Sweet & Savory Huli Huli Cabbage Will Blow Your Mind


Active Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

Nutrition Profile:

Sesame-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, High-Fiber, Vegan, Vegetarian, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free


- 1/4 cup unsweetened pineapple juice

- 2 1/2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar

- 1 1/2 tablespoons no-salt-added ketchup

- 1/2 teaspoon grated garlic

- 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

- 1 small head green cabbage

- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

- 2 tablespoons thinly sliced scallion for garnish (optional)


1. In a small saucepan, whisk together pineapple juice, tamari, brown sugar, ketchup, garlic, and ginger until smooth.


2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, and cook until slightly reduced for about 4 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside 1 tablespoon for serving.

3. Preheat the grill to medium-high (400°F to 450°F).

4. Trim the stem end of the cabbage and cut the head lengthwise into 4 (1-inch-thick) slices.

5. Thread a skewer through the middle of each cabbage slice, removing any loose outer leaves.

6. Brush both sides of the cabbage slices evenly with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with pepper.

7. Oil the grill grates with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

8. Place the cabbage slices cut-side down on the oiled grates and brush the tops evenly with some of the sauce (about 1 tablespoon each).


9. Grill the cabbage, covered, until tender for about 8 minutes per side, brushing the flip side with the remaining sauce.

10. Transfer the cabbage to a platter and carefully remove the skewers.

11. Spoon the reserved sauce evenly over each cabbage slice (about 1 teaspoon each).

12. Sprinkle with scallion (if using) and serve hot.


To reduce sticking, oil your hot grill rack with an oil-soaked paper towel. Hold the paper towel with tongs and rub it over the rack. Do not use cooking spray on a hot grill.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size: 1 cabbage steak

Calories: 177

Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Carbohydrates: 26g

Total Sugars: 18g

Added Sugars: 7g

Protein: 5g

Fiber: 7g

Sodium: 488mg

Potassium: 531mg