Grilled Purple Cabbage

A plate with a wedge serving of purple cabbage topped with a yogurt sauce and fresh dill.
This recipe is sponsored by Slap Yo' Daddy

The bright color of the grilled purple cabbage contrasts with the stark white of the yogurt sauce with pops of green from the fresh dill creating an attention-seeking side dish star of any meal.

The purple cabbage has a two-step cooking process initially being placed in a hot homemade brine before being grilled over hot charcoal. These combine to add flavor with an earthy smokey undertone.

The dill and cucumber sauce is a great addition to turn it from simply good cabbage to a stand-alone side dish.

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Wedges of red cabbage on a grill.
Once the red cabbage wedges are hot brined they are placed on the grill to cook and get a char.
A firk with a bite sized piece of red cabbage and yogurt dill sauce with the remain serving in the background.
The grilled purple cabbage with yogurt dill sauce can be served as a side dish or as part of a vegetarian offering.
A glass bowl with wedges of purple cabbage in it and the hot brine being poured over them.
The first step to the red cabbage cooking is a two hour soak in a hot brine.
A plate with a wedge serving of purple cabbage topped with a yogurt sauce and fresh dill.
The bright color of the purple cabbage contrasts well with the white of the yogurt sauce and the fresh green of the dill for an eye pleasing presentation.

Grilled Purple Cabbage Recipe

This recipe is sponsored by Slap Yo’ Daddy.
A plate with a wedge serving of purple cabbage topped with a yogurt sauce and fresh dill.
The purple cabbage initially goes through a hot brine process before being grilled and served with a yogurt dill sauce.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 20 minutes
Ready in 35 minutes
Servings 6
CourseSide Dish


Yogurt Dill Sauce

  • 1 small seedless cucumber
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 clove garlic

Pickling Brine

Purple Cabbage Preparation

  • 1 medium purple cabbage
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 sprig dill sliced


  • grill


Yogurt Dill Sauce

  • Half the cucumber and remove the seeds then finely grate.
  • In a bowl combine the yogurt, salt, lemon juice, fresh dill, and garlic. Stir to combine well.
  • Stir through the grated cucumber then chill untill needed.

Pickling Brine

  • Boil the water then add the cider vinegar, sugar, garlic, red chili flakes, and all-purpose rub. Stir until dissolved and turn off the heat.

Purple Cabbage Preparation

  • Remove any damaged outer leaves of the purple cabbage then cut into 6 even wedges.
  • In a large bowl add the purple cabbage wedges then pour over the hot pickling brine. Let sit for at least 30 minutes. Remove and drain.
  • Preheat a grill to a hot temperature.
  • Brush a little vegetable oil on each segment then grill on the prepared hot grill until there is a little char on each surface.

To Serve

  • Place the cabbage wedge on a serving plate then spoon-drizzle the yogurt dill sauce on top. Garnish with additional fresh dill.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 6gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 446mgPotassium: 512mgFiber: 4gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 1741IUVitamin C: 83mgCalcium: 140mgIron: 2mg

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