Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Apple Salad *

When making fruit salad, I prefer to use only fruit that is in season and in fall that means apples. If you have fresh, ripe, local apples which taste delicious on their own it may seem silly to add a dressing. The dressing for this salad is important, however, because it keeps the apples from turning brown after being cut up.

1 very large or 2 medium red delicious apples
1 very large or 2 medium golden delicious apples (or other mild, sweet, gold colored apple)
3/4 cup raisins
3/4 English walnut meats, broken into pieces
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (roughly one lemon worth)
1/4 cup agave
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Wash, core, and cut the apples into 1/2" pieces. Place the apples, raisins, and walnuts into a bowl. Combine the lemon juice and agave in a separate container and whisk or stir until well blended. Pour the lemon/agave dressing over the salad and stir to be sure all the apple chunks are well coated. Sprinkle on the cinnamon and stir again to distribute it through the salad. Anything that will not be eaten the same day should be refrigerated in a sealed container.

This recipe is a part of the September 2010 SOS Kitchen Challenge hosted by Diet, Dessert, and Dogs and Affairs of Living


  1. Lovely seasonal salad, with such warm flavors! I like the mixture of apples, that is quite cleverm and must make it look so beautiful. Thanks for participating in the challenge! xoxo Kim | http://www.affairsofliving.com

  2. Wow, this sounds so simple and delicious. I have an apple tree that is giving so many apples this year, and I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy them. This will be really delicious with some Purely Decadent vanilla bean coconut milk ice cream!

  3. This is a beautiful salad! I used to add a splash of orange juice instead of the lemon and call it a raw breakfast cereal. ;) Thanks so much for your submission to this month's SOS!

  4. One more thing, can you please link back to my and Ricki's SOS kick-off pages? We ask that everyone please link back, so people can learn about the challenge and see the other submissions. THanks! xoxo Kim | http://www.affairsofliving.com