Cabbage, apple and black sesame seed salad

June 2022


  • 1 cup (100g) walnuts
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup (100g) mayonnaise
  • 1 tbs sherry vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs Coles Wholegrain Mustard
  • 1/2 small savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 1/2 small red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 fennel, finely shaved
  • 1 small green apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 a lime juiced
  • 1 small firm green pear, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup mint leaves
  • 1/2 cup dill sprigs
  • 1 tbs sesame seeds



Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper. Place the walnuts in a medium bowl and drizzle with maple syrup. Season. Toss to coat. Spread evenly over the lined tray. Bake, turning occasionally, for 4-6 mins or until walnuts are caramelised. Set aside to cool.


Whisk the buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar and mustard in a small bowl until well combined. Season.


Ice sliced cabbage, fennel, in water and ice cubes for one hour.  After slicing apple squeeze over lime juice  to stop browning


Arrange the walnuts, combined cabbage, fennel, apple, pear, mint and dill on a large serving platter. Drizzle with the buttermilk mixture. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve immediately.