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smoked cabbage

Smoked Cabbage Recipe

Smoked Cabbage recipe makes for a keto fabulous side dish. Cabbage is slow smoked on the grilled and topped with a creamy pear-lime sauce.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
5 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: BBQ
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 303kcal
Author: Marwin Brown



  • 1 large green or purple cabbage
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh herbs (cilantro or thyme sprigs)


  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 whole limes juiced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 pear (green) cored and chopped roughly
  • 1 jalapeno de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions trimmed, green and white parts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper



  • Adjust the heat on the smoker to low and cover. Allow the heat to reach 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Remove the thin outer leaves from the cabbage. Cut the cabbage in half in the direction of the core and then half each to create quarters
  • Coat the cabbage with 1/2 the olive oil and season it to taste with salt and pepper..
  • Arrange the cabbage quarters on their side on a smoker tray. Place the tray in the smoker and cover. Smoke the cabbage with the smooth side down for 20 minutes. Flip and smoke on one of the wedge sides another 20 minutes. Then flip to remaining uncooked wedge side and smoke for the last 20 minutes. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with sauce.


  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix well. If too thick feel free to add more of the liquid ingredients. Taste and tweak as necessary.


Make a "mop" with the remaining oil and additional spices. Mop the wedges about 10 minutes before removing wedges from smoker.
Depending on desired doneness, you can finish in the oven (roasted 10-15 minutes at about 350 degrees).


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 1236mg | Potassium: 457mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 91.1mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 1.4mg
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