Grilled Cabbage Skewers with Country Slaw

If you’ve got yourself a freshly picked, vibrant purple cabbage that deserves to be the centrepiece of a dish, this is one way to do it justice — brushed with thyme-infused butter, grilled, and dressed to the nines with flavours of garlic and mustard seed.

Preparation time Prep: 15 mins
cook 10 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • ½ purple cabbage
  • 1 bunch thyme
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 3 cloves garlic, microplaned (grated)
  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 1 tablespoon seeded mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Country Slaw
  • 1 green apple, cut into matchsticks (squeeze with a little lemon juice to prevent them browning during your prep)
  • 2 stems broccoli leaves, thinly sliced
  • Mustard flowers, optional
Recipe: Simon Toohey


  • 1Thread cross sections of cabbage onto a skewer, feed through until almost the entire skewer is filled with cabbage.
  • 2Place skewers on a hot grill pan. Use a bunch of thyme to brush melted margarine onto the cabbage. Grill for a few minutes and turn periodically until all sides of the cabbage begin to char.
  • 3Use a whisk to combine all of the ingredients for the dressing, taste and adjust the seasoning.
  • 4Toss the ingredients for the slaw together.
  • 5Place the slaw and grilled cabbage onto your serving plate. Spoon over dressing to serve.
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