Melting Napa Cabbage Recipe

California Grown

This Napa cabbage recipe has minimal ingredients and prep work, but the final dish tastes like it took hours to make! 

This Melting Napa Cabbage recipe is sure to be a hit at  your dinner table.

How to Select the Perfect Napa Cabbage

Napa cabbage is known for its ruffled leaves and succulent stems. It is generally less pungent, and has a mild and slightly sweet taste.

Look for medium-sized heads of cabbage that are dense with firm stems and fresh light-green leaves. A nice cabbage should feel heavy for its size and be free of any blemishes or black dots.

Prep Time: 10 Min

– Napa Cabbage – concentrated tomato paste – garlic cloves – ground coriander – ground cumin – ground turmeric – crushed red pepper flakes – coarsely ground black pepper – extra-virgin olive oil divided – coarse Kosher salt divided – cilantro leaves for serving – edible flowers (optional)

Cook Time: 50 Min


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Napa Cabbage Recipe Essentials:


Gather the Ingredients


Break down the Napa Cabbage & slice into quarters.


Make a flavor base with tomato paste, garlic, cumin, coriander, turmeric, red pepper flakes, & black pepper!

CA Napa Cabbage

California grows 400+ different commodities, growing more than a third of the country’s vegetables, like Napa cabbage, and two-thirds of the country’s fruits and nuts​.​


First, sear the wedges


Next toast the spice paste.


A broken consistency is actually good here.  Now make a broth!


Nestle the Napa Cabbage into the broth.


Bake for about an hour.


Garnish and serve!

What To Serve It With

This Melting Napa Cabbage is wonderful served as a side dish, but it is hearty enough when served with a side of rice to eat as a meal.