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Roasted Cabbage, Apple, and Pecan Salad with Balsamic-Mustard Sauce

This easy side dish is simple to make and keeps well in the refrigerator as leftovers. I love that it is low in calories, but high in flavor and uses whole food ingredients that I typically have in my kitchen. So go ahead and shock your family with this amazing, flavorful, and simple cabbage and apple recipe! Find more healthy recipes at www.groundedandsurrounded.com
Course: Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine: Gluten Free
Servings: 4



  • 1/2 large head roughly chopped cabbage
  • (optional) use both red and green cabbage (because it's pretty)
  • 1/2 large diced apple
  • 3 Tbsp chopped pecans
  • salt and pepper


  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 5 drops liquid Stevia


Roasted Cabbage

  • Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat or parchment paper and spread cabbage chunks.
  • Spray lightly with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Roast in oven for 15 minutes or until cabbage in softened and beginning to brown. The brown outer edges are so flavorful! Let the cabbage cool enough to handle before chopping into smaller pieces for the salad.


  • Mix all dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Taste test. ...Yep, it's delicious!


  • Add chopped cabbage, apple and pecans to a medium sized bowl. Pour in dressing. Stir to combine and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve warm or at room temperature.


One color of cabbage can be used, but oh how pretty both the purple and green look! In that case, use 1/2 of one head of cabbage.
Regular balsamic vinegar is fine if you do not have white balsalmic vinegar in your pantry.
Calories per serving: 90 calories