Crunchy Apple Salad

February 4, 2012mayurisjikoni

CRUNCHY APPLE SALAD WITH HONEY LEMON DRESSING

Crunchy Apple Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing is a delicious, crispy, tasty, healthy and nutritious salad. Enjoy it as a starter or as a light meal. This crunchy apple salad is a very easy to prepare and comes together in a jiffy. Use any variety of apples you like. 

What Is A Salad?

Salad is a mixture of vegetables, fruits, sometimes meat, fish, cheese, grains, lentils, beans, etc which is usually cut into small pieces. Usually served as a starter, a side dish or as a light meal, salads are delicious, nutritious and healthy too. If like me you love fruity salads then this Crunchy Apple Salad is perfect for you.

Apples Are Good

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, so goes the saying. Do you know that this old English proverb does not refer specially to apples but indicates that eating nutritious food will keep you healthier. Doctors recommended eating any round fruit for better health.

  • Soluble fibers found in apples is believed to reduce risks of cardiovascular diseases.
  • Rich in fiber apples aid digestion and promote a healthy digestive system.
  • Apples support a healthy immune system. Its rich in Vitamin C.
  • Diabetics should include apples in their diet. The soluble fiber present in apples, help to slow down absorption of sugar into the bloodstream.
  • It is believed that antioxidants present in apples help to reduce risks of certain cancers.
  • Aids weight loss. One medium apple has about 95 calories. The dietary fiber present in apples helps in slow digestion, giving you satiated for a longer period.
  • Quercetin, a flavonoid found in apples, protects neurons from oxidative damage and contains other anti-Alzheimer’s disease properties, too.

Some Apple Recipes – how to include apple in your daily diet

 

Ingredients Required For Crunchy Apple Salad and Homemade Honey Lemon Dressing:

Apples – any variety of your choice

Walnuts – roasted and cut into pieces. Roast the walnuts lightly in a wide pan over low heat.

Cheese – any variety of your choice. I’ve used cheddar.

Olives – cut into slices. Use any olives of your choice.

Lettuce Leaves – any of your choice. Can add baby spinach.

Mint Leaves – fresh. Can replace them with basil leaves.

Lemon Juice – preferably freshly squeezed.

Salt – according to your taste. I’ve used Pink Himalayan Salt.

Pepper – coarse powder.

Honey – use a good quality honey.

Olive oil – or walnut oil.

 

Dietary Tips:

  • Gluten Free
  • Healthy

 

CRUNCHY APPLE SALAD WITH HONEY LEMON DRESSING

mayurisjikoni
Crunchy Apple Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing is a delicious, crispy, tasty, healthy and nutritious salad. Enjoy it as a starter or as a light meal. 
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Light Meal, Salad, Starter
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

FOR CRUNCHY APPLE SALAD:

  • 2 apples cored and chopped
  • Few lettuce leaves any variety
  • 100 g cheddar cheese about 1/2 cup
  • 10 mint leaves
  • 10 olives black or green, sliced
  • 12 walnuts lightly roasted and cut into big pieces

FOR HONEY LEMON DRESSING:

  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp salt or according to taste
  • ¼ tsp black pepper or chilli powder

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF HOENY LEMON DRESSING:

  • In a small bowl whisk the dressing ingredients together with a small whisk or fork.

PREPARATION OF CRUNCHY APPLE SALAD:

  • Put all the ingredients for the salad in a serving bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over it and serve.

Notes

  • If the salad leaves have wilted a bit, soak it in ice cold water for for 15 to 30 minutes. Remove from the water and pat dry the leaves with a tea towel.
  • Mix 2 varieties of apples.
  • Use any cheese variety of your choice. Can omit cheese altogether.
  • If you are serving the salad later, pour the dressing over it just before serving. However, remember to mix a bit of lemon juice with the apples so that they do not turn brown.
Keyword apple salad recipe, crunchy apple salad, honey lemon dressing recipe

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