Cabbage, Fig and Apple Salad

Cabbage, Fig and Apple Salad is an restaurant quality salad you can make at home!

Cabbage, Fig and Apple Salad - a healthy salad perfect for weight loss!

A few weeks ago I posted a detox salad recipe. It’s been very popular!! I thought I’d share with you another salad recipe I love to make. This Cabbage, Fig and Apple Salad is quick and perfect for a healthy lunch.

Remember the days of the cabbage soup diet?? I remember my Mom trying this diet and I thought, “Ewww, gross! Cabbage is nasty!” I’m glad my tastes have grown up.  I LOVE cabbage. Especially red cabbage. Cabbage is one of the most affordable detox foods you can buy. I recommend adding it to all of your salads! (if it makes sense, of course!)

Cabbage, Fig and Apple Salad - a healthy salad perfect for weight loss!

Figs are like healthy candy. They’re totally sweet but provide a lot of fiber and help to control blood pressure. If your store doesn’t sell fresh figs,the dried variety can be substituted. For this salad, I used granny smith apples. I love how tart they are and they balance out the sweetness of the figs. I know I don’t need to share how awesome apples are for your health. You already know the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I have no idea if that’s totally true, but apples are great for weight loss and regulating blood sugar. They prevent those “hangry” moments. ( Hungry + Angry = Hangry)

Let’s not forget about the homemade dressing! Make your own honey balsamic in a mason jar and use it all week. It you’re looking to lose weight and eat more clean foods, start making your own salad dressings. I can’t remember the last time I bought salad dressing. It’s so easy to make, shake and serve!

Cabbage, Fig and Apple Salad - a healthy salad perfect for weight loss!

If you’re looking to eat a fiber packed salad that will keep you full all afternoon, you gotta try this Cabbage, Fig & Apple Salad. It’s filled with healthy ingredients and will surely make your taste buds happy!

Cabbage, Fig and Apple Salad


    For the salad:
  • 1 bag of your favorite salad mix. I used Fresh Express Spring Mix.
  • 1-2 cups shredded red cabbage
  • 1 granny smith apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup figs, diced
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds, roasted and unsalted
  • For the dressing:
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper


  1. This recipe will serve 4 to 6 people. In a large bowl, add all of the salad ingredients.
  2. Place all salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar. Put on lid and shake until the dressing is well combined.
  3. Pour dressing over salad, gently toss and serve.
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  2. trisha says

    This looks crazy delicious!

  3. Lisa @ Je suis alimentageuse says

    This salad looks so refreshing and flavourful =) I used to hate cabbage because Vietnamese cuisine puts it in soups a lot, but I like it raw so maybe I’ll buy a head of red cabbage for its detox properties. As for the apple a day keeps the doctor away thing, I’ve also heard that about avocado (because I mean, they are a super fruit of awesome.) Great post, great salad! ^_^
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    • Meghan Early Swint says

      I LOVE avocado — so I’m just gonna believe you on that one a day thing! :) Thanks for coming by Lisa!!


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