Purple Cabbage Fig Salad with Warm Walnut Vinaigrette

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A healthy, crunchy salad that's made with purple cabbage, onions, figs, and oregano and tossed with a warm white balsamic walnut vinaigrette.
Purple cabbage has so many wonderful health benefits – it is low in calories and full of heart healthy fiber, vitamin C, antioxidants that protect the brain and memory.

  • 1 Small purple cabbage
  • 2 tsp Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • 2 Onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano or marjoram
  • 125 ml White balsamic
  • 2 tbsp Honey
  • 2 tbsp Walnut oil
  • 4 Fresh figs
  • Fresh oregano or marjoram for garnish
  1. Cut the cabbage into quarters through the base. Cut the core out of each quarter. Rinse the cabbage and cut into the thin slices. Place the sliced cabbage in a large salad bowl. Add in 2 teaspoons of salt. Roughly squeeze and massage the sliced cabbage until wilted.
  2. Peel and dice the onions. Heat a skillet with olive oil. Add in diced onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add in dried oregano and white balsamic . Bring the mixture to a boil. Turn the heat off and season with salt, black pepper and honey.
  3. Pour the mixture into the purple cabbage together with walnut oil. Mix everything together. Leave it at aside for at least 2 hours. Cut the figs into wedges. Season the salad with more salt and pepper, if necessary. Fold in fig wedges. Garnish with fresh oregano, if desired.

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83 comments:

Veronica Ng 5/9/13 10:30

A very healthy salad. Perfect for lunch or dinner. Can the normal cabbage be used instead of the purple one?

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Mich PieceofCake 5/9/13 10:42

HI Angie, what a beautiful salad! The colours really draw me... I have tried purple cabbage raw and find it a little strong so I would normally blanch it quickly so that there isn't that raw taste. I am guessing the dressing here would hide the taste as that dressing sounds so wonderful.

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Jasna Varcakovic 5/9/13 11:04

Colourful salad = good nutrition! LOVE figs in salads with vinaigrette...

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Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 5/9/13 11:36

I just bought few fresh figs which is seldom seen in the supermarket's shelf here, Thanks for sharing an idea on how to enjoy fresh fig.

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mjskit 5/9/13 11:52

Fig Season is here! YAY!! Love the way you've used them in this salad!

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My Kitchen Stories. 5/9/13 13:04

Beautiful pictures and combination Angie

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Lite Home Bake 5/9/13 13:08

Beautiful colors that will surely brighten one's appetite! Lovely and healthy as usual :)

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Man Ridwan 5/9/13 13:41

What a beautiful healthy salad, I love a simple dressing sound perfectly delicious with fresh figs:)

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Nammi 5/9/13 13:55

wow, look at those beautiful figs!!

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Nammi 5/9/13 13:55

wow, look at those beautiful figs!!

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Ely 5/9/13 15:11

I love your photos and your recipes!! Thanks a lot, this is a wonderful salad! :D

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Hema 5/9/13 16:11

Such a different and colorful salad, since I can find all these ingredients I am going to try this..

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Vimitha Anand 5/9/13 16:59

Healthy and colorful salad Angie

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Veena Theagarajan 5/9/13 17:01

looks yummy healthy salad.. love the color combo

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Raven Cauthon 5/9/13 17:27

I love purple cabbage, such a nice flavor!

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Pam 5/9/13 17:28

Beautiful colors in this salad. YUM.

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Erin | The Law Students Wife 5/9/13 17:30

Everytime I see a recipe with figs, I want to try it! I just don't have enough in my life...

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suhaina aji 5/9/13 17:34

These look simply delicious. Love the bright colours...

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My Inner Chick 5/9/13 17:40

PURE gorgeous colorful Art! WOW.
Oh, and it looks GOOOooood. Xx

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Beth 5/9/13 18:04

I can't believe how perfect your figs look! That is one gorgeous salad.

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert 5/9/13 18:35

Gosh Angie - this is beautiful. Those are the prettiest figs I've ever seen and the warm dressing? Goodness it sounds amazing!

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Finla 5/9/13 18:37

Love love the look of this salade. Looks super beautiful too.

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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker 5/9/13 20:40

What a gorgeous salad Angie. Love the idea of using figs here and the colors are beautiful!

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Spicie Foodie 5/9/13 22:20

The colours are so beautiful, the salad would be great for welcoming the start of autumn.

