Monday, February 20, 2012

Sesame Apple Salad

This fresh, light-tasting salad has a mildly nutty flavor with a hint of mint that complements the super sweetness of the Fuji apple. Top with grilled chicken for a complete meal.

For the salad, you would need:

2 Washington Fuji apples                                                                  
2 medium carrots    
1bunch small radishes                                                                      
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 chopped fresh parsley                                                              
1/2 cup chopped fresh mint


1/4 cup                      cider vinegar                                                     50 mL
2 tbsp                        honey                                                                 30 mL
1 tsp                          Dijon mustard                                                   5 mL
                                  Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup                      extra virgin olive oil                                         175 mL
2 tbsp                        sesame seeds, toasted                                       30 mL


  • Quarter apples; remove core and thinly slice. Set aside in large bowl
  • Peel carrots and cut into matchstick pieces. Add to apples.
  • Slice radishes and cut into thin strips. Add to apples. 
  • Gently toss with raisins, parsley and mint.
  • In small bowl, whisk together, vinegar, honey, Dijon, salt and pepper. Slowly whisk in oil.
  • Just before serving, toss salad with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Enjoy your nutty, juicy salad

Happy eating :)

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