Show some veggie love with teriyaki cabbage and tahini sauce! It’s a quick side that looks and tastes like all the effort.

Eating vegetables should not be a chore. You don’t need to feel virtuous or victorious after eating a salad. If that is how you feel, you need to make your vegetables more enticing! Dips and spreads can make raw veggies easier to chew (and are just more fun!), and different cooking methods drastically alter the presentation and taste. Think of green beans for example. They can be boiled until mushy or blanched till just soft with some crunch. They can be baked until soft or roasted till crispy. Add a sauce or spices and herbs, and each of these options are a new opportunity for you to find what you and your family like best.

I’ve only eaten purple cabbage raw (usually mixed in a coleslaw), and am not such a fan. I love purple cabbage’s vivid colour and the contrast it adds to a plate, but something felt lacking in this preparation method.  I decided to try baking it. And boy am I glad. It still looks vivid and adds contrast to the plate, but now it also tastes delish! Drizzled with tahini sauce and sprinkled with seasoned nuts and seeds, this is bursting with texture and flavours.

Challenge yourself to discover a new preparation method for an old vegetable. I’d love to hear about it!

Teriyaki Cabbage & Tahini Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

An impressive and flavourful veggie side that takes minutes to make!

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: vegetarian
Keyword: easy healthy recipes, vegetables
Servings: 8 people
  • 1/2 purple cabbage
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • NaturSource Salad Topper
  • tahini
  1. Slice cabbage in thin long slices or halves. Place on baking sheet

  2. Preheat oven to 350 F

  3. Combine soy sauce and sugar. Using a garlic press, chop garlic clove and add to mixture. Stir well. Pour over cabbage slices

  4. Sprinkle nuts & seeds over cabbage slices

  5. Bake for 10 minutes

  6. While baking, combine tahini with water until it's easy to pour

  7. Remove cabbage from oven. 

  8. To serve, sprinkle on more nuts & seeds if desired. Drizzle tahini sauce over cabbage

Recipe Notes

You can substitute mixed nuts and seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, favorite nuts, raisins/cranberries) if not using Salad Topper

Disclaimer: I received free product from NaturSource. All opinions and views are my own.