Crispy Cabbage Steaks

cabbage steaks

Let’s make Crispy Cabbage Steaks

If you’ve been wondering how to make this cheap and overlooked ingredient into a delicious steak, look no further. This plant based recipe is perfect as a side or as a sharing plate. The cabbage is sliced into ‘steaks’ then covered in a delicious olive oil and herb dressing, giving it loads of flavour. 

What ingredients will I need?

Cabbage– for this recipe, a simple white cabbage has been used. You can absolutely use something like Chinese Cabbage or even Savoy cabbage.

Olive oil- Extra virgin olive oil is best for this, so you can actually taste the dressing. The better the olive oil, the more delicious the recipe. Cheap olive oil is usually tasteless, or not a very good quality. But high quality extra virgin olive oil is fantastic in recipes like this. 

Herbs- Using fresh herbs such as chives will give this recipe so much flavour. You want to think of the cabbages as a blank canvas, with loads of flavour needing to be added.

Salt- Great recipes need lots of seasoning, don’t be scared to add in loads of that delicious salt. 

crispy cabbage steaks vegan recipe

Cooking Tips:

Fry on both sides- This might sound simple, but making sure each side has been sizzled in a high heat will help the crispy texture. 

Can I oven bake this? Yes, absolutely, you can pop the coated cabbage steaks in a pan in the oven to crisp up nicely, I’d recommend 180ºC fan for around 20 minutes, turning at the last 5. 

Brush the dressing evenly- Make sure each side of the cabbage is coated in the dressing so the flavour seeps through into all the layers.

What can I serve this with? It’s amazing as a side dish but also works brilliantly with a whipped feta style base. Find a similar recipe here. 

cabbage steaks

Crispy Cabbage Steaks

Wondering how to make the viral cabbage steaks? This recipe is plant based, cheap and easy to make.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 white cabbage sliced into ‘steaks’
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil

For the olive oil dressing

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped chives
  • 1/2 lemon squeezed

For the 'parmesan'

  • 2 heaped tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds


  • Start by slicing the cabbage into steaks then fry in olive oil and salt on one side until golden
  • Blitz the nutritional yeast and seeds in a food processor to create the 'parmesan'
  • Meanwhile make the dressing by mixing all of the ingredients together
  • Using a pastry brush, coat the cabbage steaks then sprinkle with the vegan Parmesan and flip in the pan, continue to fry until golden and delicious

Crispy Cabbage Steaks Vegan Easy Recipe

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