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Cabbage Pear Salad with Honey Toasted Walnuts

Meryl Downing
Cabbage Pear Salad is delicious, made incredible with honey toasted walnuts! That combination of savory and sweet, try it as a side dish or add a protein for a main course!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • ½ c walnuts
  • 2 T honey
  • ¼ t kosher salt
  • 4 grinds fresh black pepper
  • a few handfuls of any salad greens, spinach, or spring mix
  • ¼ to ½ head cabbage sliced
  • ¼ c golden raisins
  • ½ pear (or apple) sliced last to keep from browning
  • crumbled blue cheese (or feta)
  • any vinaigrette dressing or olive oil and lemon juice to dress


  • Toast walnuts in a dry pan over medium high heat about 5 minutes or until warmed but not burnt. In the hot pan, toss with honey, salt and pepper. Set aside to cool slightly. 
  • Combine all other ingredients in a bowl, finishing with the warm walnuts and a homemade or store bought red wine or other vinaigrette and toss.  Add chicken or other protein to make it a meal on its own!
Keyword Dinner Salad, Pear Walnut Salad