Apple is a great alternative to lettuce for salads. Sweet, crunchy and delicious, it has the perfect amount of tanginess for a lunchtime dish.
Together with the fresh lime juice in the dressing, this apple salad has a tremendous citrus flavour that really packs a punch (who said salads were boring hey!?).
My husband Peter enjoys his with peanuts (unfortunately nuts make me break out in a rush) which adds to the crunchiness of the salad.
You opt for seeds instead or I go without.
This is the ideal vegan recipe.
For the salad
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
- 3-4 Granny Smith apples, finely sliced
- Large handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
- Handful of chopped peanuts
For the dressing
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- The juice of 1 lime
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 garlic clove, peeled and very finely chopped
- 1/2 red chilli, very finely chopped
In a small bowl or measuring jug, whisk together your dressing ingredients. Cover in clingfilm and set in the fridge.
Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan and fry the onions for around 10 minutes, until crispy.
Arrange the apple on a place and add the tomatoes, onion and peanuts. Drizzle with the dressing.