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Monica 5/9/13 22:22

Great healthy and beautiful dish.

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the Squishy Monster 5/9/13 22:25

What a lovely bed of purple. You've enraptured me with this warm walnut dressing!!

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Cheap Ethnic Eatz 5/9/13 22:35

Just a gorgeous salad. I do adore figs so much and how interesting to put them in quite a savory salad too. I would try it happily.

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grace 5/9/13 23:44

magnificent colors in this salad, angie! figs are quickly becoming one of my favorite fruits. :)

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twodogsinthekitchen 5/9/13 23:56

What a beautiful salad. I bet it tasted great too! I have been on a salad kick lately, I will have to try this :)

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Patty Price 5/9/13 23:57

The colors in your salad are striking! I'm a fig lover as well as a lover of purple cabbage and walnuts..so this is my kind of salad ;)

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Rosita Vargas 6/9/13 00:07

Ohhh su ensalada se ve muy rica,colorida y saludable ,saludos y abrazos

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Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 6/9/13 00:17

I used to eat a lot of cabbage growing up, a favorite of my father's. With figs and honey it sounds way better!

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Catherine 6/9/13 01:41

Dear Angie, I love this salad. The figs look beautiful, as does this salad. Very healthy! Blessings dear and hugs, Catherine xo

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Tze @ Awayofmind 6/9/13 03:49

Angie, you always very creative in using the ingredients for your salad! This salad is not just colourful, but healthy and with used of figs, this is going to be yummy!

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Peachy @ The Peach Kitchen 6/9/13 04:18

Oh how I wanted to get my hands on those fresh figs!

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Dawn Yucuis 6/9/13 04:46

This salad is so pretty, I love the colors. I have heard that purple vegetables such as the purple cabbage is more healthy for you than the green cabbage. This sounds delicous.

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Julia | JuliasAlbum.com 6/9/13 05:09

Love the colors of this salad! And I bet it was so crunchy. You have combined some amazing flavors here: figs, honey, walnut oil.

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Chris Scheuer 6/9/13 05:15

Purple cabbage is just so pretty to me and this salad is a work of art!

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kumars kitchen 6/9/13 05:25

such a lovely salad...comforting with the nut vinaigrette and figs and so warm with vibrant colors...scrumptious :-)

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OohLookBel 6/9/13 07:00

Absolutely beautiful! And this salad tastes great and is good for you, too? What's not to love?

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Asha Shivakumar 6/9/13 08:06

The warm vinaigrette sounds delicious Angie. Love purple cabbage and the whole combination works here.
Your pictures are so beautiful, love the white platter.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 6/9/13 08:11

A splendid end of summer salad! Autumn is making it's entry in our kitchens...

Cheers,

Rosa

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thecompletecookbook 6/9/13 09:12

Angie, you always have the most wonderful recipes!
I cannot wait for my figs to come into season so I can make this beautiful salad.
Have a lovely weekend.
:-) Mandy xo

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Emma @ Fork and Good 6/9/13 10:34

Another beautiful recipe - I like the addition of the walnut oil. Sounds tasty and looks amazing!

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 6/9/13 12:50

The figs with the warm walnut oil vinaigrette and the red cabbage sound superb Angie. What a stunning salad. I adore the nut oils.
Sam

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Guru Uru 6/9/13 13:16

May I just say how lovely these colours look together :D
Yum!

Cheers
CCU

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Joanne 6/9/13 14:06

What a fabulous salad to really let figs shine!

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Barbara 6/9/13 14:11

What a marvelous combination, Angie. Love the color and the flavor must be delicious!

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TasteHongKong 6/9/13 14:37

You have just brought together a nice purple couple, good match!

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Shashi Charles 6/9/13 15:08

What a GORGEOUS salad - beautiful clicks!
Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

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Velva 6/9/13 15:13

Red cabbage will soon be ready to be planted and it is going to be awesome. Fresh figs are already harvested this season...I would love to make this combination -it would be beautiful as a cool weather dish.

Velva

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Elisabeth Foodandthrift 6/9/13 15:50

Just love your fresh fig and red cabbage salad. So bright, colorful, healthy...and let's not forget the most important part; DELICIOUS! xo

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Koko 6/9/13 17:22

A warm walnut vinaigrette sounds truly amazing! I never think to create a warm dressing, what a great idea!

