Hispi cabbage with salsa verde - a quick and easy recipe for summer
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Hispi Cabbage with Salsa Verde

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Hispi cabbage with salsa verde - an easy recipe for the summer
Hispi Cabbage with Salsa Verde and Anchovies

Hispi cabbage – also known as hearted, sweetheart or pointed cabbage – appears to be quite on trend in hip London restaurants, so I wanted to give it a try. What I love about hispi cabbage t is that it has a mild, sweeter flavour compared to the classic green cabbage. It’s also so much easier to cook, as the leaves are more open and tender in texture.

Today’s recipe is quick and easy and makes a nice, light dinner or late lunch. Anchovies are optional, so if you’re a vegetarian, just leave them out.

Hispi cabbage can be pan fried, steamed, boiled or roasted. I do prefer it cooked in a pan, as it gets a beautiful caramelisation (the butter helps with that too) and a nice charred flavour.

Hispi Cabbage with Salsa Verde

Andra Constantinescu
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mediterranean
hispi cabbage, light dinner
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins
Servings: 2


  • 1 hispi cabbage
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 3 springs dill
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 50 g marinated anchovies optional

for cooking and seasoning

  • olive oil
  • butter
  • salt
  • 1 lemon


  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil and a knob of butter in a large frying pan.
  • Cut the cabbage into quarters (wedges) and season with salt.
  • Fry on each side for 4-5 minutes, until soft and nicely charred.
  • Meanwhile, place the parsley, dill, garlic and 20 ml olive oil into a food processor and blend to a paste. Add 50 ml olive oil, a pinch of salt and stir.
  • To serve, place the wedges of hispi cabbage on a large plate, add a few marinated anchovies and a generous amount of salsa verde. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice on top, just before serving.


Special equipment needed for this recipe include:

This recipe is the second from #TheWeeklyIngredientByAndra challenge, hosted on Instagram. If you want to get involved, follow me on Instagram at @mintandrosemary and check my stories on Friday morning.

For more light cooking inspiration, check out this recipe for asparagus crostini with confit garlic aioli.

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Andra Constantinescu

I am a classically trained chef, with a BSc in Culinary Arts and a Masters Degree in Food Business Management.

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