If you thought cabbage was boring then think again! Air frying cabbage wedges with harissa gives them so much flavour. They're perfect as a spicy vegetable side dish or even as the star dish.
I love to spicy up my vegetable side dishes and one ingredient that always adds a kick is harissa. These cabbage wedges are coated in a mixture of harissa, honey and olive oil. The spicy sauce drips down the cracks between the leaves and the flavour gets right through the cabbage.
They are super tasty. Plus, really really quick to prepare. The hands on time to make these air fried cabbage wedges is less than 5 minutes, giving you lots of time to prepare the rest of the meal.
Do check out the full recipe card further down the post too.
- Cabbage - I used a quarter of one large white cabbage for this. I'm sure it would also work with red cabbage though.
- Harissa paste - If you have a spice powder instead of a paste, just use a little more olive oil.
- Honey - I use runny honey
- Olive oil - I use a good quality olive oil but you can use any cooking oil instead.
How do you make air fried cabbage wedges with harissa?
These cabbage wedges are very easy to make. Do check out the full recipe card further down the post too.
When you cut the cabbage into wedges, just make sure to cut through the core so the leaves all stay attached. Then coat in the spicy harissa and honey mixture and air fry.
Because cabbage is quite a hard vegetable then they do take at least 20 minutes to cook. Set the temperature to 180C and don't put it too high. If it's too high, the outside will char too much but the inside will still be raw.
Cooked like this, the inside is soft but still has a little bite to it.
Can you adapt the recipe?
Yes of course. If you want to change the flavour then just use this recipe as a guide. For example, instead of harissa you could use Cajun or jerk spice paste. Or a different spice paste altogether.
If you don't want spicy cabbage wedges, stick with just a little oil and seasoning. The cabbage will still be delicious.
Can you make it vegan?
Yes! If you don't want to use honey in this recipe, you can substitute it with a little maple syrup or agave nectar.
Can you cook it in the oven?
Yes of course. If you don't have an air fryer then cook these harissa cabbage wedges in the oven instead. It'll take about 30 minutes at 180C
Storing the leftovers
Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for at least 3 days. I like to eat the leftovers cold in a salad as well as reheating them.
How to reheat air fried cabbage wedges
To reheat these cabbage weddges, put them back in the air fryer and air fry for about 4-5 minutes.
You can also reheat it in the microwave but I prefer to air fry it again.
Air Fried Cabbage Wedges with Harissa
- Cosori Dual Blaze Air Fryer Any air fryer will do!
- ¼ large white cabbage
- 1 tsp harissa paste
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Cut the cabbage into wedges. Make sure you cut through the core so that the leaves don't fall off.
- Mix together the harissa, honey and olive oil.
- Line the air fryer with baking paper. Otherwise the honey could burn on it.
- Put the cabbage wedges in the air fryer and brush them on all sides with the harissa mixture.
- Air fry for 20 minutes at 180℃.
More air fryer recipes
I love my air fryer and use it every day. Here are some of my favourite spicy air fryer recipes:
- Spicy air fried mushrooms
- Spicy air fryer fries
- Air fried butternut squash with harissa
- Cajun sweet potato fries
Keep in touch
Do let me know if you make these air fried cabbage wedges or any of my other recipes. I love to get feedback from readers.