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Red Cabbage & Apple Salad

Red Cabbage & Apple Salad

I’ve always loved the combination of red cabbage and apple, with a sweet crisp crunch. This Autumn salad is combined with dates, dill, radish and drenched in a honey mustard dressing. A Delicious way to enjoy fresh cabbage without smothering it in mayonnaise
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 6 people


  • 1 red cabbage (about 800g), sliced thinly, discard the stalk
  • 1 red apple with the skin on sliced thinly, (I recommend using jazz apples)
  • 100g pitted dates, Medjool sliced
  • 150g radishes sliced into matchstick pieces
  • 50g pecan halves broken into halves again
  • 2 large handfuls of dill finely chopped

honey mustard dressing

  • 4 tbsp. olive oil, light & mild or rapeseed
  • 3 tbsp. honey or agave nectar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. honey mustard (I recommend using the brand Maille)


  • 200g feta cheese (I recommend Manouri goat's milk cheese)


  • In a large mixing bowl add the thinly sliced red cabbage, apple, radish, dates, dill, pecans and toss together. Season lightly with herbamare or sea salt, and cracked black pepper.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the ingredients for the honey mustard dressing - olive or rapeseed oil, honey, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey mustard and herbamre or sea salt. Mix together and check for seasonings.
  • Pour over the salad and mix until combined, (just for reference, you can make this salad in advance, cover and chill and dress the salad 1 hour before serving).
  • Just before you’re ready to serve garnish with a few sprigs of fresh dill and goats cheese if required.
  • I do hope that you will give this recipe a go and, if you do, then please don’t forget to share photos of your creations with me – either via email OR on Instagram where you can find me @myrelationshipwithfood and use #myrelationshipwithfood - I would love to see them!


LISA’S TIP – I love to add 200g of crumbled feta to this salad as the saltiness of the feta is a great combination with the sweetness of the salad. You can also swap the apple for pear if you prefer. This salad would be great served alongside a fish dish or equally just as delicious with the cheese. You can keep this salad in the fridge 1 day before serving undressed, keeping the dressing separate. Once the salad is made it keeps in the fridge for 2 days.
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