grilled cabbage salad with buffalo celery ranch

by Kristina Sloggett

in appetizers, Dinner, Gluten Free, grilling, Meatless Monday, recipes, Vegan

grilled cabbage salad with buffalo celery ranch

We had pre-funked all week with margaritas and enchiladas and margaritas, so when Cinco de Mayo rolled around, what do you think we served yesterday for our little shindig?

Hummus and olives and pickled veggies and hot peppers. A big ol’ mess of it – it was a deliciously beautiful spread – a Mediterranean antipasti feast.

…and I did not get one photo.

I enjoyed my Sunday. Did you?

Saturday we grilled.

Look at this:

grilled cabbage salad with buffalo celery ranch

When I was thinking how to prepare my cabbage last week, I considered grilling it. We love grilled romaine around here – platters of it have disappeared at pool parties (I can still see my old boss walking around my deck making everyone try a leaf…). We ended up not grilling last week, but I was left wondering how grilled cabbage would taste. I had a very specific idea of how I would hope it would turn out…

Lindsey from Pas de Deux did grill cabbage last week – and her recipe is what I chose to recreate for round two of cabbage week.


grilled cabbage salad with buffalo celery ranch


grilled cabbage salad with buffalo celery ranch

I dressed mine differently, and sorta ripped the wedges up into this big beautiful grilled pile, and it was fantastic and exactly what I had hoped it would be. I added some buffalo sauce (Franks Red Hot) to my celery ranch dressing, and topped the salad with cashews for crunch. A simple and unique salad.

To see Lindsey’s version, visit her here.

grilled cabbage salad with buffalo celery ranch


Visit Heather for more cabbage cookin’…



{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 6, 2013 at 5:40 am

Ha, you obviously can’t get enough of margaritas! 😀

It’s *finally* getting warmer over here, and I can see the BBQ on the horizon! The idea to put cabbage on the grill is wonderful, I’ll try that out for sure!


2 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

I think you two will enjoy it!


3 Kath (My Funny Little Life) May 6, 2013 at 5:41 am

(Yay for an online window btw – let’s see how long it lasts! 😉 )


4 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:29 am

it is SO GOOD to hear from you!! XXO


5 Heather (Where's the Beach) May 6, 2013 at 5:44 am

I’ve not grilled cabbage yet. This looks fantastic (of course). Love that you went in the totally opposite direction for Cinco de Mayo 😉 We had BBQ tempeh sandwiches.


6 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:28 am

ha! yep, just like us, completely unrelated.


7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 6, 2013 at 6:14 am

Grilled or broiled is my favorite way to eat cabbage. Love that you added your ranch. And the your Mexican holiday went rogue. Well played.


8 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:22 am

right? I was done with Mexican food by the time it rolled around. blogger publishing problems.


9 Lindsey @ Pas de Deux May 6, 2013 at 7:01 am

So glad you enjoyed the grilled cabbage! Your dressing sounds great. I will have to try this next time (or perhaps with some grilled romaine!).


10 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

I’m so glad you did it, so I knew it would be good! it turned out exactly as I imagined… cheers!


11 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 6, 2013 at 9:16 am

Considering how much I obsessively love roasted cabbage, I can only imagine how delicious it is grilled. I have been wanting to grill Romaine forever as well.

If only I had a grill upon which to perform these feats of culinary greatness.


12 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:21 am

we’ve been loving grilled romaine for years – now cabbage may be our new fave (stays crunchier!).


13 Tearei May 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I’m fairly certain I could eat most any veggie grilled on a BBQ :) Haven’t tried cabbage yet, but I have really been wanting to do arugula since I saw it done on the Food Network.

Adding this to my list for the week!


14 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:16 am

girl, stick with me – we’ve been grillin’ romaine for years!


15 Heather @ Better With Veggies May 6, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I love your version – you know I love to add buffalo sauce to just about anything. :)


16 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:15 am

I know, I do too (in fact, right now I have two open bottles in the fridge! no idea how that happened…) 😉


17 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets May 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Wow, you make even cabbage appealing. The addition of cashews is brilliant.


18 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:07 am

hee hee, I know, who’da thunk it? turns out, it is REALLY good grilled!

and you know me, cashews on nearly everything. 😉


19 Shirley @ gfe & All Gluten-Free Desserts May 6, 2013 at 7:46 pm

“Pre-funked” … love it! And great idea for this salad! :-)



20 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:06 am

well, you know Shirley – us bloggers have to make holiday recipes ahead of time, right? 😉 by the holiday, we were ready for another kind of food! 😉



21 Maureen | Orgasmic Chef May 6, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I’m intrigued by the celery ranch dressing. I must try.


22 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:05 am

I hope you like it, Maureen – I have had several positive reports back already. it is a thinner consistency (which I prefer) but pretty darn good!


23 Debbie @ Healthy Running Mom May 7, 2013 at 9:47 am

OOH, Yum,
This looks great!


24 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

thanks Debbie – we cannot wait to make more this weekend, SO good!


25 Barbara May 7, 2013 at 11:55 am

Question….do you drizzle the cabbage with oil before you place on the grill? This looks awesome and I’d like to try to make it.


26 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:03 am

hi Barbara – yes I did – I actually use coconut oil for pretty much everything, so I brushed it on before grilling. (you can easily drizzle any oil you like). and watch them, they do not take long! enjoy!


27 Somer May 7, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Oh girl, I gotta try grilling the cabbage like that… You’re killing me!


28 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 11:00 am

you must. really. SO good!


29 Eileen May 7, 2013 at 9:05 pm

I can relate–I totally got no pictures of anything this weekend! (This was actually not that great since 1. my camera battery ran out at 2. a family wedding. But it’s ok.) But grilled cabbage is such a fantastic idea! I can just imagine all the smoky flavors with the crunch of cabbage…yay!


30 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:59 am

oops, weddings are when you want the photos! that’s okay, you got to relax and truly enjoy, right?

and yes – the smoky grilled flavor with the crunchy cabbage – SO good!


31 debbie May 8, 2013 at 3:35 am

I’ve never seen cabbage cooked this way and I love it!!! I will have to try it. Looks like it could be addictive!


32 Kristina Sloggett May 8, 2013 at 10:56 am

it was really good – with that grill flavor, a little bit of crunch…


33 Kelly Klepfer May 8, 2013 at 7:41 pm

oooh grilled cabbage and grilled romaine. I’ve never thought of it. I LOVE roasted and grilled veggies. Totally going to try this. Thanks.


34 Kristina Sloggett May 13, 2013 at 7:26 am

we’ve loved grilled romaine for years – never thought to try another type, so glad I did!


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