With slighty crispy edges and tender insides, these delicious roasted air fryer cabbage wedges are great as quick, easy and healthy vegetable side dish for everyday meals. It vegan, gluten free, low carb and so simple to make.
Making these cabbage wedges in air fryer requires just few basic ingredients and 15 minutes of time. Instead of cutting in wedges, you can even cut the cabbage as steaks (discs) and follow the same recipe.
I prefer roasting vegetables in air fryer than oven as it takes lesser time and they taste so good. This air fried cabbage recipe is:
- Gluten free
- Easy & quick side dish
- Low carb and Keto friendly
Air fryer Cabbage Ingredients:
Cabbage: Use a fresh and firm cabbage to air fry. You can use green or purple / red cabbage as per your choice.
Oil: It is brushed over the cabbage wedges as it helps in cooking and giving colour to cabbage. You can use cooking oil like olive, avocado, canola oil.
Seasoning: Feel free to use any seasoning or spices to rub on these cabbage wedges like black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, turmeric, cumin, coriander or red chilli powder.
Parmesan: If you like you can sprinkle some parmesan on each of the cabbage wedge in last 2 minutes of cooking or when the wedges are straight our of air fryer. As I wanted the recipe to remain dairy free, I have not sprinkled it here
Cabbage Steak vs Cabbage wedges: The cabbage can be cut into round circular discs (steaks) or wedges as shown in the post. With the only difference in the cut, the air frying process for both remains the same.
Personally I prefer the latter more as 3 to 4 cabbage wedges can fit in my air fryer basket whereas I can cook only one cabbage steak at a time.
These air fried cabbage wedges taste best when served hot. You can enjoy them with soups, as side dish or drizzle your favourite salad dressing on them like balsamic vinaigrette, honey mustard dressing, lemon tahini sauce or this refreshing cilantro mint chutney to elevate the flavours.
More air fryer vegetable recipes:
- Air fryer Sweet Potatoes
- Air fryer Roasted Carrots
- Air fryer Crispy Cauliflower
- Air fryer Twice Baked Potatoes
- Cabbage- 1 head (1 pound / 500 gms)
- Olive Oil- 3 tbsp
- Smoked Paprika- 1/2 tsp
- Garlic Powder-1/2 tsp
- Salt- 3/4 tsp (to taste)
- Crushed black pepper-1/4 tsp (to taste)
Remove outer 1 or 2 layers of cabbage head. Wash it once under running water and dab it dry with kitchen towel.
Place it on a chopping board and using a sharp knife cut it into half. Cut these halves further in 1 to 1½ inches thick wedges. Try to keep similar thickness of all wedges for same cooking time. Keep them aside.
(Note: Here I have cut 4 wedges from each half (total 8 wedges). If the cabbage head is bigger in size, cut each half in 5 to 6 wedges keeping thickness to 1 – 1½ inches)
Brush the spiced oil on each wedge generously on all sides (making sure the seasoning is evenly spread in each crevice).
Cut a parchment paper size of air fryer basket and make holes in it using a skewer (or use perforated parchment paper ). The holes are necessary for air circulation. The need for parchment paper depends on the air fryer model.
In my air fryer, this way cabbage turns out juicier as otherwise it was getting dehydrated too fast without getting cooked. If you don’t want to use parchment paper, use any oven safe baking pan with size smaller than your air fryer basket.
Preheat the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 180°C / 356°F (without parchment paper). First place parchment paper in basket and then transfer the cabbage wedges in it. Air fry for 11 to 13 minutes. Check after half time and brush more oil if required.
Adjust the cooking time depending on how roasted you like the cabbage to be. Garnish with some freshly chopped cilantro or squeeze some lemon juice over them before serving and enjoy.
1. The air frying time and temperature may vary slightly depending on the brand and size of air fryer. Please keep a check after 10 minutes to avoid cabbage from burning.
2. For even roasting, place the wedges in a single layer and avoid overlapping.
3. Don’t cut the wedges too thick as they take longer to cook and might taste raw in the middle.
Storage and Reheating:
You can store the leftover cabbage wedges in an airtight container in fridge easily for 1-2 days. Reheat them in microwave or in airfryer by airfrying for 1 to 2 minutes at 170°C (340°F).
The cabbage wedges can be baked in oven as well. Preheat the oven to 220°C (425°F). Bake for 20-25 minutes till the cabbage softens up and edges begin to brown. Check and brush more oil after 15 minutes if required.
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