Grilled Cabbage Chopped Salad with Herbed Buttermilk Dressing

Grilling cabbage enhances its natural sweetness and adds a little smoky goodness that amps up the flavor of this simple salad.

Grilled cabbage chopped salad
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • ¼ cup sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk

  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh chives, plus more for garnish

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper, divided

  • ½ medium head cabbage, quartered lengthwise

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced

  • ½ cup thinly sliced radishes

  • 2 large hard-boiled eggs, crumbled


  1. Preheat grill to medium-high.

  2. Whisk sour cream, buttermilk, chives, lemon juice, garlic powder and 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large bowl. Set aside.

  3. Brush cabbage with oil and grill, flipping occasionally, until slightly charred and tender, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a cutting board and let cool for 5 minutes.

  4. Remove the cabbage core and discard. Chop the cabbage. Add to the dressing along with carrots, radishes and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with eggs. Garnish with chives, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

145 Calories
9g Fat
13g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 145
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 6g 12%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Vitamin A 5461IU 109%
Vitamin C 50mg 56%
Vitamin D 22IU 6%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 74mcg 19%
Vitamin K 94mcg 78%
Sodium 242mg 11%
Calcium 96mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 25mg 6%
Potassium 406mg 9%
Zinc 1mg 9%

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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