Red Cabbage, Fig and Goat's Cheese Salad recipe

Preparation Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 1 minutes

Sweet, with bags of crunch and flavour from all of the fantastic ingredients: red cabbage, figs, red onion, rocket, goat's cheese and walnuts, this salad is the perfect dinner party dish as it looks impressive but takes just a few minutes to prepare.


  • 1 small red cabbage, core removed
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 large handfuls rocket
  • 8 figs
  • 100g goat's cheese
  • 100g walnuts
  • Seeds of one pomegranate
  • 4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Finely shred the cabbage and discard the core. Thinly slice the red onion into half moons. Slice the figs into quarters.

  2. Toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan for 30 seconds or until lightly browned, being careful to ensure the walnuts don't burn.

  3. Toss together the cabbage, onion, rocket, figs and pomegranate seeds. Pile onto a platter and scatter with crumbled goat's cheese and walnuts. Whisk oil, vinegar, salt and pepper together and drizzle over the salad to serve.

If you prefer, use some spinach leaves in place of the rocket. If you don't have pomegranate, omit it and add some extra nuts for crunch. Recipe serves 6.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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