Smoked Cabbage Recipe

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Jordan Modified: December 24, 2021
Smoked Cabbage Recipe


How To Make Smoked Cabbage

Add another recipe to your keto-friendly list with this smoked cabbage dish. It's slow-smoked then served with a pear and lime sauce.

Prep: 5 mins
Rest: 5 mins
Cook: 1 hr
Total: 1 hr 10 mins


For Cabbage:

  • 1 large green or purple cabbage
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • fresh herbs, (cilantro or thyme sprigs)

For Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 whole limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 pear (green), cored and chopped roughly
  • 1 jalapeno, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, trimmed, green and white parts
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper



  1. Adjust the heat on the smoker to low and cover. Allow the heat to reach 250 degrees F.

  2. Remove the thin outer leaves from the cabbage. Cut the cabbage in half in the direction of the core and then half each to create quarters
  3. Coat the cabbage with ½ the olive oil and season it to taste with salt and pepper..
  4. Arrange the cabbage quarters on their side on a smoker tray. Place the tray in the smoker and cover. Smoke the cabbage with the smooth side down for 20 minutes.

  5. Flip and smoke on one of the wedge sides another 20 minutes. Then flip to remaining uncooked wedge side and smoke for the last 20 minutes.

  6. Remove and let rest for 5 minutes. Serve with sauce.


  1. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and mix well. If too thick feel free to add more of the liquid ingredients. Taste and tweak as necessary.


  • Calcium: 132mg
  • Calories: 319kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 28g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg
  • Fat: 24g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Potassium: 661mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 1253mg
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 2554IU
  • Vitamin C: 137mg
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