Roasted Cabbage, Vegetables, and Garbanzo Beans with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Cabbage is one of my favorite vegetables.  It is one of those versatile veggies that I gravitate towards whenever I am at the store.  I throw it in soups, roast it, saute it, stuff it, make it into a salad, or use it as a condiment in tacos.  You really can't go wrong!  Roasting cabbage is probably one of the easiest and no fuss ways to cook it.  I usually toss it with crushed fennel seeds, crushed red pepper, and olive oil, which is always yummy but decided to try something different this time around.  The peanut sauce below reminds me of the sauce you would have on Szechuan noodles in a Chinese restaurant which is why I can't stop making this!  It is that good!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Roasted Cabbage, Vegetables, and Garbanzo Beans with Spicy Peanut Sauce

1 head of cabbage, shredded
1 onion, halved and thinly sliced
3 carrots, thickly julienned
1 red bell pepper, thickly julienned
1 can of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
extra virgin olive oil
Himalayan salt
fresh ground black pepper or ground Szechuan peppercorns 
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
lime wedges for serving
sriracha sauce for serving
1/4 cup of unsalted roasted peanuts
3 scallions, chopped 
Jasmine rice or rice noodles for serving

Spicy Peanut Sauce:
1/3 cup of all natural creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup of hot water
1 small garlic clove, grated
2 Tbsp. of rice wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. of red pepper flakes (optional)
1 tsp. of low sodium tamari 
2 tsp. of honey

Preheat your oven to 425.  Place the cabbage, onion, carrots, and bell pepper in a large roasting pan.  Give the veggies a good sprinkle of salt, pepper, and then drizzle a healthy amount of olive oil over the whole thing.  Toss the mixture and put it in the oven for 20 minutes.  Toss again and return to the oven for another 20 minutes.  Add the garbanzo beans, toss once again, and return to the oven for 20 more minutes.  While the vegetables are roasting, make your sauce.  Place all of the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until the sauce is smooth.  To plate, place your rice or noodles on the bottom of a dish or bowl.  Next place the veggies on top of the rice, drizzle a good amount of the sauce on top, drizzle some sriracha, and top with cilantro, scallions, nuts, with a lime wedge on the side.  Enjoy!

Recipe by Becky Loves Cooking
Photos by Becky Loves Cooking


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