg 25%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 47mg 11%
Potassium 323mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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