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kitchen flavours 6/9/13 17:37

Beautiful salad, it is so difficult to find figs over here!

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Kate@Diethood 6/9/13 17:50

Angie, this is BEAUTIFUL!! I would have never thought to pair cabbage with figs... now I really want to try it!

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sophiesfoodiefiles 6/9/13 17:52

We think alike! i also have a cabbage recipe just now on my blog & so do you! I love the new take of fresh figs with a tasty red cabbaga salad,..It screams: EAT ME RIGHT NOW! Yummm! Beautifully presented too!



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lena 6/9/13 18:11

i only know how to put some purple cabbages in my sandwiches, thx for this great salad idea, very appealing!

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dentistvschef 6/9/13 18:21

i'm a huge fans of candied figs, but never taste the fresh ones...
this simple and quick saladis just perfet for my brunch!

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Amy 6/9/13 19:35

This Purple Cabbage Fig Salad with Warm Walnut Vinaigrette is so gorgeous. I just finished off a big basket of fresh figs from my in-law's garden. Gosh, now I want this salad instead. :P

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Gloria Baker 6/9/13 19:59

what beautiful look this Angie, really beauty!:)

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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com 6/9/13 22:06

I love all your unique, healthy and delicious salad combos. This is no exception. Utter beauty :)

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Tessa @ Feral Kitchen 7/9/13 02:50

Wow! I love the colors of that salad! So beautiful and healthy!

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Lenia 7/9/13 07:53

This is a work of art!Love its colors and textures!

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Tiffany 7/9/13 17:34

I can't get enough figs these days! This is such an elegant salad :D

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motherrimmy 7/9/13 18:46

I love the walnut oil you've dressed this colorful salad with. I purchased a bottle of walnut oil awhile ago and love the stuff. It was pricey, but it doesn't take much. It's a nice change from the typical olive oil, isn't it?

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Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 8/9/13 01:25

This is beautiful! I need to give figs another try. I had them once, but I think they might have been going bad!

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Cass @foodmyfriend 8/9/13 05:01

Those figs are absolutely stunning Angie. Last time I bought figs was about a month ago and they were a crazy $8.00 for 2!!

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Penny 8/9/13 14:06

I love the colors and healthiness of this recipe. Photos are beautiful Angie.

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jehanne@thecookingdoctor 8/9/13 15:30

gorgeous colours, I am all for salads these days..I love the vinaigrette!

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Chitz 8/9/13 23:17

Lovely looking salad.. Love the bold colours & the tangy vinaigrette !

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The Yum List 9/9/13 01:32

We used to have a fig tree in our street when I was a child. I have very fond memories of grandma making delicious fig jam.

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Reeni 9/9/13 02:31

What a gorgeous salad! I love the flavors you combined! Very unique and delicious Angie!

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Veronica 9/9/13 08:44

With that deep purple of the cabbage, you can practically SEE the antioxidants radiating from it! And so pretty topped with the figs. Some day I will find myself some fresh figs - I want to try them so bad!

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cquek 9/9/13 09:26

I’m obsessed with these

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voucher restaurant 9/9/13 09:27

Looks interesting, I'll try this recipe soon :)

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Kit @ i-lostinausten 9/9/13 09:56

Love this seasonal salad. Looks lovely with those awesome colors & so appetizing! YUM!

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Soni 9/9/13 16:14

Love these gorgeous purple cabbages and figs in your salad Angie!Such pretty colors and lovely flavors.Would love to try it :)

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Ann Jones 10/9/13 00:59

I love figs! Your recipe has such pretty color!

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Food & Style - Viviane Bauquet Farre 10/9/13 19:17

Angie, Another marvelous salad... I can taste it just by looking at your photos! Kudos, my dear...

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Alida 13/9/13 19:05

Excellent recipe with figs. Beautiful colours and a very healthy dish too!

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Tamara Coleman 14/9/13 19:50

I enjoy discovering new fig recipes! Thanks for sharing :)
www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 16/9/13 18:34

I love the simplicity of this recipe Angie -- and talk about beautiful! Fresh figs are hard to beat for taste and beauty I find.

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tabletwentyeight.com 29/9/13 01:33

What a gorgeous salad.. And beautifully composed photos. I'll have to file this one away for our next fig season here in Perth. Thanks for sharing.

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