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Apple Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
25 mins

This Apple Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola is a delicious way to add a fresh, crisp element to your holiday menu

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 215 kcal
Apple Cider Vinaigrette:
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 apples red, green, or both
  • 1 small head Napa cabbage
  • 7 ounces mixed greens (spring mix)
  • 1 cup julienned baby carrots
  • 3 tablespoons fresh chives cut into 1" pieces
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese or to taste
For the Apple Cider Vinaigrette:
  1. Place 2 cups apple cider in a heavy saucepan and place over medium high heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium. Simmer at a low boil for about 10 minutes or till mixtures reduces by half. Remove pan from heat and add rice wine vinegar, mustard, lemon juice, honey, salt and fresh ground pepper. Allow to cool for a few minutes then transfer to a bowl or other container and place in the refrigerator to cool completely. You can place it in the freezer to cool more quickly but check frequently and pull out as soon as it is chilled.
For the Salad:
  1. Finely slice the Napa cabbage and give it a rinse, draining well. Place the sliced cabbage in a large salad bowl. Transfer the contents of the bagged salad mix to your cutting board and run your knife through it a couple times. Add chopped mixed greens to the cabbage and toss to combine. Add the julienned carrots.
  2. When the dressing has completely cooled, whisk in the olive oil. Core and thinly slice the apples, adding them to the dressing as you work, to prevent them from discoloring. Use a spoon to transfer the apples from the dressing to the salad and then toss the salad with just enough dressing to lightly coat the ingredients.
  3. Top the tossed salad with the chopped fresh chives, walnuts, and crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.
  4. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

Prep time shown does not include time to chill dressing.

Nutrition Facts
Apple Cabbage Salad with Walnuts and Gorgonzola
Amount Per Serving
Calories 215 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 113mg5%
Potassium 396mg11%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 2364IU47%
Vitamin C 33mg40%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.