Serve this hearty salad recipe--combining red cabbage, blue cheese and glazed walnuts--as an accompaniment to roast pork or chicken. To slice the cabbage quickly, cut the head into wedges and slice in your food processor. A mandoline is also a great tool for the job.

Kathy Gunst
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2014


Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare vinaigrette: Combine 1 tablespoon blue cheese, 1/4 cup oil, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a mini food processor or blender; process until creamy.

  • To prepare salad: Place a piece of parchment or wax paper near your stove. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add walnuts and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper and drizzle in maple syrup. Cook, stirring, until the nuts are well coated and have begun to caramelize, 3 to 5 minutes. Transfer to the paper, spooning any remaining syrup over them. Separate the nuts while they're still warm. Let stand until cool, about 5 minutes.

  • Place cabbage and scallions in a large bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette. Serve topped with blue cheese and the walnuts.


Make Ahead Tip: Store glazed walnuts (Step 2) airtight for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

232 calories; protein 4.4g; carbohydrates 12.4g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 7.7g; fat 19.4g; saturated fat 3.6g; cholesterol 6.3mg; vitamin a iu 884.8IU; vitamin c 40.8mg; folate 29.7mcg; calcium 90.5mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 35.3mg; potassium 272.8mg; sodium 267.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 5g.

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Rating: 4 stars
I made this salad today and it is really delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made that salad twice and even my mom who is a picky eater liked it! I'm make it again for this weekend bbq. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious and simple to make This is a delicious pretty salad. I did find it a bit vinagery. I added 1 TBL of honey to the dressing and it took care of that. I also added a chopped pear. I will definitely make this again. Pros: simple pretty Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I had half a head of red cabbage in my fridge and was wondering what to do with it - this was the perfect solution! Didn't have any blue cheese so I used Gorgonzola. I warmed the cabbage in the oven to soften it a little (and refrigerated to cool). I also prepared a couple of turkey and cheese finger sandwiches to go with the salad. My family loved it! Definitely going to make this agin. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
gross the pic looked great! sounded good on paper blue cheeze and raw red cabbage do not mix. it tasted like garbage. sorry. and i'm a cook. waste of ingredients and time and dishwashing. any Q ask Pros: none Cons: didn't mix well together Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a nice savory change from coleslaw. My family really enjoyed it with pork chops. I varied the method for caramelizing the walnuts as I over cooked them in the oil/butter the first time I made the recipe. The option I used the second time I made the salad was to heat 1 cup walnuts halves pinch of salt and 5 Tbsp pure maple syrup in a dry skillet over medium heat until walnuts caramelize. Stir frequently for 3 minutes. Cool on parchment paper. Break up into smaller clusters as needed. This salad will go into the rotation this summer and fall. Thanks. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We thought it was the best cabbage salad ever as my husband said. I used green cabbage otherwise followed the directions. We will definitely be making this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was delicious! Made exactly as noted in the recipe and will definitely make it again. Read More