|Caesar Roasted Cabbage Wedges|
I feel sorry for green veggies around Thanksgiving. For some reason, they've become the ball and chain of holiday home-cooking! We focus on the bird, gratins, casseroles and desserts and at the last minute, we harrumph and throw some greens in a bowl (on a good year).
As an equal-opportunity food lover, I'm on a mission to make vegetables the centerpiece at my Thanksgiving table. Starting with these incredible Caesar Roasted Cabbage Wedges.
Green cabbage is the underdog of the underdogs during the holidays. Brussels sprouts tend to get the most love, and occasionally broccoli or cauliflower see a little action. But I can't say that I typically leap for a honkin' head of cabbage when I'm filling up my Thanksgiving cart.
I should, though, and so should you! Green cabbage is a nutrition powerhouse, packed with fiber, Vitamin K, Vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants, and its highly anti-inflammatory.Green cabbage has been linked to improved heart health, digestion, immune function and even cancer prevention (reference).
This mild, humble vegetable is a perfect vehicle for whatever flavor profile you're craving. Roasting cabbage wedges at high heat tenderizes the leaves and caramelizes the edges. This alone is delicious, but adding my homemade Caesar dressing takes it to another level of cruciferous goodness.
While you could substitute a store-bought Caesar (don't ask, don't tell), I highly recommend giving mine a try. I use shallots and onion powder for a unique and wonderful hint of sweetness and, of course, mine's 100% free from preservatives or damaging vegetable oils.
I guarantee this dish will stand up next to any other at the Thanksgiving table, and I hope it becomes a regular in your dinner rotation!