Thursday, October 02, 2014

Candied Walnut and Feta Cabbage Salad {Primal Recipes Day 2}

I love this salad. It's colorful and crunchy. Tangy and sweet. I had a hard time photographing it because I kept stealing bites.

I love that this is also incredibly healthy. It's easy to eat your vegetables when they taste so delicious!

The original recipe calls for blue cheese, but I don't do the blue stuff so I subbed in feta. If you prefer the stinky cheese or no cheese, then that works just as well too.

Candied Walnut and Feta Cabbage Salad

Adapted from Eating Well
Serves 8


For Dressing:

1 tablespoon crumbled feta
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

For Salad:

1 teaspoon butter or ghee
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup walnuts
1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper
3 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey
8 cups thinly sliced red cabbage (about one medium head)
2 green onions, sliced
1/3 cup crumbled feta


Combine all dressing ingredients in a small food processor or blender and blend until smooth.

Place a piece of parchment paper or a non-stick surface near your stove. Melt butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat, add walnuts and cook for about two minutes. Drizzle in maple syrup or honey and cook nuts for about 5 more minutes until caramelized. Pour out onto parchment paper to cool.

In a large bowl, combine cabbage, green onions, feta, and cooled candied walnuts. Toss with dressing.

The salad can be served room temperature or cooled. This salad tastes even better the next day!

This is day 2 in a series that runs all through October on primal and paleo recipes. Click here to find the list of the other posts in the series.


  1. Popping in from 31 Days...
    This salad looks delicious! My husband would love taking the leftovers for his lunch. I'd love to try the blue cheese version, but I think you made a smart choice with the feta. :)

    1. I hope you love it! This truly makes great leftovers too.

  2. Recommended. Tasty, real food. A bit of sweetness and sharpness.


  3. I love coming across new salad recipes to try out.. thanks for sharing this candied walnut slaw recipe. It looks and sounds delicious and I definitely will be trying it!


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