This is a lovely fall salad nice even in the late summer. It’s makes a very attractive addition to most meals.

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 small can of Mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1/2 red cabbage, very thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sweetener (agave, corn, rice syrup or whatever)
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 3/4 ounce walnuts, chopped
  • pinch of salt


  1. Place the red cabbage, balsamic vinegar, walnut oil, sweetener, and walnuts, into a bowl.
  2. Mix well and leave to marinate for five minutes to 1/2 an hour.
  3. If the cabbage is very finely shaved, then only 5 minutes is needed, if the pieces are slightly thicker it can marinate for longer, however the longer it marinates, the softer or “soggier” it becomes.
  4. To serve, place the salad onto a plate and top with the mandarin slices.


Inspired by Chef Phil Vickery of BBC Ready Steady Cook