Spiced roast cabbage with caper & raisin dressing

Spiced roast cabbage with caper & raisin dressing

Cabbage is the ultimate underrated vegetable; caramelised, it is one of dinner’s greatest pleasures. Here, Harriet Mansell showcases the progression of seasonal flavours with an earthy spiced cabbage recipe. 

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  • Serves4
  • CourseSide
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook30 mins
  • Total time50 mins
  • Plussoaking


  • 1 savoy cabbage
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Cooks' Ingredients Ras el Hanout or Vadouvan Spice Blend

For the dressing

  • 50g Waitrose Duchy Organic Raisins
  • 50g nonpareille capers
  • ½ Waitrose Duchy Organic Lemon (scrubbed), zest and juice
  • 1 clove/s Waitrose Duchy Organic Garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp Waitrose Duchy Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • 60ml olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt flakes


  1. Boil the kettle and make the dressing. In a small bowl, cover the raisins with just-boiled water and soak for 10 minutes; drain and roughly chop with the capers. Tip both into a small bowl and stir in the lemon zest and juice, garlic and vinegar, then whisk in the olive oil. Loosen with 1-2 tbsp water, if needed. Add the sea salt; set aside.

  2. Remove any damaged outer leaves from the cabbage, then slice into 6 or 8 wedges. Drizzle over 2 tbsp oil and massage into the leaves. Sprinkle over the spice mix and a pinch of sea salt, then rub into the cabbage so it is seasoned all over.

  3. Heat a large, heavy-based frying or griddle pan until hot. Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and sear the cabbage, cut-side down, for 5-7 minutes on each side until caramelised and charred. Transfer to a baking tray or roasting dish, then roast for 10-15 minutes at 220°C, gas mark 7 until softened. Transfer to a serving dish and spoon over the dressing.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


1,479kJ/ 357kcals



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