Soups and Salads — By Ben on 08 July 2008
Party apple salad

I don’t like boring salads (there, I finally said it) I think salads should be a nice flavorful start of a nice flavorful dinner. Neither should the flavor of a salad be overwhelmed by a dressing. Why a healthy salad have to be ruined by a fattening, greasy dressing? A nice flavorful salad doesn’t need to be dressed, natural is the best way to go, right?

Last Sunday night I had a couple of friends over for dinner and I made a variation of this apple salad. Everybody liked it so much that I decided to make it today again to post it here. Its preparation didn’t take me more than 10 minutes and the result was absolutely fantastic. The salad itself didn’t need any dressing, but we still added a little bit of Wish-Bone® Bountifuls™ dressings which were a very nice addition to all the flavors going on in the salad. I never measure any ingredients when I make salads. Just throw more of the ingredients you like and less of the ones you don’t or feel free to try new ones. Be creative with your salads, after all, that’s the stuff that will keep your body running smoothly for many years.

Party (not-boring) apple salad

Ingredients:

  • Radishes, sliced
  • Carrots, sliced
  • Apple, diced
  • Cilantro, minced
  • Red Onion, sliced
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Romaine or red leaf lettuce
  • Celery, sliced crosswise
  • Walnuts

Preparation:

  • In a large bowl mix radishes, carrots, apple, cilantro, red onion and a splash of apple cider vinegar. Chill for 10 minutes.
  • Place lettuce and celery in salad dish and top with vinegar mix and walnuts.

Buen provecho!

Update 07-12-08: I just found out about a food event called Original Recipes-Culinarty roundup hosted by Lore of Culinarty. And since almost all m recipes are original (meaning I make them up as I go) I think this would be a good addition to the round up. Check out her blog and if you have any original recipe you can share it with the world.

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(17) Readers Comments

  1. What a beautiful and colorful salad. It looks so inviting and fresh. Great photo.

  2. Oohh! I’m loving this amigo…the walnuts are a real winner here for me.

  3. Ben, it’s a fiesta salad…si, si, SI….OLE!

  4. Ooooh, all good stuff in there, and it’s so pretty!

  5. I’m with you – I love lots of colors and textures in my salads!

  6. I came by your sight to see your T-13 list but got sidetracked by this incredible looking salad! Could you add a little bit of blue cheese crumbles or maybe feta? I can almost taste a honey-lime vinaigrette over this salad…might try that tonight!

  7. That salad is so vibrant and colourful! It looks good!

  8. Anything with cilantro has my vote!!! Great looking salad!

  9. Such vivid coulours, I love it! I really miss radishes…unfortunately it’s been about one month since their season ended here. At least I’ll feast with the eyes by looking at your salad :)
    Thanks for participating!

  10. Looks lovely, and certainly not boring!!!!

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