Red cabbage salad

Red cabbage salad

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 6
This vibrant salad with bacon and blue cheese has contrasting textures and flavours and is a fab way to use up leftovers

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal225
  • fat14g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs12g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre1.8g
  • protein12g
  • salt1.7g
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  • 6 rashers unsmoked bacon, diced



    Bacon is pork that has been cured one of two ways: dry or wet. It can be bought as both rashers…

  • 200ml red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp light soft brown sugar
  • 1 small red cabbage, shredded
  • handful sultanas
  • 150g Stilton or other hard blue cheese, crumbled



    A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…


  1. Cook the bacon in a frying pan until crispy. You shouldn’t need any oil as the fat will run from the bacon.

  2. Heat the vinegar in a large saucepan until just simmering. Tip in the sugar and stir to dissolve, then add the red cabbage. Cook for a further 3 – 5 minutes, tossing the cabbage through the vinegar.

  3. Spoon the cabbage into bowl, stir through the bacon, sultanas and season with black pepper and a little salt. Allow to cool.

  4. Toss in the blue cheese to serve.

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Comments (4)

miobalim's picture

I found this super tasty and everyone who tried loved it!
I cooked the cabbage in half balsamic vinegar, half water, and for much longer (probably at least 8 mins) until it was cooked but still crunchy.

jane-davey's picture

Despite the bad reviews I decided to try this to go with a rich roast pork dinner... it was just right. The key is to toss the red cabbage in the simmering vinegar for 3 mins ONLY and then drain off the vinegar thoroughly. I also added a diced braeburn apple and just a little mayonnaise tossed in before serving, and I used cubed feta cheese instead of blue cheese.

quincepip's picture

Nothing special... I didn't mind the vinegar but generally it didn't hang together well.

dalvinder's picture

This was vile, even after I cooked it for longer to try and boil some of the vinegar off. I ended up throwing it away and I NEVER through food away.

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