Pear and red cabbage salad

Whip up a simple autumn salad in no time with this three-step recipe.


For the dressing:

  • 80g (3oz) honey
  • 60ml (4 tbsp.) cold water
  • 45ml (3 tbsp.) red wine vinegar
  • 60ml (4 tbsp.) olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

For the salad:

  • 225g (8oz) red cabbage, finely sliced
  • 1 red onion, peeled and sliced thinly
  • 2 sticks of celery, sliced thinly
  • 3 pears, Comice or Rocha, quartered, cored and sliced


To make the dressing:

Put the honey and water into a saucepan, melt on a gentle heat and then use a fast heat to boil without stirring until deep golden. Take off heat and cool for 5 minutes.

Add the red wine vinegar then return to low heat and stir until smooth. Cool then whisk in the oil and seasoning.

To make the salad:

In a large bowl, mix the cabbage, onion, celery and pears with the dressing. Toss together until well coated.

Recipe by Jill Arthur, Denman Tutor