Grilled Cabbage + Avocado Caesar

By now you probably know I love cabbage – I wrote an Ode to Cabbage, gave cabbage the Cacio e Pepe treatment, braised it in peanut butter, and created a bunch of slaws like this and this. I’m always shocked when people come over and have never thought to throw their cabbage on the grill before – it’s one of my favorite summer hacks – but it was time to step it up a notch, or two!!!!! The combo of the grilled cabbage, and the melt-in-your-mouth grilled avocado, is a certified winner!

SHOPPING LIST: 1 head green cabbage, 2 ripe avocados, Caesar dressing, shaved parmesan cheese, coconut oil, salt, pepper, onion powder

The first thing we are going to do is slice the end off the cabbage and remove any outer dirty leaves. Then, slice your cabbage into thick-cut steaks. Brush both sides of the cabbage with coconut oil and season both sides with salt, pepper, onion powder. Slice your avocados in half, remove the pits, and then rub the avocado flesh with coconut oil and season again with salt and pepper. On your outdoor barbecue, grill your cabbage steaks until they are nice and charred on both sides – about 5 minutes on each side. When you flip the cabbage steaks, throw on your avocado, flesh-side-down, and allow the avocado to grill for 3-5 minutes until it has beautiful char marks. Bring your grilled vegetables inside and place the cabbage steaks on a cutting board and give them a rough chop.

Place the chopped, grilled cabbage on your serving dish and then use a spoon to remove the flesh of the halved avocado in one piece. Slice the avocado halves into three equal pieces and then evenly distribute the charred avocado slices on top of your bed of grilled cabbage. Finish with a GENEROUS drizzle of homemade Caesar OR your favorite store-bought dressing (I love the Primal Kitchen version). Final touch – disperse a handful of SHREDDED parmesan and that’s all she wrote. Honestly, I have never grilled avocado before – and this is simply too good to be true. Throw some grilled shrimp or chicken on this and you could have an ENTIRE meal on one platter.

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